NY Times visits Azerbaijan’s occupied lands (6 photos)
David M. Herszenhorn, a NY Times reporter has visited the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, in particular the city of Shusha, Agdam district, and Khankendi, and took some photos there.
Previously, the NY Times sent a permission request to Azerbaijan, and was granted to visit the occupied lands, according to the country’s foreign ministry.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. Despite the 1994 ceasefire agreement, the situation on the frontline remains tense, and about 20 percent of Azerbaijani lands remain under occupation.
Below are some photos taken by David Herszenhorn. Take a closer look.