Chronicle of the Patriotic War: November 2
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 victorious Azerbaijani Army liberated from occupation Chaprand, Haji Isagli, Goshabulag villages of Jabrayil district, Dara Gilatagh, Boyuk Gilatagh villages of Zangilan district, Ishigli, Muradkhanli, Milanli villages of Gubadli district. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a post on his Twitter account in this regard.
President Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by former Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim.
According to Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry, the combat operations continued mainly in the Aghdam, Khojavand, and Gubadli directions. During the day and night, a large number of enemy forces, 4 BM-21 "Grad" MLRS, 10 different types of howitzers, 3 trucks loaded with ammunition, and 5 other auto vehicles were destroyed and wrecked in different directions of the front.
During the day on November 1, units of the Armenian armed forces attempted to attack the Zangilan site of the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border. During the battle, the enemy, which lost about 30 personnel was forced to retreat to the territory of Armenia. Due to the vigilance of the Azerbaijan Army units’ military personnel, the enemy's Su-25 attack aircraft, which attacked the Azerbaijani Army positions from the air, was shot down.
The Azerbaijan Army units destroyed the enemy’s 4 MLRS BM-21 "Grad", "KUB" air defense missile system located in Chardagli village of Tartar district (the former Magavuz village of Aghdara district) and the military personnel at the point of permanent deployment, trenches, and firing positions by precise fire.
EVERY MOMENT OF THE VICTORY
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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