Armenian troops shell positions of Azerbaijan in Aghdere, Khojavend directions - MoD

Politics Materials 5 November 2020 09:20 (UTC +04:00)
Armenian troops shell positions of Azerbaijan in Aghdere, Khojavend directions - MoD

BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 5


During the day on November 4 and night, the Armenian Armed Forces shelled the positions of the units of Azerbaijan army in different directions of the front, as well as civilian settlements with various small arms, howitzers and mortars, Trend reports citing Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

The combat operations continued with varying intensity, mainly in the Aghdere and Khojavend directions of the front, said the Ministry.

"The Armenian troops were forced to retreat with casualties on personnel and military vehicles in some areas of the front. At present, our troops are monitoring the operational situation," said the ministry.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

Back in July 2020, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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, 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.