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Truce disturbed by Armenian fire again

11 March 2014 [13:50] - TODAY.AZ
The Armenian Armed Forces fired on the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces from the positions located near the villages of Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Gorgan, Goradiz of the Fizuli region and the nameless heights in the territory of Jabrail region on March 10, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on March 11.

The shooting was countered by return fire.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the
liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.



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