Azerbaijan Says 2,783 Soldiers Died in Karabakh War With Armenia

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said at least 2,783 of its soldiers were killed in fighting with Armenians over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, the first time it has disclosed losses in the 44-day war.

More than 100 servicemen are still missing and as many as 1,245 are receiving treatment in the hospital, the ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Armenia has reported at least 2,718 of its soldiers died in the war halted by a Russia-brokered truce on Nov. 10. By then, Azerbaijani troops had retaken four occupied regions lost in a 1990s conflict and advanced to within a few miles of Nagorno-Karabakh’s capital. Armenia completed a withdrawal from three more Azerbaijani regions Dec. 1 as part of the accord overseen by nearly 2,000 Russian peacekeepers.

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