Karabakh army prevents sabotage by Azerbaijani military
On May 20 an Armenian soldier was shot by an Azeri sniper in the same part of the line of contact.
The forefront divisions of Karabakh army of defense spotted the movements of the Azeri special force and stove the enemy back to initial positions, says the report.
According to preliminary information of the Azerbaijani side, at least three were wounded. No losses from Karabakh side. Details of the operation are being established.
The Karabakh conflict started in 1988 when prevailingly Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh declared withdrawal from Azerbaijan. On December 10, 1991, a referendum was held in Nagorno-Karabakh where 99.89% voted for independence from Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan responded by large-scale military operations that led to loss of control not only over Nagorno-Karabakh itself, but also over seven adjoining areas. About 25-30 thousands people were killed and about a million had to leave their homes during the military operations.
A trilateral cease-fire agreement was signed on May 12, 2004, and has been followed since then.
The ongoing Karabakh peace process started in 1992 under auspices of OSCE Minsk Group co-chaired by the USA, Russia and France. –0--