Thursday, August 7, 2014

Azerbaijan kill 4 Armenian “sabotage group” members

BAKU. -Azerbaijani soldiers killed four members of a "reconnaissance and sabotage group" Thursday who tried to pass into Azerbaiijani territory, and took a fifth member hostage, authorities said.
Azerbaijani Defence Ministry said in a statement that the "reconnaissance and sabotage group" attempted to pass through regions in Azerbaijani control in the Tovuz province on the border between the two countries as tension in the volatile region reaches a new high.

The ministry said that Karen Petrosyan (25), a citizen of Cinari village in Berd province, Armenia, was taken hostage by Azerbaijani forces. The statement said authorities are investigating the plan and aim of the group.

The tension between the two countries came to the forefront of the world's agenda in recent days after a total of 13 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed by Armenian forces, violating the twenty-year Russian-brokered truce. 

The two former Soviet republics fought a six-year war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh between 1988 and 1994. In 1994 a ceasefire was agreed, which has been periodically disrupted by cross-border incidents. The clashes over the past week have seen the highest number of casualties since the 1994 ceasefire.

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  1. 47 Armenian soldiers killed near Azeri border: Report...

    The Azerbaijani army has reportedly killed 47 Armenian soldiers in recent clashes, as President Ilham Aliyev visited a frontline zone near the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

    Citing Russian diplomatic sources, Azerbaijan Press Agency (APA) reported 47 Armenian servicemen were killed and more than 100 were wounded near the border between the two countries, with the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry also stating that the Armenians suffered a “considerably greater number of losses” during the clashes.

    Last week the simmering tensions boiled over into the fiercest clashes seen since a cease-fire was agreed upon in 1994.

    Meanwhile, Aliyev was briefed on Aug. 6 by military commanders over the situation in the Agdam district, where recent clashes erupted. “The situation is fully under control. Our positions are durable and strong,” the president said.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will host Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Aliyev for separate meetings at his Black Sea residence in Sochi over the weekend, while Armenia and Azerbaijan have been accusing each other of escalating the tensions.

    Efforts to reach a permanent settlement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have failed despite mediation led by France, Russia and the United States.


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