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Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan

11 March 2017 [11:40] - TODAY.AZ
By Trend

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 110 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend March 11.

The Armenian army was using sniper rifles and 82-millimeter mortars.

The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Kamarli, Gushchu Ayrim, Bala Jafarli villages of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Voskevan, Barekamavan villages of Noyemberyan district, in Vazashen village and on nameless heights of the Ijevan district of Armenia.

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions located in the Munjuglu, Aghbulag, Kokhanabi villages of the Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in the Aygedzor and Chinari villages of the Berd district of Armenia.

The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gadabay district also underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Yarimja villages of the Tartar district, Marzili, Bash Garvand, Javahirli, Sarijali, Garagashli, Namirli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashagi Veyselli, Gorgan villages of the Fuzuli district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goygol, Goranboy, Tartar, Jabrayil, Fuzuli and Khojavand 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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