Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 5
The ceasefire on Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 161 times by the Armenian armed forces during last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on August 5.
Armenian armed forces, located at the nameless heights and the villages of Chinarli, Aygepar and Mosesgerh of Armenia's Berd region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces, located in the villages of Kokhanebi and Aghdam of Tovuz region.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions, located at the nameless heights in Gadabay region, took fire from the positions located at the nameless heights and in the Jil village of Armenia's Krasnoselskiy region.
Moreover, Armenian armed forces located in the villages of Barekamavan, Doveh and Voskevan of Armenia's Noyemberyan region, Vozashen, Berkaber, Paravakar and the nameless heights of Ijevan region, fired at Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Kemerli, Gaymagli, Gizilhajili of Gazakh region and Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa region.
At the same time, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Merzili, Yusifjanli, Shuraabad, Shikhlar, Bash Gervend of Aghdam region, Horadiz, Gorgan, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Veyselli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli of Fizuli region, Chileburt, Gizil Oba of Terter region, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy region, Kuropatkino of Khojavend region, Mehdili of Jabrayil region and at the nameless heights in 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.