Baku, Azerbaijan, August 11
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The cease-fire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 59 times by the Armenian armed forces during the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Aug.11.
Armenian armed forces, located at the nameless heights and in the villages of Aygepar and Mosesgerh of Armenia's Berd region, fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces, located in the villages of Munjuglu, Alibeyli and Aghdam of Tovuz region.
At the same time, Azerbaijani positions, located in the villages of Ashagi Eskipara, Gushchuayrim and Gizilhajili of Gazakh region, took fire from the positions located in the villages of Voskevan of Armenia's Noyemberyan region and Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan region.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Shuraabad, Garagashli, Shikhlar, Sarijali, Javahirli of Aghdam, Chileburt, Goyarkh of Terter, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy region and at the nameless heights in Goygol region.
The opposing side was silenced with return fire.
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.