Life in Nagorno-Karabakh 2019

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Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, is a landlocked region in the South Caucasus. Merzili. All houses were destroyed during the war. The military bunker (R) on top of the hill controls the front line with Azerbaijan. The territory is under the control of the Artsakh Defense Army (which is backed up by Armenian Army) due to the ongoing territorial disputes with Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh is a disputed territory, internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but most of the region is governed by the Republic of Artsakh (formerly named Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), a de facto independent state with Armenian ethnic population. Merzili (also Mirasali) was a village and municipality in the Agdam Rayon of Azerbaijan. 5.10.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef