Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20
Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire in different directions on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 38 times on July 19, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
Armenian soldiers stationed in the village of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan District, opened fire at Azerbaijani army's positions, located in the village of Gizilhajili of Gazakh District.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces also took fire from the positions located at the nameless heights and near the villages of Gorgan, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Garakhanbeyli Fizuli region, the Marzili and Yusifjanly villages of Aghdam region, Mehdili village of Jabrayil region and Kuropatkino of Khodjavend 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces were fired from positions in the nameless heights and near the villages of Gorgan Ashagy Abdurrahmanli, Garakhanbeyli Fizuli region Marz, Yusifjanly Agdam region Mehdili Jabrail district, Kuropatkino Khojavend.