Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 13 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the press service of Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reported Oct. 19.
Armenians were using heavy machine guns.
The Azerbaijani army positions took fire from the Armenian positions located near the occupied Chilaburt village of Azerbaijan’s Tartar district, Gorgan village of Fizuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy district.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.