Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces, using large-caliber machine guns, have 124 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Aug. 11.
Azerbaijani army positions in the Kohnegishlag village of Aghstafa district, as well as in Farahli, Gushchu Ayrim, Mezem villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Shavarshavan village and on nameless heights of the Noyemberyan district, as well as in Paravakar, Berkaber villages and on nameless heights of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani army positions in Aghdam, Kokhanabi, Munjuglu villages of the Tovuz district of Azerbaijan were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in Chinari, Mosesgekh villages and on nameless heights of the Berd district of Armenia.
Azerbaijani army positions in Zamanli village and on nameless heights of the Gadabay district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Chilaburt village of the Tartar district, Shikhlar, Taghibayli, Bash Gervend, Javahirli, Sarijali, Novruzlu, Marzili villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashagi Veysalli, Garvand, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Gorgan, Kurdlar villages of the Fuzuli district, Nuzgar and Mehdili villages of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights in the Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam, Khojavand and Fuzuli districts of Azerbaijan.
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.