By Akbar Mammadov
The Azerbaijani Army has destroyed armoured and other combat vehicles of occupying Armenia in the direction of Agdere and Fizuli-Jabrayil on the night leading to September 29, the Defence Ministry has reported.
The ministry said that intense fighting continued along the entire length of the front in the night from 28 to 29 September.
"The Armenian armed forces have repeatedly attempted to counterattack to regain the lost positions in the Fizuli-Jabrayil and Aghdere-Terter directions. The units of the Azerbaijan Army stationed in these directions, having successfully defended, immediately suppressed all enemy attempts."
During the night battles, a mixed column of Armenian armoured vehicles and other combat vehicles moving from Madagiz in the direction of Aghdere, and an artillery battery providing fire support for its movement, were destroyed by the aviation assets of the Air Force and the Azerbaijani troops stationed in this direction.
"One tank, one vehicle and up to 10 servicemen of the enemy, who tried to move to the fore in the Fizuli-Jabrayil direction of the front in the morning, were destroyed by the artillery fire."
The ministry added that intense fighting continues and occupying Armenia was forced to retreat, suffering heavy losses.
Armenian armed forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-calibre weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops managed to liberate the territories previously occupied by Armenia: Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli villages (Fuzuli district), Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages (Jabrayil district).
Moreover, the positions of the Armenian armed forces were destroyed in the direction of Azerbaijan's Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.
Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian armed forces.
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 per cent 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.
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