Main milestone on the trail to the Patriotic Battle [PHOTO]

By Vugar Khalilov

The Tovuz battles have etched within the chronicles of the
Azerbaijan military. Two years have handed because the begin of the Tovuz
battles in July 2020, one of many essential turning factors on the
highway to the Patriotic Battle, wherein the Azerbaijani armed forces
triumphed spectacularly.

Likewise, the beautiful April battles of 2016, the triumphant
Gunnut operation of 2018, and the Tovuz battles of 2020
characterised the Azerbaijani military’s march to victory.

Through the five-day July hostilities, which started with the
blocking of the subsequent sabotage of the Armenian military, the Azerbaijani
military dealt a extreme blow to the enemy and thwarted its evil

On July 12, 2020, Armenian navy forces violated the
ceasefire within the path of Tovuz area on the
Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, firing artillery at Azerbaijani
positions and making an attempt to assault. Nevertheless, on account of the
satisfactory preparations taken, the enemy was struck a big
blow and was pressured to retreat with losses. Thus, the makes an attempt of
the Armenian armed forces to seize the Azerbaijani military positions
have been resolutely prevented and no territorial loss was allowed.
Three Azerbaijani servicemen have been martyred and 5 others have been
wounded whereas stopping the enemy’s assault within the battle. The
personnel of the Armenian military sustained important casualties in
the fights.

On the evening of July 13, Armenian troops employed completely different
weapons and artillery tools to fireplace on Azerbaijani places,
notably Tovuz’s Aghdam village, with a view to elevate tensions within the
talked about path. The enemy suffered appreciable losses as a
consequence of the Azerbaijani troops’ stringent

President Ilham Aliyev presided over the Safety Council
assembly on July 13. To counter the enemy’s makes an attempt to destabilize
its fortifications, Azerbaijani forces utilized retaliatory
measures. Azerbaijan permitted no territorial losses; nonetheless,
4 personnel have been killed within the combating.

On the identical day, models of the Armenian armed forces shelled
Tovuz’s Aghdam and Dondar Gushchu villages of the identical district
with mortars and cannons. Stronger response measures have been
applied by the Azerbaijani troops in opposition to all provocations of
the enemy. A number of of its navy objects and tools, as effectively
as firing positions, radar station, personnel, battalion
headquarters, and navy infrastructure, have been destroyed by
correct hearth.

Combating raged throughout the evening of July 13-14 in Tovuz area of
the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border. Punitive operations have been
employed to forestall the adversary from partaking in energetic
operations that resulted within the destruction of varied objective
navy tools, fight autos, command publish, reserves, and
troops within the depths of its protection. Over the course of two days,
the opposing facet was bombarded with lethal hearth. The enemy
retreated after sustaining substantial losses throughout the battle in
the path of Tovuz area.

On July 14, Armenian navy forces opened hearth from
large-caliber weaponry and artillery on the villages of Aghdam,
Alibayli, and Dondar Gushchu. On that day, Maj-Gen Polad Hashimov
and Col Ilgar Mirzayev of the Azerbaijan Army, who have been on the
entrance line of the protection, in addition to 5 servicemen, have been
heroically martyred whereas stopping the enemy assault. This
demonstrated to the world the true patriotism of the generals and
different high-ranking officers of the Azerbaijan military, who heroically
carried out their duties on the entrance line.

On the identical day, retribution in opposition to the enemy was resumed. When
the scenario turned tight, the opposing facet, as is customary,
started firing into the residential areas. A local of Tovuz’s Aghdam
village was killed on account of artillery hearth from Armenian

To stop the enemy from partaking in energetic battle, the
Azerbaijani military disabled the management publish of its artillery
division. Because of retaliatory actions, the Armenian armed
forces’ fight tools and one other unit’s base station have been
destroyed the subsequent day. Lengthy-term firing positions and assist
factors of the opposing facet, which uncovered Azerbaijani positions
and residential areas to fireplace, have been destroyed.

One other assault of the enemy on Azerbaijani forces on July 16, in
the path of Tovuz’s Aghdam, Dondar Guschu, and Vahidli
villages, was efficiently thwarted.

On July 17, the Tovuz space was comparatively peaceable, however tensions
remained as an entire.

Because of the Tovuz battles, 12 Azerbaijani navy
personnel and one civilian have been killed. The engagements, nonetheless,
have been yet one more demonstration of the Azerbaijani military’s nice
experience. Over 100 Armenian troopers have been killed and navy
tools was destroyed by the Azerbaijani military models throughout the

The battles of July 2020 have been some of the essential steps on
the trail to the Patriotic Battle, some of the magnificent chapters
in Azerbaijan’s historical past. After these engagements, the valiant
Azerbaijani Army, which performed a large-scale counter-offensive
operation to forestall the enemy’s subsequent provocation, destroyed the
Armenian armed forces within the 44-day struggle and liberated the
territories from occupation.

In the meantime, on the event of the anniversary of the Tovuz
battles, the Protection Ministry organized a media tour for media

Servicemen serving within the navy unit stationed on this
area, in addition to contributors within the Tovuz clashes, have been
videotaped and interviewed by media representatives.

Servicemen informed media representatives concerning the fight
operations carried out on July 12-17, 2020, within the path of
Tovuz area of the state border as a consequence of a flagrant
breach of the ceasefire.

Through the journey, media reporters turned acquainted with the
residing circumstances obtainable within the navy unit to allow
personnel to satisfy their duties extra successfully.

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