Baku, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also made a new statement on the clashes that began in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27. Aliyev announced that the Iranian border of Nagorno-Karabakh was completely under Azerbaijani control. Aliyev announced that the Azerbaijani army had liberated 20 more villages and 1 more town from the Ermensitan occupation. Since September 27, Azerbaijan has liberated 140 settlements from the occupation of Armenia. “We are not against the deployment of peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh,” Aliyev said.

Aliyev announces key development: full control at border

Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev, who announced on his Twitter account that many villages were saved from the occupation of Armenia, said that with the rescue of the settlement of Agbend, full control of the Azerbaijan – Iran border was achieved.

The Azerbaijani army continues its operations to reclaim the territories occupied by Armenia with determination. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced on his Twitter account that many villages had been liberated from occupation.

Aliyev also reported that full control of the Azerbaijani – Iranian border was achieved with the rescue of the settlement of Agbend.

Aliyev used the following statements in his shares:

The victorious Azerbaijani army liberated the villages of Mollaveli, upper Rafidinli, lower Rafidinli, and Shirik, Shihlar, Mastalibeyli and Darzili of the Jabrayil region in the Fizuli region. Love to the Azerbaijani army! Karabakh Is Azerbaijan!

The victorious Azerbaijani army liberated the villages of Kollugishlag, Malatkeshin, Zangilan, amplitude, Valigulubeyli, Garadare, Chopadera, Tatar, Tiri, Amirkhanli, Gargulu, Bartaz, Dalakli and Agbend of Zangilan. Love to the Azerbaijani army! Karabakh Is Azerbaijan!

With the liberation of agbend, full control of the Azerbaijan – Iran border was achieved. I congratulate the people of Azerbaijan and Iran on this occasion. Love to the victorious Azerbaijani army!

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Karabakh became a region of tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Tensions have been escalating for more than 20 years, with the Armenians of Karabakh demanding that Karabakh be transferred from Soviet Azerbaijan to Soviet Armenia.

Nagorno-Karabakh is recognized as part of Azerbaijan by the United Nations (UN) and the international community. However, some areas in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, which accounts for about 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s territory, have been under Armenian occupation since the early 1990s. The region was declared a ‘Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’ in 1991. But no country, including Armenia, recognized this place internationally.

Tensions in the region are also being closely watched by the international public because of the gas and oil pipeline corridor in the region.