Baku, Azerbaijan, August 8
The cease-fire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 58 times by the Armenian armed forces during the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Aug. 8.
Armenian armed forces, located at the nameless heights and in the villages of Aygepar and Chinarli of Armenia's Berd region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Munjuglu, Alibeyli, Kokhanebi and Agbulag of the Tovuz region.
At the same time, Azerbaijani positions, located at the nameless heights and in the village of Ashagi Eskipara of the Gazakh region, took fire from the positions located at the nameless heights of Armenia's Ijevan region and Voskepar village of Armenia's Noyemberyan region.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located at the nameless heights and in the villages of Yusifjanli, Merzili, Shuraabad, Bash Gervend, Garagashli of Aghdam, Goyarkh, Chayli, Gizil Oba of Terter, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Gorgan, Garakhanbeyli of Fizuli, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy, Kuropatkino of Khojavend and Mehdili of Jabrayil 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.
Edited by CN