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Azerbaijan Says 2,783 Soldiers Died in Karabakh War With Armenia

  • Defense Ministry reports losses in 44-day war for first time
  • Armenia lost similar number before Russia brokered truce deal
Azerbaijan Counts The Costs Of War Over Nagorno-Karabakh

Photographer: Alex McBride/Getty Images

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said at least 2,783 of its soldiers were killed in fighting with Armenians over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, the first time it has disclosed losses in the 44-day war.

More than 100 servicemen are still missing and as many as 1,245 are receiving treatment in the hospital, the ministry said in a statement Thursday.