Chronicle of the Patriotic War: October 18

Baku, October 18, AZERTAC

In response to the large-scale provocations committed by Armenian armed forces along entire length of the front, the Azerbaijani Army on September 27, 2020, launched a counter-offensive which then dubbed as “Iron Fist”. The 44-day war has put an end to the almost thirty years of occupation and ensured the restoration of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. The bright victory achieved under leadership of the Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev has been written in the history of Azerbaijan in golden letters.

AZERTAC presents the Chronicle of the Patriotic War.

22nd day of the War

“Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces raised the Azerbaijani flag over the ancient Khudafarin bridge,” President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a post on his official Twitter account.

First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva made an Instagram post on the occasion of liberation from the occupation of the city of Fuzuli and several villages of Fuzuli district.

The Azerbaijani flag was raised in the center of liberated from the occupation Fuzuli city.

"As a result of actions taken by the Azerbaijan Army yesterday, the enemy's manpower, 2 missile guiding stations of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, 5 T-72 tanks, 3 BM-21 "Grad" MLRS, 2 "Smerch" MLRS, 1 D-20 gun-howitzer, 1 KS-19 anti-aircraft gun, and 6 vehicles were destroyed and disabled in different directions of the front.

Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian Su-25 aircraft that was attempting to launch airstrikes on the positions of the Azerbaijan Army in the Jabrayil direction.

Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense released a video footage highlighting special forces, thrown into the trenches by Armenia as the last remaining force, who were compelled to flee, unable to withstand the attack of the Azerbaijan soldiers.

According to the Ministry of Defense, during the successful combat operations of the Azerbaijan Army in the Fuzuli direction, the military unit of the Armenian armed forces was seized by the units of the Azerbaijan Army.

A tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Armenian armed forces, attempted to carry out a flight in the Horadiz direction, was immediately detected and destroyed by the Azerbaijan Air Defense units.

The Armenian military units tried to launch rockets in the direction of Khizi district, located more than 300 kilometers away from the area of hostilities. As a result of neutralization by air defense forces of the Azerbaijani army, some of the explosive particles inside the rocket were scattered over a distance of 250 meters from the part of the Baku-Novorossiysk oil pipeline passing through Sitalchay village in Khizi district.

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