Armenian forces open fire on Azerbaijani army positions


The Armenian armed forces opened fire on Azerbaijan’s army positions on the border, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Monday.

The Azerbaijani army positions in the direction of the Damirchidam settlement of the Kalbajar region were subjected to “intensive fire” by the Armenian military, a ministry statement said.

“The Azerbaijan Army Units took adequate retaliatory measures,” the statement said, adding that the situation in the region is now “stable.”

No casualties and damages were reported.

Relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions.

Clashes erupted in September 2020, and during the six-week war, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages.

The 44-day conflict ended in November 2020 in a Russia-brokered deal that saw Armenia cede swathes of territory it had occupied for nearly three decades.



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