An Armenian covers his ears while a howitzer fires at an artillery position of the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh near Martakert, Azerbaijan, Sunday, April 3, 2016. (Vahram Baghdasaryan, PHOTOLURE via AP)
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Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry Sunday announced a unilateral cease-fire against the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, but rebel forces in the area said they continued to come under fire from Azerbaijani forces.Nagorno-Karabakh, a region in Azerbaijan, has been under the control of local ethnic Armenian forces and the Armenian military since a war ended in 1994 with no resolution of the region's status.Armenian forces also occupy several areas outside Nagorno-Karabakh proper. The Defense Ministry of Nagorno-Karabakh Sunday said its forces went on a counteroffensive around the village of Talish after Azerbaijani forces shelled their positions just before dawn.
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