Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 22 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 12
Armenia’s armed forces have 22 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Oct. 12.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Qaymaqli and Balajafarli villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Barekamavan village of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district and the nameless heights of Ijevan district.
The Azerbaijani army positions also underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near Chilaburt village of the Azerbaijan’s Tartar district, Qaraqashli village of the Aghdam district, Horadiz and Qarakhanbayli villages of the Fuzuli district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goygol, Goranboy and Fuzuli 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.