Baku, Azerbaijan, August 4
By Aykhan Hasanov - Trend:
Aircraft and helicopters of Azerbaijani Air Force are flying over the front line, Trend's special correspondent reported on Aug.4.
The planes are flying in the direction of Azerbaijan's Aghdam and Terter regions.
Armenian armed forces launched a diversion on the night of July 31-August 1, when reconnaissance and sabotage groups tried to cross the contact line of the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops through the territories of Aghdam and Terter regions. The situation remains tense on the frontline.
Moreover, Armenia's reconnaissance and sabotage group attacked the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces in the direction of Azerbaijan's Aghdam and Agdere regions on the night of August 1-2.
The units of Azerbaijani armed forces succeeded to foil the enemy's sabotage.
The attacks of Armenian reconnaissance and sabotage groups on Azerbaijani positions in recent days, resulted in 13 Azerbaijani servicemen being killed and several being injured.
Armenia suffered even greater losses, however, it tries to hide this fact from the public.
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.