Azerbaijani troops stopped a tank attack in Agdere region
Last night the Azerbaijani troops stopped an Armenian tank offensive in Agdere region, the press-service of Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
"This night, the Armenian tanks approached the positions of the Azerbaijani army and attacked them. However, Azerbaijani armed forces managed to stop the offensive, destroying one of the enemy's tanks. After that, the Armenian tanks were forced to retreat back to Agdere," the representatives of the Ministry reported.
"After accumulating additional forces and military equipment in Agdere, from the evening of April 23, the Armenian armed forces attacked positions of the Azerbaijani army and the settlements located near the contact line in Terter region, using heavy weapons, mortars, rocket launchers and artillery systems," they added.
The artillery fire was suppressed by the Azeri reciprocal fire at Armenian artillery units around military base in Sugovushan (Madaghis).
"There are no killed or injured in the attack. The Azerbaijani armed forces fully control the situation and the enemy's actions," the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry summed up the results of the attack.
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.