Armenian military personnel leave occupied positions in Lachin direction
Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defense reported that the Armenian military personnel left their positions during the battles in the Gubadli-Lachin direction of the front.
"The units of the 556th and 522nd motorized rifle regiments, delivered from Armenia and located in the defense zone, did not occupy the frontier assigned to them," the ministry said in the statement.
"At the same time, the military personnel were unprepared, inexperienced, and undisciplined, as well as neglected orders and tasks," the statement reads.
The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 05:00 (Msk). The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. To date, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts, including the cities of Jabrayil and Fizuli, the city of Zangilan and part of Zangilan district, part of the Gubaldi region, the city of Gubadli, the city of Hadrut, and a number of villages in the Khojavend region, the villages of Sugovushan and Talish in the Terter region, as well as the strategically important Murovdag mountain were liberated.