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    The army of the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh republic has downed an Azerbaijani drone, Armenian Defense Ministry press spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said Tuesday.

    YEREVAN (Sputnik) — Armenia and Azerbaijan declared a dramatic escalation of the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on April 2. Baku and Yerevan traded blame for breaching the truce in the conflict and reported heavy fighting in the area.

    "The army of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the southern direction of the Karabakh-Azerbaijani line of contact, downed another drone from the Azerbaijani Air Forces," Hovhannisyan told RIA Novosti.

    The Nagorno-Karabakh army has posted a video of the downed drone on its Youtube account. Hovhannisyan shared the video on his Facebook page.

    Another Azerbaijani drone was destroyed

    The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh began in 1988, when the Armenian-dominated autonomous region sought to secede from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, before the latter proclaimed independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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