Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 32 times in 24 hours

13 November 2016 10:13 (UTC+04:00)

By  Trend

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 32 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry on November 13.

The Armenian army was using mortars.

The Azerbaijani army positions were fired from the Armenian army positions located near to the occupied Chilaburt village of Tartar region, Garagashli, Sarijali villages of Aghdam region, Horadiz village of Fuzuli region, as well as the nameless hills in Goranboy, Tartar and Fuzuli regions.

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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