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Ceasefire shakes under Armenian fire again

05 December 2013 [12:45] - TODAY.AZ
The Armenian armed forces opened fire at positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces from the positions located near the villages of Garakhanbeyli and Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli region on December 4-5.

The Armenians were silenced with a retail fire, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

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 were 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.



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