“On the eve of this conference, we managed to identify the remains of 10 more citizens, including 9 soldiers and 1 civilian,” the chief of Azerbaijan’s State Security Service, Colonel-General Ali Nagiyev, said at the international conference on “Increasing national and global efforts to clarify the fate of missing persons”, Report informs.

According to him, Riad Ahmadov, the National Hero of Azerbaijan, who was an employee of the State Security Service, worked for a long time as a professional officer in the security agencies: “In 1989, when the Armenian armed forces started an undeclared war against Azerbaijan, Riad Ahmadov devoted all his skills to the formation of the National Army and was appointed as the deputy head of the Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan. On January 26, 1992, Riad Ahmadov was injured in a battle with the reconnaissance group he led in the village of Dashalti and went missing.”