Baku, Azerbaijan, April 16
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the villages of Kohneqishlaq of the Agstafa region from the positions located in the village of Paravakar of Armenia's Ijevan region last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on April 16.
The Azerbaijani Armed Forces' positions located in the village of Munjuglu in the Tovuz region underwent fire from the positions in the village of Aygedzor in Armenia's Berd region.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces' positions underwent fire from the positions located near and the nameless heights of the villages of Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli region, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli and Bash Gervend of the Aghdam region, Chilyaburt of the Terter region, Tapqaraqoyunlu of the Goranboy regions and Mehdili of the Jabrail region.
The shooting was countered by 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 U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Translated by NH
Edited by SI
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