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Armenia again breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan

10 January 2017 [11:15] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s Armed Forces have 40 times violated the ceasefire in different directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reported on January 10.

The Azerbaijani army positions located in Kamarli, Gaymagli villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Dovekh, Barekamavan villages of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district, while Azerbaijan’s army positions located in Aghbulag, Aghdam and Alibayli villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Chinari, Aygepar, Mosesgekh villages and on the nameless heights of Armenia’s Berd district.

The Azerbaijani army positions located on the nameless heights in the Gadabay district also underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on the nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia.

Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Chilaburt village of the Tartar district, Bash Garvand village of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Horadiz villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand and Fuzuli districts.

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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