Azerbaijani army frees villages from Armenian occupation
The Azerbaijani army liberated six border villages from Armenian occupation, the country's Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
OCCUPIED AREAS NOW UNDER CONTROL OF AZERBAIJAN
Speaking to reporters in Baku, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lt. Col. Anar Eyvazov said the Karahanbeyli, Gervend, Koy Gerediz, Upper Abdurrahmanli villages of the Fuzuli region, and Buyuk Mercanli and Nuzgar villages of Jabrayil region, which had been occupied by Armenian forces for many years, were now under the control of the Azerbaijani army.
Noting that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces also took under control of some strategic peaks in Agdere and Murovdag highlands, Eyvazov said the operation is ongoing to liberate other settlements as well.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijan Security Council convened under the chairmanship of President Ilham Aliyev.
Border clashes broke out earlier in the day when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, causing casualties.
Ankara has strongly condemned the attack, and reiterated its full support to Baku.