Ethnic Armenian children from Nagorno-Karabakh look from a truck after arriving in Armenia's Goris in Syunik region, Armenia, on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023.

Half of Nagorno-Karabakh's population flees as the separatist government says it will dissolve

The separatist government of Nagorno-Karabakh said Thursday it will dissolve itself and the unrecognised republic will cease to exist by year's end after a three-decade bid for independence, while Armenian officials said more than half of the region's population has already fled.

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