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Russia decries use of 'foreign terrorists' in Karabakh conflict

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Syrian and Libyan fighters from illegal armed groups were being sent to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, where fierce fighting has raged for the past four days between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces.

Russia called on the countries involved to prevent the use of “foreign terrorists and mercenaries” in the conflict.

Two Syrian rebel sources have told Reuters that Turkey is sending Syrian rebel fighters to support Azerbaijan, which Turkey and Azerbaijan have denied.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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