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Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan

10 December 2016 [10:53] - TODAY.AZ
BY Trend 

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 43 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Dec. 10.

Armenian army was using mortars and large-caliber machine guns.

The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights of the Gazakh, Tovuz and Gadabay districts of Azerbaijan underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Paravakar village of the Ijevan district, as well as on nameless heights of Berd and Krasnoselsk districts of Armenia.

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of the Tartar district, Shuraabad, Sarijali, Javahirli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Horadiz village of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand and Fuzuli 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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