ANKARA

Azerbaijani army liberated the city of Zangilan and six villages of the province, as well as another 18 villages of Fuzuli, Jabrayil, and Khojavend provinces, country’s leader announced on Tuesday.

President Ilham Aliyev in his address to the nation named the residential settlements liberated from the Armenian occupation after almost 30 years.

Aliyev said Havali, Zarnali, Mammadbayli, Hakari, Sharifan, and the Mughanli villages of Zangilan, as well as the city of Zangilan have been freed from the occupying forces.

Dordchinar, Kurdlar, Yukhari Abdurrahmanli, Garghabazar, Ashaghi Veysalli, Yukhari Aybasanli villages of the Fuzuli province, Sarafsha, Hasangaydi, Fughanli, Imambaghi, Dash Veysalli, Aghtapa, and Yarahmadli villages of the Jabrayil province, Aghjakand, Mulkudara, Dashbashi, Gunashli, and Vang villages of the Khojavend province have been liberated, Aliyev said.

“I give a new Azerbaijani name to this village. Hereinafter, Vang village should be renamed to Chinarli village. Blessed be the name,” he said.

Aliyev has previously announced the liberation from Armenian occupation of the cities of Jabrayil and Fuzuli, and the Hadrut settlement, as well as more than 50 villages.

New border clashes erupted between the two former Soviet republics on Sept. 27, when Armenia first launched attacks on civil settlements, and since then has continued attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces.

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