Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited the regions liberated from occupation in Nagorno-Karabakh. Aliyev made a speech after raising the Azerbaijani flag in the city of Khankendi, which the occupying regime in Karabakh once considered as the "capital".
"They should not forget the 2nd Karabakh War, the anti-terrorist operation. If any power in Armenia still thinks about revenge, it should take a good look at today's images," Aliyev noted.
Stating that less than three years have passed since the Second Karabakh War.
"Today we are here in the center of Khankendi under the coat of arms and flag of Azerbaijan. This is a great happiness and a historical event. Maybe it would not be right to talk about this history now. Because we lived this history, we wrote this history. The Azerbaijani people won such a victory that this victory will be with us forever. Today the souls of the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev and all the deceased who could not see this day are honoured. Of course, my presence here at the time when we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Heydar Aliyev (his birth) has a great symbolic meaning," Aliyev emphasized.
"Our flag is there. That should teach them a lesson. They thought that what I said was just a word. No, I did what I said, everyone knows it, including Armenia, and they should not forget. They should not forget the Homeland War. They should not forget the anti-terrorist operation. Nevertheless, if some forces in Armenia are thinking of revenge, they should take a good look at these frames," Aliyev noted.
Aliyev also reaffirms the presence of the Azerbaijani flag in Khankendi, stating that he has followed through on his promises. He warns against thoughts of revenge in Armenia, referencing the Homeland War and anti-terrorist operation. The statement blends historical reflection, patriotism, and a stern message to potential challengers of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.
The State Department of Highways of Azerbaijan announced that 2 employees of the institution lost their lives as a result of the detonation of an anti-tank mine during the passage of a vehicle belonging to the State Department of Highways carrying out work on the Ahmadbeyli-Fuzuli-Shusha highway at around 03.45 local time on September 19.
After this incident, a mine exploded during the passage of the police vehicle traveling to the scene. It was stated that 4 police officers lost their lives as a result of the explosion. After the terrorist attack, Azerbaijan announced the launch of an "anti-terrorist" operation in Nagorno-Karabakh. Terrorists raised the white flag and surrendered their weapons exactly 24 hours later. Then the Armenians living in the region left Karabakh.
Source: Anadolu Agency