Baku, Azerbaijan, July 15
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 19 times in numerous positions last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on July 15.
The armed forces of Armenia, located at the nameless heights in Armenia's Ijevan and Noyemberyan regions, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located at the nameless heights in Gazakh region.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located at the nameless heights in Goranboy region and near the villages of Gorgan, Ashagi Veyselli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli of Fizuli region, Merzili of Aghdam and Mehdili of Jabrayil 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.
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