Chronicle of 44-day Second Karabakh War: October 13, 2021

13 October 2021 10:00 (UTC+04:00)

By Vafa Ismayilova

On September 27, 2020, in response to a large-scale provocation of the Armenian armed forces along the frontline, the Azerbaijani army launched a counter-offensive operation, later called the "Iron Fist".

The 44-day war put an end to nearly 30 years of occupation, ensured the liberation of Azerbaijan's lands and the restoration of the country's territorial integrity.

Chronicle of 44-day Second Karabakh War: October 13, 2021

- President Ilham Aliyev gave an interview to the Turkish Haber Turk TV channel.

- First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva shared a post on her official Instagram page.

- The Armenian armed forces fired on Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam, and Aghjabadi regions.

- A large number of Armenian manpower and equipment were destroyed

- The Armenian armed forces fired on Aghdam region's villages using artillery and missiles.

- From September 27 to October 13, 2020, 42 Azerbaijani civilians were killed as a result of the shelling of settlements by the Armenian armed forces.

- The Defence Ministry has released a video of the liberated settlement of Hadrut.

A Moscow-brokered ceasefire deal that Baku and Yerevan signed on November 10, 2020, brought an end to six weeks of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani army declared a victory against the Armenian troops. The signed agreement obliged Armenia to withdraw its troops from the Azerbaijani lands that it has occupied since the early 1990s.

The peace agreement stipulated the return of Azerbaijan's Armenian-occupied Kalbajar, Aghdam and Lachin regions and urged Armenia to withdraw its troops from the Azerbaijani lands that it has occupied since the early 1990s. Before the signing of the deal, the Azerbaijani army had liberated around 300 villages, settlements, city centers, and historic Shusha city.

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