Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 115 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 6
During the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces 115 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between the troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry April 6.
Armenian military was using heavy machine guns and artillery.
Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Gizilhajili of the Gazakh district and the nameless heights were fired at by Armenians stationed in the Berkaber and Paravakar villages of Armenia's Ijevan district and on the nameless heights.
Armenian military stationed in the Mosesgeh village of Armenia's Berd district as well as the Kohnegishlag village of Agstafa district opened fire at the Azerbaijani army positions in the Alibayli village of the Tovuz district.
Azerbaijani army positions, located on nameless heights in Azerbaijan's Gadabay district, were fired at by the Armenian military stationed on nameless heights in Armenia's Krasnoselsk district.
Armenian army also opened fire from positions near the Gulustan village of the Goranboy district, the Goyarkh, Yarimja, Chilaburt villages of the Terter district, the Shikhlar, Bash Garvand, Javahirli, Sarijali, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Merzili, Yusifjanli, Garagashli and Nemirli villages of the Aghdam district, the Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, the Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district and the nameless heights of the Jabrayil district.
Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 120 strikes upon Armenian 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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
On the night of April 2, 2016, all the frontier positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons, mortars and grenade launchers.
The armed clashes resulted in deaths and injuries among the Azerbaijani population. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-attack, which led to liberation of several strategic heights and settlements. More than 370 Armenian soldiers, 12 tanks, 12 armored vehicles and 15 artillery guns have been destroyed from April 2 until today.