Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 90 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.17
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 93 times in various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Oct.17.
Armenian armed forces located in the village of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan district, the villages of Dovekh and Barekamavan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Gizilhajili, Kemerli and Gaymagli of Gazakh district.
Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located near the villages of Tapgaragoyunlu, Gulustan of Goranboy district, Kengerli, Sarijali, Shuraabad of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of Khojavend district, Goradiz, Garakhanbeyli of Fizuli district, Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goygol, Khojavend, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 96 strikes on enemy positions.
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.