Azerbaijan, Baku, August 12 / Trend /
Armenian armed forces opened fire at positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Jafarli and Gizilhajili in the Gazakh region from sites located in the villages of Azatamut and Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan region yesterday and last night, Azerbaijani Defence Ministry told Trend on Monday.
At the same time, the positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces in the village of Kokhanebi in the Tovuz region were subjected to shots from Armenian armed forces located near the village of Chinarli in the Berd region.
Azerbaijani positions were also subjected to fire from positions near the occupied villages of Gizil Oba in the Terter region, Tapgaragoyunlu in Goranboy, Garakhanbayli, Horadiz, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli in Fizuli and Yusifjanli in the Aghdam region.
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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