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Azerbaijan liberates 7 more villages amid clashes

 International Desk

 Published: 11:38 AM, 4 October 2020   Updated: 03:13 PM, 10 October 2020

Azerbaijan liberates 7 more villages amid clashes

Azerbaijan liberates 7 more villages amid clashes

Azerbaijan's army has liberated seven more villages from Armenian occupation after a week-long conflict, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev announced on Saturday.

"Today #Azerbaijan's Army has liberated Talish village of Terter district, Mehdili, Chaxirli, Ashagi Maralyan, Sheybey and Guyjag of Jabrayil district, and Ashagi Abdurrahmanli of Fizuli district. #Karabakh is #Azerbaijan!" Ilham Aliyev said on Twitter.

Earlier, Aliyev announced that Azerbaijani troops had hoisted the flag over the town of Madagiz and added that he had reinstated the town's historical name, Sugovushan, as of Saturday.

Tweet of Ilham Aliyev

Armed forces from Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed again on Sunday over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenia claims that Azerbaijan was the first to launch air and artillery strikes. Azerbaijan, on the other hand, says it has retaliated against Armenia. Many army members and civilians were killed in the clashes.

Relations between the two former Soviet nations have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Upper Karabakh, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.

Four UN Security Council and two UN General Assembly resolutions, as well as many international organizations, demand the withdrawal of the occupying forces.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) also called for a ceasefire between France, Russia, and the United States, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, mediated by the Minsk Group.