Chronicle of the Patriotic War: October 11

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.

On October 11 at around 2 am, 9 civilians, including 4 women, were killed as a result of missiles fired by Armenian armed forces on apartment buildings in the central part of Ganja, the second largest city of Azerbaijan.
First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva made an Instagram post on Armenian armed forces’ firing rockets on the city of Ganja.
The relevant forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations involved in the scene in Ganja, that was subjected to rocket fire by the Armenian troops, immediately, rescued 17 injured people and removed 7 corpses from under the ruins heretofore.
According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, Azerbaijan`s missile defence system intercepted missiles fired from Armenia into Mingachevir, Azerbaijan`s largest industrial city, targeting Mingachevir Hydro Power Station, the largest such station in the South Caucasus, Sunday at 4.00am Baku time.
"On October 11 at about 08.00 the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of Armenia attempted to carry out a flight in the Mingachevir direction was destroyed by the Azerbaijan Air Defense Units.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the enemy suffered heavy losses as a result of the airstrikes of the Azerbaijan Air Force against the units of the 41st separate artillery regiment of the Armenian armed forces.
The Defense Ministry released a video footages from the liberated Dashkasan village of the Jabrayil district.



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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