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Armenian and Azerbaijani forces exchange heavy fire killing dozens

By Abiodun Ogundairo
04 October 2020   |   1:45 pm
Azerbaijani and Armenian forces battled for a second day after dozens were killed in an outbreak of heavy fighting that has raised fears of an all-out war between the longtime enemies.

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