Iran's IRGC deploys forces near border with Nagorno-Karabakh

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TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has deployed forces to Iran's East Azerbaijan province near its border with the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, amid insecurity created by clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, official news agency IRNA reported on Monday.

The Iranian military has stationed tanks and troops in northwestern Iran, in the cities of Jolfa and Khoda Afarin, bordering Armenia and Azerbaijan.

A new round of armed conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh broke out on Sept. 27 along the contact line. Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at loggerheads over the mountainous region since 1988.

On Monday, a cease-fire agreement went into effect between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the third truce within weeks, but shortly after the two sides broke the cease-fire and traded accusations and attacks with each other. Enditem

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