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Armenian fire disturbs armistice again

19 April 2014 [12:10] - TODAY.AZ
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the village of Alibayli of the Tovuz region from the positions located in the village of Aygepar in the Armenia`s Berd region and also the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces located on the nameless heights of the Gadabay region from the positions located in the Krasnoselsk region of Armenia.

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces were also fired from the Armenian Armed Forces` positions located near the villages of Sarijali, Javahirli, Yusifjanli, Garagashli of the Aghdam region, Kuropatkino of the Khodzhavend region , Tapgaragoyunlu village of the Goranboy region and the nameless heights of Fizuli and Goygol regions.

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. 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 two countries 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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