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Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces 113 times broke ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Feb. 21.
Azerbaijani positions located in the Gizilhajili, Farahli, Gushchu Ayrim villages of the Gazakh district and on the nameless heights underwent fire from the nameless heights and the villages of Berkaber of Armenia’s Ijevan district, Shavarshavan, Voskevan of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district.
The positions of the Azerbaijani army on nameless heights in the Gadabay district were also fired at from nameless heights in Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.
Azerbaijani military was also fired at from positions near the villages of Talish and Gulustan of the Goranboy district, Goyarkh, Chilaburt and Yarimja of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Novruzlu, Javahirli, Kangarli, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Marzili and Garagashli of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan and Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district, and Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district.
Armenian army also violated ceasefire from the positions on nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 114 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
2016.02.21 / 11:00