During the battles in the Fuzuli-Jabrayil direction over the past two days, three Tor-M2KM surface-to-air missile systems (SAM) of the Armenian armed forces have been destroyed by a MAM-L precise strike, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC.
The area of the Fuzuli district is 1,386 sq. km. Some 13 settlements and 20 villages are located in this district’s territory, freed from the occupation. Twelve of the settlements, constructed after liberation, accommodate the internally displaced families.
The district covers a territory stretching from the southeastern slopes of the Karabakh mountain range to the Araz River. It borders with Azerbaijani districts of Khojavand, Jabrayil, Aghjabadi, Beylagan, as well as Iran along the Araz River.
The brave Azerbaijani army liberated Arish village in Fizuli district, Doshulu village in Jabrayil district, Yedisha, Dudukchu, Edilli, Chiraguz villages of Khojavand district from Armenia’s occupation, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said on Twitter, Trend reports on Oct. 15.
“Long live the Azerbaijani army! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!,” President Aliyev tweeted.
Meanwhile, during the battles in the Aghdara-Aghdam direction of the front, one BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) of the Armenian armed forces, shelling the positions of our units, was destroyed, said Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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