Caves offer refuge for Armenian border villagers living in fear of Azerbaijani attack

Khnatsakh (Armenia) (AFP) – Residents in the village of Khnatsakh, on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan, live in fear of an invasion by Azerbaijani troops. Should an attack occur, a network of caves in the surrounding hills is ready to act as a shelter, as they did in 2020. Until the 2020 war, the village was controlled by Armenia as a “buffer” around breakaway Karabakh. Since Azerbaijan’s victory in 2020, Yerevan pulled back and Khnatsakh found itself surrounded by military outposts.


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