The army of Azerbaijan is continuing its military activities, the Ministry of Defense said on Sunday, to liberate the territory unlawfully occupied for almost three decades by Armenian separatists.
Civilian Azerbaijani soldiers recruited for duty at a military training and deployment center near the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan Oct. 23, 2020. (Reuters Photo)
The Government claimed in a statement that the troops of the country conduct a different range of operations during the night in the areas of Agdere, Khojavend, Fuzuli, Hadrut, Qubadli, and Lachin.
Armenian forces opened fire with tanks, cannons, and mortar as the Azerbaijani army carried out military operations, widening the areas under its control.
The army of Armenia in Qubadli is withdrawn, while several soldiers sent to Nagorno-Karabakh, called Artsakh by ethnic Armenians, from the city of Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, neutralized.
According to this report, the Azerbaijani army destroyed the Armenian military in various areas, as well as two tanks, four D-30 howitzers, a 2 A36 Giatsint-B armor, and seven cars.
Since 1991, when the Armenian military invaded Upper Karabakh, the relationship between the two former soviet countries have been strained.
Four resolutions of the United Nations Security Council ( UNSC) and two of the UN, and as well as international organizations, both the General Assembly (UNGA) are demanding an urgent and unilateral withdrawal of Armenia from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
For the past three decades, about 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven neighboring areas, has been unlawfully under the Armenian invasion.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group – co-chaired by France, Russia, and the U.S. – was formed in 1992 to find a peaceful solution to the conflict but to no avail. A cease-fire, however, was agreed to in 1994.
A new truce has been called for by world powers including Russia, Franc
e, and the United States. In the meantime, Turkey-backed Baku’s self-defense right and insisted that the invading forces of Armenia be withdrawn.