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Azeri ceasefire violations soar on week of August 3-9

Azeri ceasefire violations soar on week of August 3-9

PanARMENIAN.Net - 3000 ceasefire violations by Azeri armed forces were reported at the line of contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan from Aug 3-9.

Azerbaijan fired over 60000 shots from various caliber weapons towards Karabakh positions.

Azeri troops attempted another one in the recent series of subversions in the southern Hadrut and southeastern Martuni directions of the line of contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan on the night of August 9.

The advance of Azeri saboteurs was halted by the frontline units of the NKR defense army. The enemy was repelled to initial positions, suffering losses.

No casualties were reported on Armenian side.

On the night of August 8, Azerbaijani armed forces continued violating the ceasefire, firing 9000 shots from various caliber weapons at the Armenian positions along the border.

From August 6 to the morning of August 7, 39 ceasefire violations by the Azeri armed forces were reported, with 546 shots fired. The Armenian side replied 8 times, firing 232 shots.

According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, 56 ceasefire violations were registered on August 5-6, with 7175 shots fired in the direction of Armenian positions. The Armenian side replied 28 times, firing 5025 shots.

From July 28 to Aug 3, 2014, the Azeri army made over 5 cross-border attempts in various directions of the contact line.

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing launched by the Azeri authorities in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Armenia and Azerbaijan are holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group up till now.

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