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Armenian troops breach ceasefire with Azerbaijan 112 times in 24 hours

20 April 2017 [10:43] - TODAY.AZ

Over the past 24 hours, Armenian Armed Forces have 112 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reported on April 20.

The Azerbaijani army positions in Jafarli, Bala Jafarli, Kamarli, Qaymaqli villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on the nameless heights of Armenia’s Ijevan district and in Berdavan, Barekamavan, Dovekh villages of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district.

Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani positions located on nameless heights and in Aghbulag, Munjuqlu, Aghdam, Alibayli villages of the Tovuz district were fired at from the Armenian positions located on nameless heights and in Chinari, Ayqedzor, Mosesgekh villages of the Berd district of Armenia.

The Azerbaijani army positions were also fired at from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Yarimja villages of the Tartar district, Yusifjanli, Marzili, Qaraqashli, Bash Gervend villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Gorgan, Horadiz, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli and Ashagi Veysalli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the nameless heights of the Goygol, Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand and Fuzuli districts of Azerbaijan.

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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