Azerbaijan says repels Armenian advance; Turkey moves F-16s


Azerbaijan said that it repelled Armenian attacks in its border region on Monday, a day after a U.S.-brokered ceasefire in a conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh was announced, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

The clashes continued in Khojavend and Fuzuli, as well as in the city of Qubadli, Anadolu said, citing an Azeri Defence Ministry statement.

The U.S.-brokered humanitarian ceasefire was announced in a joint statement released by the U.S., Armenian and Azeri governments on Sunday.

Two other ceasefires agreed earlier this month were broken almost immediately, with Armenia and Azerbaijan accusing each other of violations.

Armenia’s Defence Ministry said on Monday that the Azeri artillery had fired on military positions in various parts of the front line after the ceasefire agreement had begun.

Turkey has moved six F-16 fighter jets stationed at the Ganja airport in Azerbaijan to an airbase at Gabala, further away from the conflict zone, after the city of Ganja was shelled by Armenian forces, U.S. news outlet The Drive said.



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