Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 100 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 111 times by using heavy machine guns and mortars in numerous positions within the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said July 22.
Armenian armed forces located in the villages of Doveh, Barekamavan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Kemerli, Gaymagli of Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Kokhanebi of Tovuz district took fire from the positions located in the village of Chinari of Armenia's Berd district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselskiy district.
Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located near the villages of Talish, Gulustan of Goranboy district, Chileburt, Chayli, Yarimja, Goyarkh of Terter, Shuraabad, Shikhlar, Kengerli, Javahirli, Sarijali, Yusifjanli, Merzili of Aghdam, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli 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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.