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Strategic Reservoir Exchanges Hands In Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict


In the Martakert region of Nagorno-Karabakh, fighting has continued despite the promises of ceasefires. The zone is of strategic importance because it contains the Sugovushan reservoir - or the Madagiz reservoir to the Armenians. The dam was built to provide water supplies for farmers living in the Azerbaijani populated Terter region. The farmers claim that when Armenians took control of the dam in 1992, they diverted the water away from them. Many are cotton growers, and they’re hoping the recapture of the dam and the water supply will improve their livelihood.