Call for prayer sounded in mosque of liberated Aghdam (VIDEO)
The adhan (call for prayer) was sounded today for the first time in 27 years in the Aghdam mosque, which was handed over by Armenia to Azerbaijan.
Aghdam Juma Mosque was built between 1868-1870 by Karbalai Safikhan Garabaghi.
The mosque was cleaned and the necessary work was carried out.
The Armenian Armed Forces occupied most of the territory of Aghdam district on July 23, 1993. Starting from November 20, Aghdam district will be under Azerbaijan’s control.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1. Later, Baku gave Yerevan postponement for troops withdrawal from Kelbajar until November 25.