Azerbaijan, Baku, August 1 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
Last night and earlier today, the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces at nameless heights in Gazakh region, from the positions in the village of Vozashen of Armenia's Noyemberyan region, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.
In addition, Azerbaijani Armed Forces were fired from the positions near the villages of Goradiz, Ashagy Seyidahmadli of Fizuli region, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Shirvanly, Javakhirli of Aghdam region, Gulustan, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy region, Gizil Oba of Tartar region, as well as from the nameless heights in the territories of Cabrayil, Khojavend and Geygel regions.
The shooting was countered by return fire.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia 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.
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