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At the end of September 2020, Azerbaijan attacked the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, which had until then been administered by Armenia. The somewhat frozen conflict flared up again. The fighting broke out with incredible fierceness and cruelty. Azerbaijan was well prepared and armed for the war, gaining support mainly from allied Turkey, which armed it with modern drones. Armenians drove to Karabakh with equipment forty years old. The young soldiers, who had spent only a few months in training, could barely use Kalashnikov's, but not operate advanced weapon systems. Dozens of Azerbaijani drones slaughtered them. But Armenian rockets also landed in Azerbaijan territory. The war ended on the night of November 9-10. The Armenians were left with only a fraction of the territory they had conquered in the previous war. People had to leave their homes, most of which moved in thirty years ago after winning the war.
Journalist and photographer, from 2004 to 2018 she was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Lidé a Země. Since 2018 she has been working as a freelance reporter and photographer. focused on conflicts areas. She has worked in a number of African countries. She visited Afghanistan several times, as well as Somalia, plagued by several decades of war. Since 2014, she has focused on the issue of war with the ISIS. She is the co-author of several books, documentaries and a number of television reports. She has won eleven prizes and nominations in the Czech Press Photo competition - both for photography and for video production. Klicperová cooperates with a number of the Czech media. She also lectures at the University of Hradec Králové.