IDPs from Khojavand celebrate liberation of Azerbaijani lands (PHOTO)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Samir Ali - Trend:
The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Armenian-occupied Khojavand district of Azerbaijan held a march on the occasion of the liberation of Azerbaijani lands from Armenian occupation, Trend reports.
The IDPs celebrated the event in Khojavand village of the Beylagan district. The IDPs taking part in the celebration voiced slogans in support of the Azerbaijani army.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.
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.