Armenian army fires at Azerbaijani positions 120 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17
Armenian armed forces broke ceasefire with Azerbaijan 116 times on various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Jan. 17.
Azerbaijani positions located in the nameless heights of the Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions located in the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselsk district.
Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Qizilhajili of the Qazakh district, Kohneqishlaq of the Aqstafa district, Aghdam, Alibayli, Kokhanebi, Agbulag of the Tovuz district underwent fire from the villages of Paravakar and Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan, Mosesgekh, Chinari of the Berd district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Talish, Gulustan of the Goranboy district, Goyarkh, Chilaburt, Chayli, Yarimja of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Novruzlu, Javahirli, Kangarli, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Marzili, Namirli, Garagashli of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.
Armenians also violated ceasefire from the positions located on nameless heights in the Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 120 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.