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 28-29.
The Armenian Armed Forces shot from Berdavan village of Noyemberyan region at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Gazakh, Agdam and Terter regions, the ministry reported.
For over two decades, Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in conflict which emerged over Armenia's territorial claims against its South Caucasus neighbor. Since a war in the early 1990s, Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan's territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions. A fragile ceasefire has been in place since 1994, but long-standing efforts by US, Russian and French mediators have been largely fruitless so far. Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on its pullout from the neighboring country's territories.