By Rashid Shirinov
The Armenian armed forces continue to commit arsons in the occupied regions of Azerbaijan. They set fire to grass in Azerbaijan’s occupied region of Khojavand in Nagorno-Karabakh on August 11.
The fire can be seen from the frontline settlements in Agdam and Aghjabadi regions, APA reports..Due to the wind, the flame is expanding to a larger area.
The Armenians frequently commit arsons in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, particularly in summer, which also spread to the frontline settlements.
Such attacks are an evident that Armenians seek to cause harm to Azerbaijan and its citizens by making life near the border difficult and risky for them.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict 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 regions. More than 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed and over 1 million were displaced as a result of the large-scale hostilities. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia still controls fifth part of Azerbaijan's territory and rejects implementing four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding districts.
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