Azerbaijani army liberates Zangilan not long before 27-year anniversary of its occupation
Azerbaijan's Zangilan city, the administrative center of Zangilan district, was occupied by the Armenian Armed Forces on October 29, 1993.
On October 20, 2020, the Azerbaijani army liberated the city, as well as the district's Havala, Zarnali, Mammadbayli, Hakari, Sharifan, and Mughanli villages from the Armenian occupation.
Soon, on October 21, 22, 23, and 26, the settlement of Minjivan, the villages of Khuram, Khumarli, Saril, Babayli, Uchunju Aghaly, Gajalli, Girakh Mushlan, Udgun, Turabad, Icheri Mushlan, Melikli, Jahangirbeyli, Kollugishlag, Malatkeshin, Kend Zangilan, Genlik, Valigulubayli, Garadere, Chopedere, Tatar, Tiri, Amirkhanli, Gargulu, Bartaz, Dallakli, and Aghbend settlement were also liberated.
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.