Armenia uses heavy weapons to fire on Azerbaijani troops, breaks ceasefire 136 times
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 4
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenia's armed forces 136 times violated ceasefire over the past 24 hours on various parts of the contact line between the troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry Sept. 4.
Armenian military used mortars and large-caliber machine guns to shell Azerbaijani troops' positions.
The armed forces of Armenia stationed in the Berkaber village of Armenia's Ijevan district fired on Azerbaijani armed forces' positions in the Gizilhajili village of Gazakh district.
Armenians stationed in the Aygepar village of Armenia's Berd district fired at Azerbaijani army positions in the Alibayli village of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district.
Along with that, Armenian troops on nameless heights in the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia fired on Azerbaijani positions on nameless heights of Azerbaijan's Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani troops also came under fire from Armenians stationed near the Tapgaragoyunlu, Gulustan villages of Goranboy district, the Chilyaburt, Goyarkh, Chayli, Yarimja villages of Terter district, the Yusifjanli, Shuraabad, Marzili, Garagashli, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Sarijali, Javahirli, Shikhlar villages of Aghdam district, the Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, the Horadiz, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Gorgan, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Veyselli villages of Fizuli district and the Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
Azerbaijani troops also came under fire from nameless heights in the Goy-Gol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrail districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 180 strikes on enemy positions in view of the operative situation.
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.
Edited by SI