The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported that subunits of the Armenian Armed Forces were silenced with a retaliatory fire after they shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan on October 24-25.
According to the ministry, the Armenian Armed Forces started shooting from Paravakar village of Ijevan region, Barekamavan village of Noyemberyan region and Mosesgerkh village of Berd region of Armenia at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Kohnagishlag village of Aghstafa region, Gaymagli village of Gazakh region, nameless hills of Tovuz region, Tap Garagoyunlu village of Goranboy region, Marzili and Javahirli villages of Aghdam region.
Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a lengthy war that ended with the signing of a fragile ceasefire in 1994. More than 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed and over 1 million displaced as a result of the large-scale hostilities. Since the war, Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan's territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions. Armenia continues the occupation in defiance of four UN Security Council resolutions calling for immediate and unconditional withdrawal.
Peace talks brokered by mediators from Russia, France and the U.S. have produced no results so far.