This year marks a second anniversary since the liberation of
Azerbaijan's Jabrayil city and several villages of the district
from 30-year Armenian occupation, reports.
As a result of the rapid counter-offensive operation of the
Azerbaijani Army, which started on September 27 in response to yet
another provocation of Armenia, the defense and fortification lines
built by the Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani lands were
On October 4, 2020, President Ilham Aliyev announced the
liberation of the city of Jabrayil and several villages of the
district from the occupation. Thus, the villages of Karkhulu,
Shukurbayli, Yukhari Maralyan, Charakan, Dashkasan, Horovlu,
Mahmudlu, Jafarabad and Dejal were also retaken by the glorious
During the 44-day military operations, Azerbaijan defeated the
Armenian armed forces and liberated Jabrayil, Gubadli, Zangilan,
Fuzuli districts, a major part of the Khojavand district, and a
number of villages of the Lachin district from the 30-year Armenian
occupation. In the reporting period, five cities, four settlements,
286 villages, and numerous strategic heights were retaken.
On November 8, 2020, after 28 years of longing, the city of
Shusha, which is of great significance to the Azerbaijani people,
was liberated from occupation. After that, Armenia had no other
choice but to sign the act of surrender.
On November 10, 2020, Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian leaders
signed a joint ceasefire statement. In his address to the people,
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev noted that this statement is
actually a military surrender of Armenia. Under the terms of
surrender, the occupying forces of Armenia left the Aghdam district
on November 20, Kalbajar district on November 25, and Lachin
district on December 1, 2020.
Currently, rapid reconstruction and restoration activities are
underway in Karabakh and East Zangazur.
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