On October 20, 2020, President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Ilham Aliyev, announced the liberation of Zangilan city and six other villages of the district - Havali, Zarnali, Mammadbayli, Hakari, Sharifan, Mughanli.
Along with Zangilan city and six villages, Dordchinar, Kurdlar, Yukhari Abdurrahmanli, Garghabazar, Ashaghi Veysalli, Yukhari Aybasanli villages of the Fuzuli district, Sarafsha, Hasangaydi, Fughanli, Imambaghi, Dash Veysalli, Aghtapa, Yarahmadli villages of the Jabrayil disctrict, Aghjakand, Mulkudara, Dashbashi, Gunashli (previously Norashen), Chinarli villages of the Khojavend district were also cleared of Armenian invaders on October 20.
The glorious tricolor flag of Azerbaijan was raised in the liberated territories.
Currently, the first "Smart Village" pilot project is being implemented in Zangilan. The project covers the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Agali villages of the district.
According to the relevant decrees signed by President Ilham Aliyev on December 25, 2020, and June 24, 2021, a group of servicemen was awarded the medal “For the liberation of Zangilan” for demonstrating courage and bravery.
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