Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 5
Armenian armed forces have broken ceasefire with Azerbaijan 17 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Nov. 5.
The Azerbaijani armed forces, located in the Aghdam village of the Tovuz district, took fire from the Armenian armed forces at the positions in the Mosesgeh village of Armenia's Berd region.
The Azerbaijani positions were also fired from the positions near the villages of Ashagi Veyselli, Qarakhanbayili, Alhanli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district. Moreover, the Azerbaijani positions were fired from the positions in the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Khojavand, 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 US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.