Nagorno-Karabakh says death toll among its military rises to 729 since start of conflict

German lawmakers visit a cemetery where soldiers killed during the military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh are buried, in Stepanakert

YEREVAN (Reuters) - The defence ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh region said on Monday it had recorded another 19 casualties among its military, pushing the military death toll to 729 since fighting with Azeri forces erupted on Sept. 27.

The fighting has surged to its worst level since the 1990s, when some 30,000 people were killed.

(Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Alison Williams)