Two Armenian servicemen killed on contact line
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6
The Armenian side suffered losses during an exchange of fire on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in the early morning hours of Jan. 6, Armenian News Agency reported.
Two contract soldiers were killed. These soldiers lived in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the statement says.
The Armenian media reported that the Azerbaijani army allegedly lost three servicemen, including "non-commissioned officer" Eldar Mammadov during the shooting on the contact line in the early morning hours of January 6. This information is wrong, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said earlier.
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 CN