Baku, Azerbaijan, August 2
The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 73 times by the Armenian armed forces during the last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on August 2.
The armed forces of Armenia, located at the nameless heights in Armenia's Berd region and in the villages of Chinarli, Aygepar and Mosesgerh of this region, as well as in the village of Barekamavan of the Noyemberyan region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Munjuglu, Garalar, Kokhanebi, Aghdam, Alibeyli of Tovuz and Kemerli village of Gazakh region.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani positions, located at the nameless heights of Gadabay region, took fire from the positions located at the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselskiy region.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Bash Gervend, Sarijali, Javahirli, Kengerli of Aghdam, Chilaburt, Gizil Oba of Terter, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Veyselli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy, Mehdili of Jabrayil region and from the positions located at the nameless heights of Goygol 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.
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