Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 105 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 24
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 105 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said July 24.
Armenian armed forces located in the villages of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan district, Shavarshavan, Doveh of Noyemberyan district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Qizilhajili, Kemerli, Farakhli of the Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Alibayli of the Tovuz district took fire from the positions located in the village of Aygepar of Armenia's Berd district.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of the Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselsk district.
Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located near the villages of Talysh, Tapqaraqoyunlu of the Goranboy district, Chileburt, Gizil Oba, Yarimja, Goyarkh of the Terter district, Bash Gervend, Shikhlar, Shirvanli, Garagashli, Sarijali, Javahirli, Merzili of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavend district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Abdurrakhmanli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli, Goygol 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.