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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kocharian Brother Dies

MOSCOW -- Valery Kocharian, the brother of Armenian President Robert Kocharian, died Monday when his motorized glider crashed near Armenia's capital, Yerevan, Itar-Tass reported.

Kocharian, 46, was flying alone when the crash occurred at the Arzni training field, an Armenian government spokesman told the Russian news agency.

He held no government function, but took part in fighting in Nagorny Karabakh, an Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan, where he was seriously wounded by a shell in 1992.