17:25 GMT19 October 2020
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    YEREVAN (Sputnik) - The Defence Army of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has knocked out four attacking Azerbaijani tanks south of the contact line, the Armenian Defense Ministry said on Sunday morning, hours after a fresh ceasefire took effect in the region.

    "In the southern direction of the contact line, units of the [Karabakh] Defence Army have knocked out four attacking enemy tanks. On the southern flank, the enemy is using a large number of drones and artillery weapons," spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan wrote on Facebook.

    The new Yerevan-Baku ceasefire came into force at midnight local time (20:00 GMT on Saturday). The sides have immediately accused each other of violating the truce.

    The fighting on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh started on 27  September. The sides have accused each other of starting the firing. The international community strongly condemned the escalation and called on parties to settle the differences via dialogue, while Turkey has pledged its full support for Azerbaijan.

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