Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12
Azerbaijan's armed forces neutralized seven members of an Armenian subversive group, said the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Feb. 12.
Sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Armenian armed forces attempted to attack the Azerbaijani positions on various parts of the contact line on Feb. 12.
As a result of the measures taken by Azerbaijani military, the Armenian armed forces were forced to retreat.
Azerbaijani armed forces had no losses.
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.