Today marks the next anniversary of the April battles between Azerbaijan and Armenia (including Armenian separatists).
Report informs that three years years have passed since the April battles that ended with the victory of Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
Armenians had intensively violated ceasefire since mid March 2016. Starting from the night of April 2, all frontline positions of the Azerbaijani Army and settlements underwent intensive enemy fire. As a result, Armenians resorted to armed provocations on the contact line of troops from April 2 to April 5. Civilian population was also attacked during the provocations. Azerbaijani servicemen were martyred in these events, and there were civilians among those dead and injured.
Azerbaijani Army responded with the retaliatory fire on the Armenian positions during the battles, over 2000 hectares of lands were liberated by prompt counter-attack and more areas were taken under control from operational viewpoint. In order to defend Horadiz city from the enemy, “Lele tepe” height of strategic importance in the direction of Fuzuli region was taken under control by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. 320 Armenian servicemen were killed in the clashes, over 500 were injured.
On April 19, 2016, a group of Azerbaijani servicemen were awarded high honorary titles, orders and medals under relevant orders of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, for special heroism and bravery while protecting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, preventing the armed provocations of Armenian occupants, committed on the contact line of the troops from April 2 to April 5, 2016 as well as the enemy’s attacks on the civilians.
Construction and restoration works have been completed in the liberated Jojug Marjanli village of Jabrayil region. A mosque was built in the village, and the religious community of Cocuq Marjanli village mosque is functioning.
Among those awarded for their service to the Homeland are those who have been awarded the title of “National Hero of Azerbaijan”, “Flag of Azerbaijan” and “For Service to Motherland”, “For Homeland”, “For Courage” and “For Military Service”.