Azerbaijani armed forces eliminate seven Armenian servicemen (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 13:15)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.28
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The attempts of Armenian armed forces to become active were prevented as a result of the proactive measures taken by the Azerbaijani armed forces' units on the contact line of the two countries' armies on Sept.27-28, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
As a result, Azerbaijani armed forces eliminated seven Armenian servicemen, said the ministry.
Additionally, a large number of Armenian servicemen got injured.
Moreover, three Azerbaijani servicemen - Rauf Veliyev, Neman Ahmadzade, and Zohrab Mustafazade - were killed in heavy battles with the enemy on various parts of the frontline, according to the ministry.
The units of Azerbaijani armed forces fully control the operational situation on the entire frontline and take measures to prevent the acts of sabotage on the contact line of the troops.
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.