Azerbaijan prevents another Armenian sabotage [VIDEO]
Azerbaijan’s armed forces have prevented another act of sabotage of Armenia and the Armenian side suffered losses, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on February 22.
Actions of the Armenian side were previously identified on February 21 and pre-emptive strikes were carried out on the Armenian positions. The Armenian side, suffering heavy losses , was forced to retreat.
There are no casualties of the Azerbaijani armed forces and the operational situation along the line of contact is completely controlled, said the Defense Ministry.
Overall, Armenia’s armed forces have 42 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops throughout the day.
The Armenian army was using 82-millimeter mortars, sniper rifles and large-caliber machine guns.
The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights and in the Gushchu Ayrim and Kamarli villages of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of Armenia’s Noyemberyan and Ijevan districts.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Aghbulag village 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 underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of the Tartar district, Garagashli, Yusifjanli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Gorgan, Horadiz, Garakhanbayli and Ashagi Veysalli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand and Fuzuli 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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