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Armenia 125 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours

09 August 2017 [10:53] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 125 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said August 9.

The Azerbaijani army positions in Kohneqishlaq village of the Agstafa district, Farakhli, Gushchu Ayrim, Mezem and Qizilhajili villages and on the nameless heights of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Shavarshavan village and on the nameless heights of the Noyemberyan district, as well as in Berkaber, Paravakar villages of the Ijevan district of Armenia.

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions in Aghdam, Kokhanebi, Munjuglu villages of the Tovuz district of Azerbaijan were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in Chinari, Mosesqekh and Aygedzor villages and on the nameless heights of the Berd district of Armenia.

The Azerbaijani army positions in Zamanli village and on the nameless heights of Azerbaijan's Gadabay district also underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on the nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia.

Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Chilaburt village of the Tartar district, Taghibayli, Bash Garvand, Javakhirli, Garagashli, Kengerli, Sarijali, Novruzlu Marzili, Shikhlar villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashagi Veyselli, Garvand, Qarakhanbayli, Gorgan, Kurdler, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fuzuli district, Nuzgar and Mehdili villages of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights in the Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam, 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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