Jabrayil district was also destroyed like other districts of Azerbaijan which had been under the Armenian occupation for nearly 30 years, said Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral in the Jabrayil city, which was destroyed by Armenia, AzVision.az reports.
"We witnessed all the destructions made by Armenia. All the monuments, including cultural monuments, were demolished. We even saw how the Armenian side looted the graves and scattered the skeletons. These are inhumane, real savagery. The perpetrators must be brought to justice", Erkan Ozoral added.
Note, Jabrayil was occupied by Armenian forces on August 23, 1993, during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War and was administrated as a part of Hadrut Province of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic except the village of Jojuq Mərcanlı, was liberated on January 6, 1994, during Operation Horadiz. This village was the provisional centre of this district until the liberation of Jabrayil on October 9, 2020.
The region with 1,050 square km area, including 72 secondary schools, eight hospitals, five mosques, two museums, 120 historic monuments, 149 cultural centers and about 100 villages remained in the area were totally destroyed.
Note, the territories of Azerbaijan, which was occupied by Armenia nearly 30 years ago, was liberated from the occupation during the 44-day Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. The war started on September 27 when the Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery and lasted until November 10. Until November 10, the Azerbaijan Army liberated some villages and cities of Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli, Zangilan, Khojavend, Khojaly, Terter, Shusha and Lachin districts.
On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.