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Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 105 times in 24 hours

10 August 2015 09:35 (UTC+04:00)
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 105 times in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian military, using mortars and large-caliber machine guns, 105 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry August 10.

Armenian armed forces stationed on nameless heights in the Berkaber village of Armenia’s Ijevan district opened fire on the Azerbaijani armed forces’ positions on nameless heights in the Gizilhajili village of Gazakh district.

Azerbaijani army positions were fired at by Armenian military stationed near Gulustan village of Goranboy district, the Chilaburt, Gizil Oba, Yarimja villages of Terter district, the Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Sarijali, Javahirli, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Garagashli, Marzili, Shirvanli villages of Aghdam district, the Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, the Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of Fizuli district and the Mehdili village of Jabrail district.

Armenians also opened fire from positions on nameless heights in the Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.

The opposing side was silenced with return fire.

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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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