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Armenian troops shake ceasefire under fire on contact line

10 June 2014 [10:53] - TODAY.AZ
The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 30 times last night, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said on June 10.

The armed forces of Armenia, located in the Berkaber village of Armenia`s Ijevan region and Barekamavan village of Noemberyan region opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the Qizialhajili village of the Qazakh region and at the nameless heights.

At the same time, the Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located in the villages of Gorgan, Goradiz, Qarakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli region, Yusifjanli, Merzili, Shuraabad, Namirli of the Aghdam region, Kuropatkino of the Khojavend region, Mehdili of Jabrail region, Qizil Oba of the Terter region and the nameless heights in Goygol region.

The opposing side was silenced with 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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