Mardakert


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Mardakert

 

an urban-type settlement and center of Mardakert Raion, Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (Azerbaijan SSR). Located 62 km north of Stepanakert and 41 km southwest of the Barda railroad station. Population, 5,700 (1970). Mardakert has a butter and cheese dairy, a winery, and a small industries combine.

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Despite the ceasefire, there are frequent exchanges of fire along the line of contact; in 2008 a skirmish in the Mardakert region led to losses on both sides, though both sides refute the number of casualties provided by the other side.
On 4 July 1992 Azeris captured Mardakert, the largest town in the north of Nagorno-Karabakh, and moved on Stepanakert.
In June 1992, Azerbaijani forces, along with Russians and Chechens, attacked northern Karabakh and captured the town of Mardakert, renaming it Agdere.
His forces' limited successes in the northern part of Nagorno-Karabakh, around the strategic town of Mardakert, helped to restore damaged Azeri pride.