Armenian reconnaissance groups’ attempted contact line crossing prevented
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 26
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
The Armenian reconnaissance and sabotage groups attempted to cross the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces on the territory of Aghdam and Goranboy regions last night, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said on July 26.
The Azerbaijani Armed Forces noticed this and prevented a diversion. While suffering losses, Armenian reconnaissance groups retreated.
No Azerbaijani serviceman was killed, according to the report.
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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.