The Ministry of Defense (Kemhan) of Azerbaijan disclosed details of the victims during the 44 days of war since September 27 and ended November 10 when the two sides signed a ceasefire agreement.
“A total of 1,245 soldiers were also injured during the war,” said a statement from the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense.
“About 103 soldiers who died have not been identified and efforts were made for DNA analysis,” said the Ministry of Defense. (Also read: Palestine Urges Serious Action to Boycott Israeli Settlements)
The Ministry of Defense added that more than 100 soldiers were still missing and a search was underway to find them. (See Infographic: First, Britain Will Use Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine Next Week)
Relations between the two former Soviet republics have been strained since 1991, when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh or Upper Karabakh. (Watch Video: After Immunization, A Toddler in Bawang Putih Dies)
When new clashes broke out on September 27, Armenian soldiers launched attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani troops in violation of several humanitarian cease-fire agreements.
During the conflict Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages from Armenian occupation.
On November 10, the two countries signed a Russian-brokered agreement to end fighting and work towards a comprehensive resolution.
The ceasefire was seen as Azerbaijani victory and the defeat of Armenia whose troops had been withdrawn by agreement.