Nagorno-Karabakh fighting raises threat of deadly escalation

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Nagorno-Karabakh fighting raises threat of deadly escalation

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Azerbaijani soldiers and firefighters search for survivors after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-largest city, near the border with Armenia. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020, file photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, third from left, meets with Armenia's Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Moscow, Russia. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, a man walks among the debris of damaged houses two days after shelling by Armenian artillery in Ganja, Azerbaijan. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, an employee walks through an empty American Airlines arrivals area at Miami International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic in Miami. President Donald Trump’s startling COVID-19 diagnosis serves as a cruel reminder of the pervasive spread of the coronavirus in the United States and shows how tenuous of a grip the nation has on the crisis, health experts said. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, center, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, right, and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov at their meeting in Moscow, Russia. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, rescuers carry an injured person to an ambulance after shelling by Armenian artillery during fighting in Ganja, Azerbaijan. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, a woman stands inside her damaged house two days after shelling by Armenian's artillery in Ganja, Azerbaijan. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, ethnic Armenian volunteer recruits gather to receive their uniforms and weapons before being dispatched to the frontline near Hadrut, in Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly Armenian region inside Azerbaijan. While separatist forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and in the Armenian military continue to rely mostly on aging Soviet-built weapons, Azerbaijan has completely revamped its arsenal with state-of-the-art attack drones and powerful long-range multiple rocket systems supplied by its neighbor and ally, Turkey. (AP Photo/Karen Mirzoyan, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, people wearing masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk past a billboard that reads "Turkey and Azerbaijan, two states one nation" in Ankara, Turkey. Unlike previous outbursts of hostilities over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, NATO-member Turkey, which has close ethnic, cultural and historic bonds with Azerbaijan, took a higher profile and vowed to help Azerbaijan reclaim its territory. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, a person stands in a cultural center destroyed by shelling during a military conflict, in Shushi, outside Stepanakert, the capital of the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020, file photo, people look at destroyed houses a day after shelling by Armenian's artillery in Ganja, Azerbaijan. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (AP Photo/File)

Nagorno-Karabakh fighting raises threat of deadly escalation

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Azerbaijani soldiers and firefighters search for survivors after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-largest city, near the border with Armenia. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020, file photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, third from left, meets with Armenia's Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Moscow, Russia. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, a man walks among the debris of damaged houses two days after shelling by Armenian artillery in Ganja, Azerbaijan. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, an employee walks through an empty American Airlines arrivals area at Miami International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic in Miami. President Donald Trump’s startling COVID-19 diagnosis serves as a cruel reminder of the pervasive spread of the coronavirus in the United States and shows how tenuous of a grip the nation has on the crisis, health experts said. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, center, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, right, and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov at their meeting in Moscow, Russia. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, rescuers carry an injured person to an ambulance after shelling by Armenian artillery during fighting in Ganja, Azerbaijan. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, a woman stands inside her damaged house two days after shelling by Armenian's artillery in Ganja, Azerbaijan. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, ethnic Armenian volunteer recruits gather to receive their uniforms and weapons before being dispatched to the frontline near Hadrut, in Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly Armenian region inside Azerbaijan. While separatist forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and in the Armenian military continue to rely mostly on aging Soviet-built weapons, Azerbaijan has completely revamped its arsenal with state-of-the-art attack drones and powerful long-range multiple rocket systems supplied by its neighbor and ally, Turkey. (AP Photo/Karen Mirzoyan, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, people wearing masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk past a billboard that reads "Turkey and Azerbaijan, two states one nation" in Ankara, Turkey. Unlike previous outbursts of hostilities over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, NATO-member Turkey, which has close ethnic, cultural and historic bonds with Azerbaijan, took a higher profile and vowed to help Azerbaijan reclaim its territory. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, a person stands in a cultural center destroyed by shelling during a military conflict, in Shushi, outside Stepanakert, the capital of the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020, file photo, people look at destroyed houses a day after shelling by Armenian's artillery in Ganja, Azerbaijan. A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks. (AP Photo/File)