BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 25. During Azerbaijan's anti-terror activities in Karabakh conducted on September 19–20, 192 Azerbaijani servicemen lost their lives and 511 were wounded, Trend reports via the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health.
"As a result of successful local anti-terrorist measures conducted by Azerbaijani armed forces on September 19–20, 2023, the sovereignty of Azerbaijan was fully restored. During the local anti-terrorist activities, 192 servicemen of Azerbaijan's armed forces were killed. Among the dead servicemen, 180 were employees of the Ministry of Defense, and 12 were employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. One of the martyrs was a civilian. The identities of 11 people will be established by forensic medical examinations after forensic genetic examinations. Some 511 servicemen and 1 civilian were wounded," the ministry said.
As noted, high-level professional medical teams are working, and all necessary medical measures are being taken to provide the wounded with the fastest possible assistance.
"We wish a speedy recovery to our wounded servicemen. We honor the bright memory of all our servicemen who died for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan and express our deepest condolences to their families and relatives. May Allah have mercy on all our martyrs!", the ministry noted.
In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement [signed by Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders following the 2020 second Karabakh war], to stop large-scale provocations in the Karabakh economic region, to disarm and withdraw formations of the Armenian armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan, to neutralize their military infrastructure, to ensure the safety of the peaceful population returning to the territories liberated from occupation, civil servants involved in construction and reconstruction works, and Azerbaijan's military personnel, as well as to restore the constitutional order of the Republic of Azerbaijan, anti-terrorist measures have been conducted in the region.
Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh, received through the Russian peacekeeping contingent [temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan under the trilateral statement], an agreement was reached on the suspension of anti-terrorist activities of local nature on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) under the following conditions:
The Armenian armed forces formations and Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region shall lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and fully disarm. The units of the armed forces of Armenia shall leave the territory of Azerbaijan, and the Armenian illegal armed formations shall be disbanded.
In parallel, all weapons and heavy equipment are surrendered.
The implementation of the above-mentioned processes is ensured in coordination with the Russian peacekeeping contingent.