Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.2
Armenian armed forces have eight times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Sept. 2.
Armenian armed forces, stationed in the villages of Barekamavan, Berdavan of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district and Vazashen of Ijevan district, opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Gaymagli and Kemerli and on the nameless heights of Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights in Goranboy and Fizuli districts.
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.