The Armenian Ministry of Defence has claimed that overnight between 11-12 August there were two attempts by Azerbaijani forces to infiltrate the border. In a statement the Ministry also claimed that 109 shells from 82 mm mortars were fired in the direction of Armenian forces. No casualties have been reported. The incidents has not been confirmed by the Azerbaijani side.
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence claimed however that Armenia violated the cease fire 121 times in incidents right across the international border between the two countries and on the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.
photo: A miltary operation on the Karabakh line of contact (archive picture)
A raft of issues are complicating relations between long time allies Turkey and the United States. But both sides continue using diplomatic back-channels to get as many concessions as possible from each other without fatally harming bilateral relations, argues Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed