Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh remains elusive  

The re-election of Ilham Aliyev as Azerbaijan's president is likely to focus attention once again on the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The area was established by the Soviet Union in the 1920s as an autonomous region within Azerbaijan. Its population was mainly ethnic Armenian but many Azeris lived there too.

In 1991, in a referendum boycotted by local Azerbaijanis, ethnic Armenians approved the creation of an independent state there.

But sporadic clashes have continued, with several soldiers on either side reportedly killed in March. Nadim Baba reports.


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