【12月26日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Despite a second attempt at a cease-fire, Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations Sunday of violating the new truce in their destructive conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The latest truce, which was announced Saturday and took force at midnight, was the second attempt to establish a cease-fire since heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh on Sept. 27. The fighting and shelling has killed hundreds of people-both combatants and civilians-and marks the biggest escalation of a decades-old conflict over the region.

The fighting, involving heavy artillery, rockets and drones, has continued despite repeated calls for cessation of hostilities coming from around the globe. It also raises the specter of a wider conflict that could draw in Russia and Turkey and threaten Caspian Sea energy exports.

中譯:

儘管亞美尼亞與亞塞拜然2度嘗試停火,兩造於週日因納哥諾卡拉巴克(納卡自治區)分離意識所引發的惡性衝突,而互控對方違反新的停戰協議。

兩國部隊自9月27日在納卡自治區爆發激烈戰鬥以來,上週六午夜宣布並生效的最新停火協議,係兩造第2度嘗試立下的停火協議。這場戰鬥與砲擊已造成數百名戰士及平民死亡,亦為該地區數十多年衝突最嚴重的一次。

儘管全球一再呼籲停止戰爭行動,惟雙方仍持續以重砲、火箭彈及無人機攻擊。此一行徑還可能讓俄國與土耳其介入,引發更廣泛的衝突,並危及裡海的能源輸出。

-關鍵軍語-

※hostilities:

Acts of warfare.

例句:

The conduct of hostilities is a specific aspect of IHL which regulates the means and methods of warfare.

國際人道法特別就戰爭行為,規範了戰爭的手段及方法。