Asia’s two arch-rival countries Azerbaijan and Armenia have no interest in ending the armed conflict even after establishing two attempts of the ceasefire. Azerbaijani authorities have claimed that two deaths and one injury have been reported after Armenian forces shelled the Terter and the Agdam regions of Azerbaijan on Tuesday over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
More than 40 soldiers have been killed in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the fresh clash between two former USSR nations.
Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanian described the combat as intensive fierce battles on Tuesday morning in the southern areas of the conflict territory and asserted that Azerbaijani forces were using aviation and artillery in the northern sector.
The two rival countries declared a cease-fire last Saturday to end the fighting that resulted in hundreds of deaths and several injuries since the war began on 27 September.
Both countries’ foreign ministers have also planned to meet US secretary Mike Pompeo this week.
Strategically important Nagorno-Karabakh is the part of Azerbaijan but controlled by separatist Armenian ethnic people backed by Armenia government.