Baku, Azerbaijan, July 26
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 41 times in different locations of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on July 26.
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani side at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the nameless heights and villages of Kokhanebi, Alibayli, Qizilhajili and Aghdam of the Tovuz region from the positions, located in the nameless heights and villages of Chinari, Aygepar and Mosesgeh of Armenia's Berd region and at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the village of Alibayli of the Tovuz region, from the villages of Mosesgeh and Aygepar of Armenia's Berd region from 21:30 to 01:50.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces also took fire from the positions located near the villages of Chilabyurt, Geyarkh, Qizil Oba of the Terter region, Yusifjanly, Marzili of the Aghdam region, Horadiz of the Fizuli region, Mehdili of the Jabrayil region, Tapqaraqoyunlu of the Qoranboy region and at the nameless heights in the territory of the Khojavend and Goygol regions.
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.