Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 1
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian military, using the 60 mm and 82 mm caliber rocket-propelled grenades and large-caliber machine guns, 120 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry August 1.
Armenians stationed in the Berkaber village of Ijevan district and the Shavarshavan village of Noyemberyan district of Armenia, opened fire on the Azerbaijani armed forces' positions in the Gizilhajili and Farahli villages of Azerbaijan's Gazakh district.
The military of Armenia also opened fire from the Chinari village of Armenia's Berd district at the Azerbaijani positions in the Kokhanabi village of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district.
Aside from that, Armenians fired from positions on nameless heights in the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia at the Azerbaijani armed forces' positions on nameless heights in Azerbaijan's Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani military also came under fire from Armenians stationed near the Talish, Tapgaragoyunlu, Gulustan villages of Goranboy district, the Goyarkh, Chayli villages of Terter district, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Bash Garvand, Sarijali, Javahirli, Yusifjanli, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Garagashli villages of Aghdam district, the Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, the Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli villages of Fizuli district and the Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
Armenian armed forces were also firing from positions on nameless heights in the Goy-Gol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli 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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.