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Armenia breaks ceasefire, fires 120 times at Azerbaijani positions

16 April 2017 [13:59] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 120 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry April 16.

The Azerbaijani army positions in Kamarli, Gaymagli, Gushchu Ayrim villages and on the nameless heights of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on the nameless heights of the Ijevan district and in Barekamavan, Voskevan villages of the Noyemberyan district of Armenia.

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions in Aghbulag, Kokhanebi and Alibayli villages and on the nameless heights of the Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in Chinari and Aygepar villages of the Berd district of Armenia.

Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions located on the nameless heights of the Gadabay district were shot at from the Armenian army positions located on the nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia.

The Azerbaijani army also underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Yarimja villages of the Tartar district, Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Marzili villages of the Aghdam district, Gorgan, Horadiz, Qarakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli and Ashagi Veysalli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions on nameless heights in the Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam, Khojavand and Fuzuli 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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