Azerbaijan commemorates memory of martyrs with minute of silence
Azerbaijan honored bright memory of martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for defense of their homeland's territorial integrity during the Second Karabakh war.
Bright memory of the martyrs of Azerbaijan’s Patriotic War was honored by a minute of silence.
As many as 2,783 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan were killed in the Patriotic War.
The work on the identifiying 103 killed servicemen by the method of DNA analysis is being continued.
More than 100 Azerbaijani servicemen are considered missing.
Necessary measures are being taken for their search and to inform their families.
At the present, 1,245 Azerbaijani servicemen are undergoing treatment in medical institutions.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Alley of Martyrs. The head of state laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument, while first lady Mehriban Aliyeva put flowers at the monument. The state anthem of Azerbaijan was played.
The Karabakh war ended on the night of November 9-10, 2020 with the victory of Azerbaijan. During the hostilities from September 27 to November 9, the Azerbaijani army liberated the Fizuli, Jebrail, Zangilan and Gubadli districts, parts of the Terter, Khojavend, Khojaly and Shusha districts, including the heart of Azerbaijani culture - the city of Shusha from the occupation forces of the Armenian Armed Forces. From November 10 to 30, the Armenian troops were withdrawn from the Aghdam, Kalbajar and Lachin regions. The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan was restored on December 1.