The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Defense Ministry: Azerbaijani armed forces inflict strikes only on Armenia's military objects

Defense Ministry: Azerbaijani armed forces inflict strikes only on Armenia's military objects

27.04.2016

Trend:

Azerbaijani armed forces inflict strikes only on the military facilities of Armenia, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Apr.27.

Armenian armed forces shelled positions of Azerbaijani armed forces and
settlements in Terter district on Apr.26, by using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, multiple rocket launchers and other weapons, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Apr.27.

In response, Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted strikes only on the military facilities of Armenia, said the ministry's message.

Armenia's military-political regime is fully responsible for the events on the front line, the message said.

On the night of April 2, 2016, all the frontier positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons, mortars and grenade launchers. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-attack, which led to liberation of several strategic heights and settlements.

Military operations were stopped on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies on Apr. 5 at 12:00 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours) with the consent of the sides.

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.