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Defense Ministry: Tension continues on contact line

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 26 July 2011 10:28
The Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at Azerbaijani troops from positions in the nameless heights in the Dashkesen region at 15:30-15:50 on July 25, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
Defense Ministry: Tension continues on contact line

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva/

The Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at Azerbaijani troops from positions in the nameless heights in the Dashkesen region at 15:30-15:50 on July 25, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

Further the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani troops outside the Javahirli village in the Agdam region at 05:20-05:30 on July 26, the ministry said.
The Azerbaijani troops answered their 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 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 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 the 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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