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Jul 8th 2007 12:20AM Regarding the previous statement; I was just recently in Karabakh and I know as a fact that there was no burning of anything. I am not Armenian but see the Armenian cause no different from that of Kosovo. It may be my "American Ignorance", however it seems that after some heavy research, Azerbaijan seems to have started the war, and that up until 1992 or 93 the Armenians were simply trying to keep Azeri and soviet forces from looting and pillaging their homes.
This opinion is only from a novice of the war and I know little but what I researched and learned in Karbakh and would love to hear the perspective of the previous commentator.
Also from what I have read, you are correct regarding the Caucasian Albanians who lived in the area, however the area was under Armenian or Persian control for hundreds of years at a time. And from what I have seen in karbakh there seems to only be beautiful churches however bombed out they are. I witnessed very little evidence of Azerbaijani presence there.
Oh and Lastly yes Karabakh is safe to travel to there is nothing to fear regarding your safety.