More than 100,000 people have fled the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenia says.

It means that almost the entire population of the ethnic Armenian enclave has left since Azerbaijan seized the region last week.

Azerbaijan has said it wants to reintegrate the area and treat its residents as equals, but an Armenian spokesman said this was just a “lie”.

Nagorno-Karabakh recognised as part of Azerbaijan had been run by ethnic Armenians for three decades.

The mountainous region in the South Caucasus has been supported by Armenia – but also by its ally, Russia.

At least 200 ethnic Armenians and dozens of Azerbaijani soldiers were killed as Azerbaijan’s army swept in. As part of a ceasefire deal, separatists have agreed to surrender their weapons.

BBC / Titilayo Kupoliyi

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