Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 8 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on January 31.
The Armenian army was using large-caliber machine guns.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Farahli and Gizilhajili villages of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Shavarshavan village of the Noyemberyan district and in the Berkaber village of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions located in the Aghbulag and Kokhanabi villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in the Chinari village of Armenia’s Berd district.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Javahirli village of the Aghdam district, Horadiz village of the Fuzuli district, as well as on nameless heights of the Jabrayil district.
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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