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Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan

05 November 2016 [12:21] - TODAY.AZ
By Azertac

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 31 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Nov. 5.

The Armenian armed forces stationed in the Vazashen village of the Ijevan district, Shavarshavan village of Noyembryan district, Aygedzor village of Berd district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the Bala Jafarli and Farakhli villages of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district and the positions located on the nameless heights of Tovuz district.

The Azerbaijani army positions also underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Bash Garvand village of Aghdam district, Ashagi Veyselli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Garakhanbayli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Fuzuli and Jabrayil districts.

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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