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12 Armenian soldiers killed, 15 wounded in clash - UPDATED

05 March 2008 [11:39] - TODAY.AZ
05.03.08

11:39

Considering the complicated situation, the enemy was obliged to stop ceasefire violation at 01:00 a.m. on March 5.

The due announcement was made by spokesman for Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry Eldar Sabiroglu.

He noted that currently the situation is relatively stable on the front line.

Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defense has declared names of national army soldiers who died during yesterday's clash.

Thus, these are Tusayev Nemat Habibulla oglu, born in 1988, recruited by Zagatala region enlistment office in 2007, Gasimov Yusif Oruj oglu, born in 1988, recruited by Sheki region enlistment office in October of 2007, and Ismailov Bakhruz Arzu oglu, born in 1988, recruited by Sheki enlistment office in October of 2006.

Aljanov Rovshan Khazar oglu, born in 1988 and recruited by the Gobustan region enlistment office in October of 2006, was wounded during the clash.

Moreover, soldier Safarov Jeyhun Bakheddin ogly, born in 1978 and recruited by Khatai enlistment office in 1996, died in the result of fire from enemy positions near Gyzyl Oba village of Terter at night of March 5.

Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defense presents its condolences on the heroic death of our military men, who sacrificed their lives for their country and wishes patience to parents, who brought up such heroes.

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09:50


Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense has released official information on the all-the-day military clashes between Armenian and Azeri armed forces at the frontline.

Lieutenant colonel Eldar Sabiroghlu, spokesman for Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense, told APA that violation of the ceasefire by Armenian Armed Forces since early morning escalated to a tension at several points of the frontline.

“The exchange of fire is still ongoing. You see, Armenians are trying to divert the attention of their citizens and the world community from the internal and domestic unrest and bloody actions. That is the reason why Armenia resorted to this. Azerbaijani armed forces courageously and bravely repelled the enemy, prevented their attacks and gave deserving retaliation. 12 enemy soldiers were killed and 15 wounded. Three soldiers of Azerbaijani army were shot dead and one wounded,” he added.

Today’s incident, as the both sides say, has been heavier than most of the skirmishes that intermittently break out along a cease-fire line.

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04:03.08

18:43

Armenia tries to distract attention both of its people as well as international community from the tense internal situation.

The due announcement was made by spokesman for Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry Khazar Ibragim commenting on continuing fight on the contact front line of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

He said therefore Armenians try to seek for an external factor and engage in provocations by firing at Azerbaijani positions.

"Such provocations will not work, as the international community is aware of the psychology and methods of Armenian leaders, therefore, they will get duly response", Ibragim said.

At the same time he noted that there are no contacts with Armenian Foreign Ministry regarding the events on the front.

Moreover, Kh.Ibragim noted that Matthew Bryza, co-chairman of OSCE Minsk Group, visiting Baku did not discuss these talks with Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov and discussd other specters of issues.

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18:35

The information about armed clash has been presented to co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group and personal representative of OSCE chairman-in-office Andjey Kaspshik.

The due announcement was made by Armenia's Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan at a press conference today.

He said US co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza and personal representative of OSCE chairman-in-office Andjey Kaspshik hold serious talks in Azerbaijan for restoration of ceasefire regime.

Armenia's Foreign Miister voiced hope that ceasefire will be restored in the Mardakert region on the contact front line with Azerbaijani armed forces.

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18:30


After information about the third killed Azerbaijani army soldier was received, Day.Az reporter contacted spokesman for Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry Eldar Sabiroglu with a request to comment on the situation.

Sabiroglu announced that the fight is going on now but he has no information regarding the dead and injured.

He announced that Defense Ministry's press service will further make a detailed report.

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17:26


Leiutenant-general Nadjmeddin Sadighov, head of Azerbaijan's Joint Staff, announced that ceasefire violation on the contact front line has been caused by internal tenseness, established between the authorities and opposition following presidential elections.

The due announcement was made by Day.Az with reference to ANS TV channel.

"The Azerbaijani army responds properly to Armenians and we are capable of protecting country's independence", Sadighov announced.

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17:03

"Azerbaijan tried to occupy Armenia's position on the contact front line in Mardakert"

The due announcement was made by Armenia's Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan at a press conference on Tuesday.

"Serious encroachment on Armenian armed forces by Azerbaijan was fixed in the north-west of Mardakert. These actions differ from the ordinary ceasefire violations, which we were used to in the sense of applied military technique and weapons" Oskanyan noted.

He said fire exchange is currently going on. According to the Minister, there are injured from the Armenian side, Azerbaijani side has reported casualties, however there has not been an official confirmation of the said information.

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16:47


Azerbaijani side had casualties during the fire exchange with Armenians, who started attacks in the morning at 11:00 a.m.

Two Azerbaijani soldiers died in the result of ceasefire violation by Armenians. These are Nemet Gusayev, recruited by military enlistment office of Zagatala, and Yudif Gasimov, recruited by military enlistment office of Sheki.

Two residents of Tapgaragoyunlu village of Geranboy-Aliyev Rakhman Suleyman oglu and Geydarov Miralam Knyaz ohlu were injured. By some unreliable sources, the number of martyrs and injured is higher. Casualties are reported from the opposite side as well.

The fire exchange is going on.

According to spokesman for Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry Eldar Sabiroglu, the fire exchange is going on, the details will be presented later.

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15:55

Armenian armed forces subjected to fire the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces from their posts in the occupied Chileburt village of Terter.

Two Azerbaijani soldiers died in the result of ceasefire violation by Armenians. These are Nemet Gusayev, recruited by military enlistment office of Zagatala, and Yudif Gasimov, recruited by military enlistment office of Sheki.

The fire exchange is going on at the moment.

Armenian armed forces violated ceasefire subjecting to fire the occupied Talish village of Terter.

As is reported, one more Azerbaijani army soldier was injured in the result of fire exchange near Tapgaragoyunlu village of Geranboy.

Day.Az, APA, Novosti-Armenia
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