Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 10 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.18
Armenian armed forces have broken ceasefire with Azerbaijan 11 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Oct.18.
The armed forces of Armenia, located in the village of Vozashen of Armenia's Ijevan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located on the nameless heights of Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the nameless heights and near the villages of Shuraabad of the Aghdam district, Mekhdili of the Jabrail district, Chileburt of the Terter district and Ashagi Veyselli of the Fizuli district.
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.