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.

Azerbaijan captures member of Armenian sabotage group

Azerbaijan captures member of Armenian sabotage group

21.06.2017

Trend:

A reconnaissance and sabotage group of the Armenian Armed Forces tried to cross the line of defense of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces on the contact line between the two countries’ troops June 20 evening, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement June 21.

As a result of the timely measures taken by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the reconnaissance and sabotage group of the Armenian Armed Forces suffered losses and had to retreat, according to the statement.

One member of the reconnaissance and sabotage group of the Armenian Armed Forces was captured by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the statement said.

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.