Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 70 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.17
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces have broken ceasefire with Azerbaijan 72 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Nov.17.
Armenian armed forces, located in the village of Aygepar of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Alibeyli of Tovuz district.
At the same time, Azerbaijani positions, located in the village of Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa district, took fire from the positions located in the Paravakar village of Armenia's Ijevan district.
Moreover, Armenian armed forces, located in the village of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan district, opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Gizilhajili of Gazakh district.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions, located in the Ferehli village of Gazakh district, underwent fire from the positions located in the village of Shavarshavan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the villages of Chayli, Gizil Oba of Terter district, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Kengerli, Merzili, Yusifjanli, Bash Gervend of Aghdam district, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Veyselli, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan of Fizuli and Kuropatkino of Khojavend district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located at the nameless heights of Goranboy, Fizuli, Khojavend and Jabrayil 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.
Edited by SI