PHOTOS: 2-week war in Nagorno-Karabakh, ceasefire declared in Moscow

  • Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire starting on Saturday, two weeks after brutal clashes killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more.
  • A decades-long conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan re-ignited on September 27 with both sides fighting for control over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
  • Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces since the end of a separatist war in 1994.
  • It marked the biggest escalation since the 1990s and involves heavy artillery, warplanes, and drones.
  • Scroll down to see photos of what it was like in the region during this time of conflict.
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Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire starting on Saturday after two weeks of brutal fighting that killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more.

The deal agreed in Moscow did not make a clear how long the ceasefire was due to hold for and there were reports of continued fighting in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to Reuters.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been embroiled in a decades-long conflict.

Nagorno-Karabakh lies in Azerbaijan but its 140,000 population is mostly ethnic Armenians and it has been under the control of Armenian forces since the end of a separatist war in 1994.

The recent clashes marked the biggest escalation since the 1990s.

Scroll down to see 13 photos of what happened in the region.

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