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Armenia shelling Azerbaijan’s Lachin and Gubadli districts from its territory

24 October 2020 [15:03] - TODAY.AZ

Armenia resorted to another provocation to prevent the operations carried out by the Azerbaijani army in the direction of Lachin and Gubadli districts, Trend reports on Oct. 24 citing the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense.

Currently, the missile and artillery installations of the Armenian Armed Forces, holding combat positions in Armenia’s Goris and Kafan districts, near the state border, intensively shell the territories of Lachin and Gubadli districts.

The goal of the opposite side is to provoke the Azerbaijani army to return fire on Armenia’s territory.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

Back in July 2020, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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, 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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