Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Jalaloglu / Another soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces Chinar Aliyev, 19, was killed as a result of violation of cease fire regime by the Armenian Armed Forces in Agdam region direction. Aliyev was called to the military service from the military commissariat in the Astara region of Azerbaijan.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.