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Fierce clashes resumed for a third day in occupied Karabakh

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Fierce clashes resumed for a third day in occupied Karabakh

Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry says Armenian forces have attempted to retake freed ground by launching counterattacks but failed.

Azerbaijani and Armenian forces have deployed heavy artillery in the latest fighting over the occupied Karabakh region as the overall confirmed death toll nears 100 – mostly Armenian soldiers – since violence broke out over the weekend.

Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that Armenian forces attempted to recover lost ground by launching counterattacks in the directions of Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Aghdara and Tartar, but failed.

The ministry said in a statement there was fighting around Fuzuli city with Armenian troops shelling the Dashkesan region on the border between the two countries, miles away from occupied Karabakh.

Armenia denied the shelling, but reported fighting throughout the night and said its forces repelled attacks in several directions along the line of contact.

Residential areas in Azerbaijan's Tartar area, few kilometres from the frontline, were shelled by Armenian forces,

"Locals told us three people have died as a result of missiles landing," he said. Azerbaijan has lost at least 12 civilians in Armenian shelling since Sunday.

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