Armenia confirms lose of several occupied regions of Azerbaijan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
Armenia lost the positions in the direction of Talysh and in the south of the Armenia-Azerbaijani frontline, head of the so-called regime in Nagorno Karabakh Arayik Harutyunyan said, Trend reports.
Earlier, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said that the enemy's line of defense was broken through, seven villages were liberated from occupation. The Armenians have tried to hide it ever since.
Harutyunyan admitted that the Armenian army suffered heavy losses and called what was happening a full-scale war, which had not happened before.
"It is being held along the entire line of contact," he said.
Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov said Sept. 27, 2020 that Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari Abdulrahmanli villages of Fizuli district, Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages of Jabrayil district were liberated.
Moreover, the positions of the Armenian armed forces were destroyed in the direction of the Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.
The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 06:00 (GMT+4).
The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population.
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, 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.