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AZERBAIJAN : New Units Mustered to Repel Armenians

April 05, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

New fighting units are being mustered by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry to repel Armenian forces that have captured nearly a tenth of its territory. A television journalist in the capital, Baku, said the government is hastily assembling fresh combat units to repel a major Armenian offensive. The former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan are locked in an undeclared war over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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