It has been 7 years since the glorious April battles, which were the bright historical victories of the Azerbaijan Army.
According to APA, on April 2, 2016, in response to the provocations of the Armenian armed forces, the Azerbaijani Army severely defeated the enemy with a quick counter-attack operation and liberated more than 2000 hectares of the occupied territories of Fuzuli, Jabrayil and Aghdara regions.
Also, thousands of hectares of land have been fully controlled by the Azerbaijani Army.
After 23 years, the Azerbaijani Army gave our people the joy of victory with the four-day April battles.
The purpose of the counterattack operation carried out by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces was to eliminate the threat posed by the Armenian armed forces to the settlements on the contact line.
Thus, starting from March 2016, units of the Armenian armed forces began to fire more intensively at the settlements in the zone along the front.
In order to aggravate the situation, the Armenian military units fired from artillery installations both at the combat positions and at the settlements close to the contact line.
On the night of April 2, the enemy opened fire on all positions and at the same time on the civilian population.
A decision was made by Azerbaijan to immediately take adequate measures and decisive retaliatory strikes were launched.
The coordinates located in the front line and in the depth of the enemy's defense have been determined,
In the April battles, the most intense direction of the front was Aghdara-Tartar-Aghdam and Fuzuli.
At the beginning of April, the units of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces identified the enemy's forces concentrated in the front and in the depth in a short period of time and destroyed them with decisive strikes.
As a result of successful operations, the heights in the direction of Talish village, which would pose a threat to Naftalan city, were cleared of invaders.
Also, in order to protect the city of Horadiz from the threat of the enemy, the very strategically important Lalatape hill, which is located in the direction of Fuzuli district, and provides the opportunity to keep a large area under control, was liberated.
As a result of decisive strikes of the Azerbaijani Army, up to 30 enemy tanks, more than 25 artillery units and other armored equipment were destroyed, 320 soldiers were killed, and more than 500 fighters were wounded.
The roads in the direction of Aghdara-Suguvushan have been kept under control.
During the April battles, the myth of the "invincible Armenian army" created for years was destroyed and the Armenian people realized that the policy of occupation had failed.
The April victory was the embodiment of the fighting spirit of our soldiers, the unity of the army and the people.
After the successful April operation, Armenia's policy of aggression was reconfirmed by undeniable facts.
Thus, the fact that the majority of those who died in the battles were Armenian military personnel, they were rewarded by the Armenian government, a large part of the wounded were treated in Armenian medical institutions, and the state tried to send them back to Karabakh under the voluntary name of "separatist executioners" and fill them in the trenches left by the Armenian army, etc.
the facts are a clear proof of this.
During the provocations committed by the Armenian army on the contact line, civilians were also killed and injured, and our residential areas were heavily damaged.
A specially distinguished group of Azerbaijani servicemen was awarded the 2016 Medal of Honor for the protection of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the prevention of armed provocations by the Armenian invaders on the contact line of the troops, and the repelling of the enemy's attacks on the civilian population. On April 19, he was awarded a high honorary title, orders and medals by the relevant decrees of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Among those awarded for their services to the motherland, there are those who have been awarded the honorary title of "National Hero of Azerbaijan", the "Flag of Azerbaijan" and "For Service to the Motherland" orders, the "For the Homeland", "For Courage" and "For Military Services" medals.
Continuing the logic of the successful April battles, the Azerbaijani Army liberated our lands from occupation within 44 days starting from September 27, 2020, and was forced to sign the act of capitulation of Armenia.