Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan

  23 September 2017    Read: 628
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces 112 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Sept. 23.

The Azerbaijani army positions in Kamarli, Qizilhajili, Bala Jafarli villages and on nameless heights in Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights in Noyemberyan district, in Paravakar village and on nameless heights in Armenia’s Ijevan district.

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions in Alibeyli, Aghdam, Munjuqlu, Garalar villages of Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in Mosesgekh, Chinari villages and on nameless heights in Armenia’s Berd district.

The Azerbaijani army positions in Goyali, Zamanli villages and on nameless heights in Gadabay district also underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights in Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

The Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Chilaburt, Yarimja villages of Tartar district, Javahirli, Abdinli, Garagashli, Kangarli, Sarijali, Ajarli, Novruzlu, Yusifjanli, Marzili villages of Aghdam district, Ashaghi Veysalli, Gobu Dilagharda, Garvand, Garakhanbeyli, Ashaghi Seyidahmadli, Gorgan, Horadiz villages of Fuzuli district, Nuzgar village of Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights in Goranboy, Tartar, Aghadm and Khojavand districts of Azerbaijan.

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, in 1992 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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