Armenians continue shelling Azerbaijani positions
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 9
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 91 times in various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies in the last 24 hours using mortars and machine guns, Azerbaijani defense ministry told Trend Dec. 9.
Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Kemerli, Farahli, Gizilhajili of the Gazakh district, the nameless heights of the Tovuz district took fire from the positions located in the villages of Aygepar of Armenia's Berd district, Dovekh, Shavarshavan of the Noyemberyan district as well as Berkaber village of Armenia's Ijevan district.
Meanwhile, Armenian armed forces located on the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselskiy district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located on the nameless heights of Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the village of Talish, Gulustan of the Goranboy district, Chileburt, Gekarkh of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Javahirli, Kengerli, Sarijali, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Garagashli, Merzili, Nemirli of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavend district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.
Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located on the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 95 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.