Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 1
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian armed forces 47 times violated ceasefire on various parts of contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan said Nov. 1.
Armenian soldiers, stationed in the villages of Aygedzor and Mosesgeh of the Berd district of Armenia, opened fire at Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Munjuglu and Agdam of Tovuz district.
The positions of Azerbaijani armed forces also came under fire from the positions near the villages of Marzili, Novruzlu of Agdam district, Ashagy Seyidahmedli, Ashagy Abdurrahmanli, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz of Fizuli district, Kuropatkino of Hojavand district, as well as from the nameless heights in Goranboy, Hojavand, Fizuli and Jabrail districts.
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.
Edited by SI