Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 6
The ceasefire on Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 99 times by the Armenian armed forces during last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on August 6.
Armenian armed forces, located at the nameless heights and the villages of Aygedzor, Aygepar and Mosesgerh of Armenia's Berd region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces, located in the villages of Munjuglu, Alibayli and Aghdam of the Tovuz region.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions, located at the nameless heights in the 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 Vozashen, Berkaber, Paravakar of the Ijevan region, Barekamavan, Doveh, Shavarshavan of Armenia's Noyemberyan region, fired at Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Kemerli, Gaymagli, Farakhli Gizilhajili of the Gazakh region and Kohnegishlag of the Aghstafa region.
At the same time, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Bash Gervend, Sarijali, Kengerli of the Aghdam region, Gorgan, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Veyselli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli of the Fizuli region, Qekarkh, Chayli, Chileburt, Gizil Oba of the Terter region, Tapgaragoyunlu of the Goranboy region, Mehdili of the Jabrayil region and at the nameless heights in the 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.