(FRANCE 24) – Residents in the Azerbaijani town of Tartar have been forced to flee their homes as fighting in the neighbouring region of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian separatist enclave, has escalated in recent weeks. FRANCE 24 reports.
The streets of Tartar have been deserted ever since Azerbaijan's army staked out a position in the town, making it a major target in the conflict.
"[The Armenians are] bombing the town, you can see it for yourself. The residents have all had to flee. They have destroyed this town," Mehman Nasivov, the deputy mayor of Tartar, told FRANCE 24 as an explosion resounded nearby.
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