Baku, Azerbaijan, May 28
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line has been broken 36 times since last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on May 28.
The armed forces of Armenia, located in the villages of Berkaber of the Ijevan region, Qizilhajili of the Qazakh region and Barekamavan of Noemberyan region opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, located in the village of Kemerli of the Qazakh region, the report said.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located in the nameless heights in the territory of Qoranboy, Jabrail and Goygol regions, as well as near the villages of Gorgan, Goradiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli region, Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Marzili of the Aghdam region, Chayli, Chilayburt of the Terter region and Kuropatkino of the Khojavend region.
The opposing side was silenced with return fire.
The Armenian reconnaissance and sabotage group failed in their attack on one of the posts of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located on the front line in the Fizuli region last night.
While suppressing the enemy's attempt, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces' suffered losses and forced the enemy to withdraw.
A 32-year-old captain of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces Fikret Mammadov showed courage and bravery and died in the line of duty.
The 23-year-old ensign Khudaverdi Abilov was killed by a sniper, while 20-year-old soldier Mehman Mirzazade was wounded.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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.
edited by CN