Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 120 times in 24 hours

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 120 times in 24 hours
12:37 14 Yanvar 2016
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14

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Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 121 times in various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies in the last 24 hours, a message of Azerbaijani defense ministry said Jan. 14.

Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Kohneqishlaq of the Agstafa, and the nameless heights of the Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions located in the village of Paravakar of Armenia’s Ijevan district, and from the positions located in the nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Talish, Gulustan of the Goranboy district, Goyarkh, Chileburt of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Novruzlu, Javahirli, Kengerli, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Marzili, Garagashli of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavend district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.

Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located on the nameless heights of the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.

Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 122 strikes on enemy positions.

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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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