The Azerbaijani Army carried out the “Revenge” operation, Report informs, citing Defence Ministry.
“The members of the illegal Armenian armed groups in the territory of Azerbaijan, where the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is temporarily stationed, grossly violated the provisions of the Statement dated November 10, 2020, and committed acts of terrorist and provocation against the units of the Azerbaijan Army on August 3. As a result of terrorist provocation, our military serviceman Kazimov Anar Rustam was martyred. In addition, the members of illegal Armenian armed groups tried to seize the Girkhgiz height, located in the mountain range covering the territory of Kalbajar and Lachin district, and establish new combat positions there.
“As a result of the retaliatory operation “Revenge” carried out by the units of the Azerbaijani Army, the Girkhgiz, as well as Saribaba heights along the Karabakh ridge of the Lesser Caucasus and a number of other important commanding heights were taken under control. Currently, our divisions are doing engineering work on constructing new positions and supply roads.
“As part of the operation, several positions of the illegal Armenian armed group were destroyed, and dozens of illegal militants were killed and wounded by a missile strike in the Yukhari Oratagh settlement of the former Aghdara district. At the same time, several D-30 howitzers, military vehicles, and a large amount of ammunition were destroyed.
“The Republic of Azerbaijan has repeatedly stated that, contrary to the tripartite declaration, the presence of Armenian armed forces and illegal Armenian armed groups in the territories of Azerbaijan, where peacekeepers of the Russian Federation are temporarily stationed, remains a source of danger. The demilitarization of those territories, the complete withdrawal of Armenian troops from there, and the disarmament of illegal Armenian armed elements are absolutely necessary.
“The Ministry of Defense states that following the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, any terror and provocation committed in the sovereign territories of Azerbaijan will be resolutely prevented, and countermeasures will be even more devastating,” the ministry said.