Armenia continues to break ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 7
Armenian armed forces have 24 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Aug. 7.
Armenians were using large caliber machine guns and sniper rifles while firing at Azerbaijani positions.
Armenian armed forces, stationed in the village of Barekamavan of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district and Paravakar of Ijevan district, opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights and in the village of Gaymagli of Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of Tovuz district took fire from the positions located in the village of Aygedzor of Armenia’s Berd district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the Chileburt village of Terter district and Gorgan village of Fizuli district.
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.