190 families from Jabrayil want to return to de-occupied village

190 families from Jabrayil want to return to de-occupied village

More than 190 Azerbaijani families want to return to the Jojug Marjanli village of the Jabrayil District, liberated from the Armenian occupation in April 2016, the Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister, the chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs, Ali Hasanov, said.

Hasanov noted that the April battles of the previous year have become a very significant event in Azerbaijan's history.

“During these battles, two heights were taken back, tens of thousands of hectares of territory were liberated, and currently the work on mine clearance is underway there. Prior to the April battles, the Leletepe height was under occupation, but one settlement of the Jabrayil district – the Jojug Marjanli village was liberated in 1993, during the Horadiz operation. This village at any time could have been shelled from the Leletepe. Thus, no one lived in the village. But after the liberation of the Leletepe in April of 2016, the village became safe for living again. The Azerbaijani army has made a significant progress in the direction of the Jabrayil district," Trend cited him as saying.

Hasanov said that having learned about the possibility of safe living in the Jojug Marjanli village, more than 190 families have already applied and expressed desire to return to their homeland.

“This was reported to the Azerbaijani president and the head of the state signed a relevant order and allocated four million manats for the construction of 50 homes and a school,” he noted.

The deputy prime minister added that the construction of these homes will begin soon.