Chronicle of the Patriotic War: October 4

In response to the large-scale provocations committed by Armenian armed forces along entire length of the front, the Azerbaijani Army on September 27, 2020, launched a counter-offensive which then dubbed as “Iron Fist”. The 44-day war has put an end to the almost thirty years of occupation and ensured the restoration of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. The bright victory achieved under leadership of the Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev has been written in the history of Azerbaijan in golden letters.

The Azerbaijani Army liberated the city of Jabrayil and several villages of the district from the occupation. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a post in this regard on his official Twitter account.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation in connection with the liberation of the city of Jabrayil and several villages of the district from the occupation.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Al Arabiya TV channel.
The Azerbaijani flag was hoisted in the post where the National Hero of Azerbaijan Mubariz Ibrahimov fought alone on June 18, 2010, and destroyed a large number of Armenian forces.
According to the Defense Ministry, Azerbaijani Army destroyed Armenia's armored vehicles, fire support means, and supply facilities.
Ganja, the second largest city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with a population of more than five hundred thousand civilians, was subjected to rocket and artillery shelling by the Armenian armed forces.
“As a result of heavy artillery shelling of civilians in different directions of Beylagan city by the Armenian armed forces 2 civilians were killed and 2 others wounded.
Armenia launched two 300 km mid-range missiles at Khizi and Absheron districts.
Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Kamran Aliyev addressed heads of international organizations over the crimes committed by Armenian armed forces against Azerbaijani civilians.



On September 27, 2020, the Armenian armed forces carried out a large-scale provocation and subjected the positions of the Azerbaijani Army in the frontline zone and human settlements to intensive fire from weapons, mortars and other artillery devices. As a result, in order to prevent the combat activeness of the Armenian army and ensure the security of civilians, the Azerbaijani Army Command decided to launch a counter-attack operation across the frontline. The confrontations escalated quickly and turned into the Second Karabakh War.

During the 44-day war with the Republic of Armenia, Jabrayil was liberated on October 4, Fuzuli - on October 17, Zangilan - on October 20, Gubadli - on October 25 and Shusha - on November 8. In accordance with the statement signed in Moscow, starting from 01:00 Baku time, November 10, it was declared that the military operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone were completely terminated, until December 1, Armenia would withdraw from the Azerbaijani territories around Nagorno-Karabakh, and the construction of new transport communications connecting Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic with Azerbaijan's western regions would be ensured.

On November 20, 2020, Aghdam was liberated, on November 25 - Kalbajar, on December 1 - Lachin.

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