NAGORNO KARABAKH – Azerbaijan Reclaims Third District From Armenia Under Nagorno-Karabakh Truce (RFE/RL)

Azerbaijan has completed reclaiming three districts held by ethnic Armenian forces for more than a quarter-century after a peace deal ended six weeks of fierce fighting over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

In an address to the nation on December 1, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev hailed the restoration of control over Lachin, a strategic link between Armenia’s internationally recognized border and ethnic Armenian-held areas in Nagorno-Karabakh, as a “historic victory.”