Significant Damage Inflicted to Azerbaijan Villages due to Violation of Ceasefire Agreement by Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend Sh.Jaliloglu / As a result of the violation of the ceasefire agreement by the Armenian Armed Forces, significant damage has been inflicted to the villages of Chiragli and Ahmadagali of Azerbaijan's Agdam district.
According to information by the Agdam Executive Power, as a result of the ceasefire violation by the Armenians, roofs, doors and windows of more than 200 private houses have been completely destroyed. As a result of this, the agriculture in the village suffered due to the inhabitants of Chiragli and Ahmadagali villages being unable to venture out onto their land. In addition, the Armenians fired at the village livestock
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.