Azerbaijan, Baku, September 17 /Trend, I.Izzet/
The ceasefire was again violated on the border between the Azerbaijani and Armenian armies, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry told Trend today.
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces situated in the villages of Gizilhajili and Kemerli in the Gazakh region, from positions located near the village of Berkaber and Azamut in the Armenian Ijevan region last night.
The Azerbaijani positions were fired on from positions near the occupied villages of Goradiz Ashagi Abdulrahmanli in the Fizuli region, as well as Shikhlar and Namirli in the Agdam region, as well as from the positions in the nameless heights in the Goygol and Dashkasan 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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