Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 52 times in different locations of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on July 25.
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani side at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the villages of Farahli and Qizilhajili of Gazakh region from the positions, located in the Shavarshavan village of Armenia's Noyemberyan region and Berkaber village of Ijevan region and at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the village of Aghdam of Tovuz region, from the Mosesgeh village of Armenia's Berd region.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces also took fire from the positions located near the Ashagi Seyidahmedli, Ashagi Veyselli, Ashagi Abdurrahmali, Garakhanbeyli and Horadiz villages of Fizuli region, Yusifjanly, Bash Gervend of Aghdam region, Chilabort of Terter region, Mehdili of Jabrayil region and at the nameless heights in the territory 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by S.I.
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