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At least 25 people have died in Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of Thursday's Azerbaijani military offensive, Gegam Stepanyan, an Armenian separatist human rights official in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, told Reuters.

According to the representative of the mavericks, two of the victims were civilians.

Earlier today, Baku sent troops to the predominantly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh, internationally recognized as part of the territory of Azerbaijan.

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Azerbaijan's actions were taken in an attempt to subjugate the area by force, raising the threat of a new war with neighboring Armenia, Reuters reported.