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The two countries are fighting over the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, a part of Azerbaijan that unilaterally broke away from the nation in a bloody war in the early 1990s. Yerevan supports the region militarily while Baku considers it an integral part of the country temporarily occupied by Armenia.
The surge in hostilities started in late September. The attempt for a ceasefire is the second in as many weeks and remains shaky, as both sides accuse each other of violations.
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