Armenian Military Vehicles Attempt to Cross Frontline
Azerbaijan, Barda / corr Trend S.Jalilooglu / On 24 August at 08.30 two military vehicles UAZ, belonging to the Armenian Armed Forces, attempted to cross the frontline from the territory of Yusifjanly village of Agdam District of Azerbaijan in the direction of position of the Azerbaijani National Army.
Major part of Agdam was occupied by the Armenian Armed Forces on 22 July 1993. Part of the Yusifjanli village is under Armenians' control and the rest Azerbaijani National Army.
A reliable source informed Trend regional correspondent that the vehicles carrying the Armenian military attempted to cross to Azerbaijan's frontline positions in Yusifjanli village via Gargar River. The sides exchanged fire and the Azerbaijan National Army soldiers intersected the Armenians.
Residents of the frontline area confirmed the fact of shooting, which lasted around two hours.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry did not report on the fact.
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.