Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan, uses machine guns
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 24 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Feb. 4.
The Armenian army was using 82-millimeter mortars and large-caliber machine guns.
The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights and in the Kamarli, Gizilhajili villages of the Gazakh district, Alibayli and Munjuglu villages of the Tovuz district, as well as in the Garavalilar village of the Gadabay village underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Dovekh village of the Noyemberyan district, Berkaber village of the Ijevan district, Aygepar village and on nameless heights of the Berd district, on nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian army positions located near the Armenian-occupied Chilaburt village of the Tartar district, Shuraabad, Sarijali, Chiragli villages of the Aghdam district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy and Fuzuli districts of Azerbaijan.
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.