192 Azerbaijani soldiers died in the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan lost 192 soldiers during last week's military operation to regain control over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health announced today.
During the Azerbaijani military operations, 200 ethnic Armenians were killed, but as part of the agreement reached, the Armenian fighters agreed to surrender their weapons.
Nagorno-Karabakh, which is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, has been ruled by ethnic Armenians for three decades with the support and alliance of Russia, according to Reuters.
After the operation of the Azerbaijani army, almost 30.000 ethnic Armenians left Nagorno-Karabakh, which is a quarter of the Armenian population living in this region.
On the only road leading to Armenia, the destination of all those leaving Nagorno-Karabakh, cameras recorded hundreds of cars, reports the BBC.
A Baku official says the region's residents will be safe, but the Armenian prime minister has disappeared, accusing the "ethnic cleansing" of Armenians has begun.