Azerbaijani's Defense Ministry: Armenian Armed Forces fire city of Terter

Azerbaijani's Defense Ministry: Armenian Armed Forces fire city of Terter

Armenian Armed Forces started to fire Azerbaijan's Terter city and nearby villages, told Trend Vagif Dargahli, head of the Azerbaijani defense ministry's press service.

"At about 23:30 the Armenian forces began shelling the city of Terter and the nearby villages" he said.

According to him, the firing is conducted by "Grad" rockets, D-30 howitzer and mortars, Trend reports.

He also noted that the Azerbaijani army is shelling the firing positions and military units of the enemy, while the Armenian troops opened fire on civilians.

Recall, on the night of April 2 all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the front line, densely populated by civilians, were shelled.

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% 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 Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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