By empty (6/25/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on 23 June reported that Armenian army troops opened fire on Azerbaijani positions in Babek Raion late on 22 June. On 22 June, Armenia had rejected as a fabrication earlier Azerbaijani claims that Armenian troops had subjected Azerbaijani villages close to the border between Armenia and theAzerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan to machine-gun fire on 20 June. (RFE/RL).
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