Over 70 houses in Azerbaijan damaged in ceasefire violation by Armenia
Aghdam, Azerbaijan, Apr. 29
Damage has been recently inflicted to 76 houses in the villages located in Azerbaijan's Aghdam district as a result of ceasefire violation by the Armenian armed forces, said Agha Zeynalov, the Aghdam district's deputy head, Trend correspondent reported Apr. 29.
Zeynalov said that 14 houses have been completely destroyed in the district.
Starting from April 27 evening until 04:00 (GMT + 4) April 28, the Armenian armed forces were firing at the Azerbaijani settlements and the Azerbaijani army positions in the Terter and Aghdam districts of Azerbaijan.
Two people were killed as a result of the Aghdam district's shelling by the Armenians. There is a large number of the wounded.
Eighty-four houses in the Aghdam district were damaged heavily. As many as 36 houses were damaged in the district's Garadaghli village, while five houses were completely destroyed.
Damage was inflicted to 16 houses in the district's Zangushali village, one house burnt down, while two houses and a store were destroyed completely.
Twenty-one houses suffered damage in the district's Afetli village, two other houses were completely destroyed.
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.