23 years pass since occupation of Azerbaijan's Aghdam district
Today, 23 years pass since the occupation of Azerbaijan's Aghdam district by Armenia, Trend reports.
Armenian invaders occupied the major part of the Aghdam district on July 23, 1993. The Armenian aggressors seized around 882 sq km of 1,094 sq km territory of the Aghdam, one city and 80 villages. Some 128,000 people have become internally displaced persons with 17,000 of them being adults.
As a result of occupation of the Aghdam district, Azerbaijan underwent a material damage worth of $6.179 billion. The damage only to the district's agriculture is estimated at 992.8 million Azerbaijani manats. Over 6,000 people died during the fights in Aghdam.
At present, the population growth of Aghdam is 10 percent. IDPs from the Aghdam district have been settled in Azerbaijan's 59 regions.