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Ceasefire broken as Armenia shoots at Azerbaijani positions

01 October 2016 [11:35] - TODAY.AZ

Armenia’s armed forces have 10 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Oct. 1.

Armenian army was using large-caliber machine guns.

Positions of the Azerbaijani army located in the Bala Jafarli, Gaymagli and Kamarli villages and on nameless heights in the Gazakh district underwent fire from the positions located in the Paravakar and Vazashen villages of Armenia’s Ijevan district and from the positions in the Barekamavan village of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district.

Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights of the Tovuz district were fired at from the positions located in the Chinari village of Armenia’s Berd district.

Positions of the Azerbaijani army located on nameless heights of the Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions located on nameless heights in Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

Azerbaijani army also underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Chilaburt village of Azerbaijan’s Terter district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, as well as from the positions located on the nameless heights in the Goranboy district.

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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