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Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 39 times in 24 hours

07 January 2017 [12:35] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s Armed Forces have 39 times violated the ceasefire in different directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reported on January 7.

The Azerbaijani army positions located on the nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district, Aghbulag, Aghdam and Alibayli villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on the nameless heights of the Ijevan district and in the Chinari, Aygepar villages of Armenia’s Berd district.

Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt, Yarimja villages of the Tartar district, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Shirvanli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Horadiz village of the Fuzuli district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand and Fuzuli districts.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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