Armenian Armed Forces fire at Azerbaijani positions on state border - MoD
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.19
By Jeyhun Alakbarov – Trend:
Units of the Armenian Armed Forces again tried to aggravate the situation on the state border with Azerbaijan, Trend reports on Oct.19 referring to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
“Today, starting at 11:10 am, units of the Armenian Armed Forces using large-caliber guns fired the combat positions of the Azerbaijani army located in the Tovuz and Dashkasan districts from the territory of Berd and Vardenis cities of Armenia,” the ministry said.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.
The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.
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, the 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.