Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The armed forces of Armenia, located near the village of Berkaber in Armenia's Ijevan region, opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the village of Qizilhajili in the Gazakh region.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani positions underwent fire near the villages of Novruzlu, Yusifjanli, Shikhlar of the Aghdam region and Ashagi Abdurrahmanli of the Fizuli region.
The Armenian 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 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.
edited by C.N.
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