Azerbaijan marks two years since liberation of Aghdam from Armenian occupation

  20 November 2022    Read: 364
  Azerbaijan marks two years since liberation of Aghdam from Armenian occupation

Today marks the second anniversary of the liberation of Azerbaijan's Aghdam district from the Armenian occupation. 

The withdrawal of the occupying Armenian Armed Forces from Aghdam was possible thanks to the political leadership and commanding skills of the President of Azerbaijan, victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, and the successful military operations of the Azerbaijani Army in the Great Patriotic War.

Thus, on September 27, 2020, the Azerbaijani Army, which prevented the provocation of the Armenian Armed Forces on the frontline, counterattacked and liberated several regions, hundreds of villages and settlements, and strategic heights from the enemy. The 44-day Patriotic War, which resulted in the hoisting of the Azerbaijani tricolor flag in the liberated cities, villages, and settlements, ended with the Victory of the Azerbaijani Army.

Since the Armenians completely mined Aghdam, the main part of the occupying troops was concentrated in this direction, and the strongest fortifications were installed there, the Azerbaijani Army did not conduct extensive military operations in this direction using military tactics. Otherwise, the Azerbaijani army could have suffered a lot of losses. It could create difficulties on the way to Victory. However, the enemy first waited for the Azerbaijani army from this direction. But the Azerbaijani Army continued its military operations, advancing along all other areas of the contact line at that time, except for Aghdam.

The occupying Armenian forces could not withstand the irreversible attack of the Azerbaijani Army and retreated with significant losses. At the same time, thousands of enemy troops and military equipment were destroyed. The military-political leadership of Armenia, realizing the futility of resisting the Azerbaijani Army, was forced to sign a capitulation document.

Thus, all military operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone were stopped entirely on November 10, 2020. According to the second paragraph of the statement, the Aghdam district was to be returned to Azerbaijan by November 20, 2020. Thus, Aghdam, which had been under occupation for 27 years, was liberated from the invaders. On the same day, units of the Azerbaijani Army entered the district and raised the Azerbaijani flag there.

On November 23, 2020, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited the liberated city of Aghdam. The head of state raised the tricolor flag of Azerbaijan in Agdam.

Currently, restoration and reconstruction works are being carried out in Agdam, new infrastructure is being built, and the city is reviving. Thus, after the Patriotic War, infrastructure restoration and reconstruction works were started in the region. President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva have visited Aghdam many times since the liberation of the district. They participated in many events and opening ceremonies there. Aghdam is waiting for its ancient inhabitants now.

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