Three Soldiers of Azerbaijani National Army Die (Updated)
Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 March / corr. Trend E. Huseyinli, K. Zarbaliyeva/ A violation in the ceasefire by Armenian armed forces in morning of 4 March resulted in the death of three soldiers from the National Army 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 active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.
According to the Trend regional correspondent, Guliyev Movlud Habib Oglu, a resident from the Zagatala region of Azerbaijan, died as a result of a gun shot wound. Guliyev was called up for active service in January 2007 by the Zagatala region Military Commissariat.
Two more soldiers from the Azerbaijani army died as result of being shot by Armenian Armed Forces dislocated in the village of Talish of the occupied region of Terter directed to the positions of the National Army of Azerbaijan near the village of Tapgaragoyunlu in the region of Goranboy. One of the soldiers was Yusif Gasimov. The identity of other soldier is being established.
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan press service said that the gun fire that began in the morning still continues, however, it did not comment on any losses.