Baku, Azerbaijan, July 10
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 24 times in numerous positions last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on July 10.
The armed forces of Armenia, located in the villages of Berkaber, Paravakar of Armenia's Ijevan region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces, located in the villages of Gizilhajili of Gazakh and Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa region.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani armed forces, located in the Kemerli village of Gazakh region, underwent fire from the positions located in the Doveh village of Armenia's Noyemberyan region.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Kohanebi and Aghdam of Tovuz region, took fire from the positions located in the village of Mosesgerh and at the nameless heights of Armenia's Berd region.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located at the nameless heights and near the villages of Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Veyselli of Fizuli, Merzili, Shikhlar of Aghdam, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy and Kuropatkino of Khojavend region.
The opposing 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 S.I.