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First evacuees from Nagorno-Karabakh cross into Armenia

Posted on AllSides September 24th, 2023
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Christopher Cherry/The Guardian

The first several hundred refugees from war-torn Nagorno-Karabakh have crossed into Armenian territory, as a historic evacuation begins that could lead to a mass exodus of ethnic Armenians while Azerbaijan appears on the brink of taking control of the breakaway region.

They are the first civilians to have crossed from Nagorno-Karabakh into Armenia in nearly a year, reuniting families after a 10-month blockade and an intensive Azerbaijan military offensive this week that has left hundreds dead, wounded or missing.

Rima Elizbaryan and her two daughters crossed the border in the early afternoon and were...

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