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Pakistan supports Azerbaijan's stance on Nagorno-Karabakh, says Qureshi

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Mustafa Sentop speaks during an interview with Reuters in Ankara Turkey

The violence has raised fears that regional powers Turkey and Russian Federation could be sucked into a wider conflict, and concern about the security of pipelines in Azerbaijan that carry natural gas and oil to world markets.

The Armenian Armed Forces, which are losing manpower and military equipment, are replenishing their ranks with terrorists from different countries, experts of the Turkish Foundation for Political, Economic, and Social Researches (SETA) Can Acun told Trend.

From September 27 to October 17, 60 Azerbaijani civilians were killed and 271 were injured.

Azerbaijan seeks an Armenian withdrawal from Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has turned into an acute problem because of Armenia's non-reconciliatory attitude, Şentop said, accusing Yerevan of trying to institutionalize its occupation of Azerbaijani lands through state politics.

"In Nagorno Karabakh, a battalion of Nubar Ozanyan, who was a member of the PKK/ YPG terrorist group's Syrian wing, is fighting on the side of Armenia against the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the expert also noted".

Separately, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev announced that the country's forces have taken control of 13 villages in the Jabrayil region near the Iranian border.

Armenian authorities have so far confirmed 729 deaths among their servicemen.

The two ex-Soviet republics said there was intense fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, with the enclave reporting that 43 more of its defence personnel had been killed.

Among accusations on both sides, Azerbaijan said it had "neutralized" a missile fired by Armenian forces at an oil pipeline in Azerbaijan on Sunday, several hours after the ceasefire went into force.

The decades-long Nagorno-Karabakh conflict re-erupted on September 27 and has so far killed more than 700 people, including almost 80 civilians.

The Azeri defence ministry said: "The enemy fired at the vicinity of the Jabrail city, as well as the villages of this region ... using mortars and artillery", adding that the Azeri army "took adequate retaliatory measures". Armenia occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territories including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

United Nations Security Council members said on Monday Armenia and Azerbaijan should respect the new humanitarian truce agreement. One million ethnic Azerbaijanis were forcibly displaced from these areas and 30,000 were killed.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi voiced concerns over the reprehensible targeting and killing of civilians by the Armenian forces and hoped for a peaceful resolution of the crisis, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.

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