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Armenia breaks ceasefire, shells Azerbaijani positions

16 February 2017 [10:23] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 45 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on  February 16.

The Armenian army was using 60-millimeter mortars and large caliber machine guns.

The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Gaymagli village and on nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Barekamavan village of the Noyemberyan district and on nameless heights of the Ijevan district of Armenia.

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions located in the Aghbulag and Kokhanabi villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in the Chinari village of Armenia’s Berd district.

The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gadabay district also underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian army positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh village of the Tartar district, Yusifjanli, Javahirli and Marzili villages of the Aghdam district, Garakhanbayli, Horadiz and Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrayil districts of Azerbaijan.

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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