Azerbaijani navy has liberated town middle of Qubadli and a few villages from Armenian occupation, President Ilham Aliyev stated on Sunday.
Aliyev stated on Twitter that Azerbaijani military liberated town middle, in addition to some villages in Qubadli, Zengilan and Jabrayil.
“Long dwell Azerbaijan’s Army! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” he added, referring to efforts to liberate Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, from practically 30 years of Armenian occupation.
Russia’s Ria Novosti information company reported later within the day that Armenian Defense Ministry confirmed Qubadli’s seize by Azerbaijani troops.
Since new clashes erupted between the 2 international locations on Sept. 27, Armenia has continued its assaults on civilians and Azerbaijani forces.
Relations between the 2 former Soviet republics have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian navy occupied Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, an internationally acknowledged territory of Azerbaijan.
Multiple UN resolutions, in addition to worldwide organizations, demand the withdrawal of the occupying forces.
About 20% of Azerbaijan’s territory has remained beneath unlawful Armenian occupation for practically three many years.
World powers, together with Russia, France, and the US, have urged a brand new cease-fire. Turkey, in the meantime, has supported Baku’s proper to self-defense and demanded the withdrawal of Armenia’s occupying forces.