Armenians Continue Firing Occupied Lands of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend I.Alizade / On 6 August from 13:00 hours, the Armenians began firing in the territory located 2.5km south-west of Ashagi Veysalli village of Azerbaijan's Fizuli district, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan reported.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus began in 1988 due to territorial claims by Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.