Armenian soldier dies in Azerbaijan’s occupied lands

  16 April 2018    Read: 1431
Armenian soldier dies in Azerbaijan’s occupied lands

A soldier of the Armenian armed forces died in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, Armenian media reported on April 16.

Reportedly, Armenian serviceman Alek Karapetyan died of a gunshot wound as a result of an incident on April 15.

No other details of the incident were reported.

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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