Baku, Azerbaijan, December 18
Armenian armed forces opened fire at positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces from the positions located near the villages of Shikhlar, Namirli of Agdam region,Giziloba of Terter region, Garakhanbeyli of Fizuli region, yesterday and last night, Azerbaijani Defence Ministry's press service told Trend on Dec.18.
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 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.
Translated by M.L.