Baku, Azerbaijan, April 22
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the village of Qizilhajili and Qushchu Ayrim of the Qazakh region from the positions located in the villages of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan region and Voskevan of the Noyemberyan region, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on April 22.
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the village of Alibayli of the Tovuz region from the positions located in the village of Aydepar in the Armenia`s Berd region and also the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces located on the nameless heights of the Gadabay region from the positions located in the Krasnoselsk region of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani Armed Forces were also fired upon from the positions located near the villages of Sarijali, Javahirli, Yusifjanli, Garagashli, Shikhlar, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand region and the nameless heights of Fizuli and Goranboy regions.
The Azerbaijani Armed forces silenced the opposing side 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 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 CN