ICRC: Over 4,500 people missing due to Karabakh conflict

Thu 07 Feb 2019 10:05 GMT | 14:05 Local Time

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More than 4,500 persons in total went missing as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representatives said during an event held in their Baku office on Thursday, Trend reports.

They noted that 3,800 of them were registered by the ICRC Baku office, the rest by the Yerevan office and the Nagorno-Karabakh mission.

It was also stated that 80 percent of the missing persons were the military personnel.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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