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Armenian troops breach ceasefire with Azerbaijan

21 October 2015 10:14 (UTC+04:00)
Armenian troops breach ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 102 times in various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on October 21.

Armenian military used heavy machine guns and mortars to shell Azerbaijani troops’ positions.

Armenian armed forces located in the village of Paravakar and on the nameless heights of Armenia’s Ijevan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located on the nameless heights of Gazakh and in the village of Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa district.

Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Aghdam and Kokhanebi of Tovuz district, underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Mosesgeh, Chinari of Armenia’s Berd district.

Moreover, Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of Gadabay district, took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselskiy district.

Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located near the villages of Tapgaragoyunlu, Gulustan of Goranboy district, Goyarkh, Yarimja, Chayli of Terter, Kengerli, Sarijali, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Garagashli, Merzili, Yusifjanli of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Horadiz, Gorgan, Garakhanbeyli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.

Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavend and Jabrayil districts.

Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 105 strikes on enemy positions.

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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