Map of Azerbaijan and Armenia locating Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh.
Map of Azerbaijan and Armenia locating Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh.AFP

Heavy fighting continued between Armenian rebels and Azerbaijan early Monday over a decades long territorial dispute, with officials in the breakaway Karabakh region saying a total of 32 of its fighters died.

An Armenian defence ministry spokesperson said in a statement that "intensive fighting continued overnight" while defence ministry officials in Karabakh confirmed 15 more fighters had died, bringing their total military fatality count to 32 since clashes erupted Sunday.

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