- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 131 times in numerous positions by using heavy machine guns and mortars in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said July 28.

Armenian armed forces located in the village of Berkaber of Armenia’s Ijevan district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Qizilhajili of the Gazakh district.

Armenian armed forces located in the village of Chinari of Armenia’s Berd district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Kohanebi of the Tovuz district.

Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of the Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselskiy district.

Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located near the villages of Talish, Tapgaragoyunlu, Gulustan of the Goranboy district, Chileburt, Yarimja, Gizil Oba, Chayli, Goyarkh of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Sarijali, Javahirli, Yusifjanli, Kengerli of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavend district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.

Moreover, Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.

The opposing side was silenced with return fire.

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 the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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