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.

Armenian army breaks ceasefire, opens fire at Azerbaijani positions

Armenian army breaks ceasefire, opens fire at Azerbaijani positions

15.07.2016

Trend:

Armenian armed forces have 10 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact of the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry July 15.

Armenian armed forces, stationed in the Vazashen village of Armenia’s Ijevan district and in Shavarshavan village of the Noyemberyan district opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Bala Jafarli, Farahli, Gushchu Ayrim of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district.

Azerbaijani positions located in the Munjuglu village of the Tovuz district also underwent fire from the positions located in the Aygedzor village of Armenia’s Berd district.

Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the village of Bash Gervend of the Aghdam district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli villages and on nameless heights of the Fizuli district.

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.