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Nagorno-Karabakh says death toll among its military rises to 673 since start of conflict

FILE PHOTO: A destroyed infantry fighting vehicle is seen on the road during the military conflict in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, outside Stepanakert October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

YEREVAN (Reuters) - The defence ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh region said on Sunday it had recorded another 40 casualties among its military, pushing the military death toll to 673 since fighting with Azeri forces erupted on Sept. 27.

The fighting has surged to its worst level since the 1990s, when some 30,000 people were killed.

Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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