Azerbaijan says it has retaken breakaway Armenian enclave after separatists surrender
The Azerbaijani government has said that its forces have retaken the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh enclave following the surrender of Armenian separatist forces. This marks a victory for Azerbaijan in the decades-long conflict over the disputed region, which had been part of Azerbaijan before the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. The surrender of the separatists came after Azerbaijan launched a major offensive to retake the region earlier this month. Negotiations between Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russian mediators over the region’s status have been ongoing since then. The warring sides had agreed earlier this week to a truce in the enclave, allowing Armenia to withdraw its troops and allowing Azerbaijan to take control.