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Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan

24 March 2017 [11:26] - TODAY.AZ
By Trend

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s Armed Forces have 109 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Mar. 24.

The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Jafarli, Farahli, Gushchu Ayrim, Qaymagli and Kamarli villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the nameless heights of the Ijevan district and in the Shavarshavan, Voskevan, Barekamavan and Berdavan villages of the Noyemberyan district of Armenia.

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions located in the Aghbulag, Alibayli, Aghdam and Munjuglu villages of the Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in the Chinari, Aygepar, Mosesgekh, Aygedzor villages and on nameless heights of the Berd district of Armenia.

The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Garaveliler village of the Gadabay district 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, Chilaburt villages of the Tartar district, Garagashli, Yusifjanli, Bash Garvand, Javakhirli, Marzili, Namirli, Shikhlar and Shirvanli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district.

The Azerbaijani army positions were also shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Gorgan, Ashagi Veysalli, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli and Horadiz villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrayil 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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