2 November 2020

On this historical day

We are not only liberating our lands from the enemy. We are also stopping the Armenian fascism, being the source of significant threat for the region. Ilham Aliyev

Presence of foreign fighters and mercenaries in the ranks of Armenia’s armed forces are reaffirmed in the reportage of @Reuters. We have stated on multiple occasions that Amenia involves mercenaries from Lebanon and Syria along with PKK terrorists.

We strongly condemn attacks and threats of radical/chauvinistic Armenian lobby groups of US against @nytimes as they did in France against @TF1 crew. They attempt to stifle freedom of expression/#freemedia. We may also not agree w/some parts of reportage, but we respect their work.

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Photo 1: Fired by Armenia to Alasgarli village of Tartar region of Azerbaijan. I shared it as photo of the day. Engine part of Armenian Smerch missile penatrates table and enters ground.

Photo 2: Unsuccessful Armenian fake. They even forget to clean spider net.

The latest situation in the front on November 2

During the day on November 1 and night on November 2, Armenian armed forces fired at the positions of Azerbaijan Army units and our human settlements in different directions of the front using various weapons, including artillery and missiles.

The combat operations continued mainly in the Aghdam, Khojavend, and Gubadli direction.
Defending enemy units were forced to retreat, suffering losses in personnel and military vehicles in some directions of the front. The enemy is facing a shortage of weapons, ammunition, and food supplies. There is a lack of spare parts for auto and other military vehicles.

During the day and night, a large number of enemy forces, 4 – BM-21 “Grad” MLRS, 10 – different types of howitzers, 3 – trucks loaded with ammunition, and 5 – other auto vehicles were destroyed and wrecked in different directions of the front.

At present, our troops are monitoring the operational situation.


The enemy fires at the territory of Aghdam and Aghjabedi regions


The Armenian armed forces are shelling the villages of Aghdam and Aghjabedi regions starting from 06:00 a.m. on November 2.


Armenia violated ceasefire on the state border

Armenian armed forces fired at the positions of our units on the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border using mortars and small arms.

In the night of November 2, at various times, the positions of our military units located in Gazakh, Tovuz and Dashkesan regions of Azerbaijan were fired by the enemy from Noyemberyan, Berd and Vardenis regions of Armenia.


Ilham Aliyev received Secretary General of Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, President of Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Chairman of Uzbek Chamber of Commerce and Industry and President of Kyrgyz Chamber of Commerce and Industry

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States Baghdad Amreyev, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey Mustafa Rifat, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov and President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan Marat Sharshekeev.

Remarks by the President Ilham Aliyev:

– Welcome! The Baku meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States is a significant event. Given that Azerbaijan is currently waging a patriotic war, this meeting is of particular importance. We take this as a sign of support and solidarity, so thank you for that. This is an extraordinary meeting, and its primary purpose is to provide moral support to our country.

Since the first days of the war, we have felt Turkey’s support and that of other brotherly and friendly countries. As you know, the President of the Republic of Turkey, my dear brother, extended his immediate support to us and made critical statements. He said that Azerbaijan was not alone and that Turkey was with Azerbaijan. After that, the heads of state and government of other friendly and brotherly countries – the heads of state and government of Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries – supported us. I am pleased that the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States has supported us and made a significant statement. This is a manifestation of unity and solidarity among Turkic speaking countries. At the same time, I can say that Azerbaijan has received tremendous support on a global scale. The Non-Aligned Movement is the second biggest international organization after the United Nations, uniting 120 countries. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has also supported us. That, of course, shows once again that ours is a cause of truth. We are restoring our territorial integrity, waging war on our territory. At the same time, it is a sign of the countries’ attitude – members of those organizations – towards Azerbaijan.

The war has been ongoing for more than a month. We are teaching the occupiers a lesson and driving them out of our lands. Many settlements have already been liberated. Every week, dozens of new settlements – cities and villages –are liberated from the occupiers, and Azerbaijan’s victorious Army continues its successful operations.

The situation in the occupied territories is deplorable. All our historical and religious sites have been destroyed and desecrated. Armenians kept pigs in a mosque in the occupied territories in the Zangilan district, and these videos are available on the Internet. It has outraged the entire Muslim world. It shows again that the Armenian state hates the entire Muslim world; otherwise, such base actions would not have occurred. Of course, the whole Muslim world can see yet again what savage enemy we are facing.

Armenia cannot confront us on the battlefield, so it fires on our cities and villages every day. According to the information I was given this morning, more than 200 artillery shells were fired at our cities and villages from 6 am – it is five minutes to 9 now. During this month, 91 civilians have been killed, 10 of them are children, 404 civilians have been injured, and more than 2,000 houses have been destroyed. Armenia uses banned weapons to kill as many people as possible. Our revenge takes place on the battlefield. I have said this many times. I have said that we will take revenge on the battlefield. We are driving the enemy away and will drive them out to the end.

Armenia was given three chances. Despite our Army’s successful operations, we respected international mediators’ proposals and agreed on a ceasefire three times. On all three occasions, Armenia grossly violated it – the first time by bombing Ganja with ballistic missiles. The second time, 4-5 minutes into the ceasefire and the third time by firing a “Smerch”-type missile on Barda, killing 21 people and injuring 70. As a result of two ballistic missiles fired on Gandja, 30 people were killed. This is the ugly face of Armenian fascism. Not only are we liberating our lands from the enemy, but we are breaking the back of Armenian fascism, which poses a significant threat to the region, and we will continue to do so. No-one can stand in front of us or push us off the course.

Meanwhile, I have said it many times, and this is my position. Suppose Armenia ceases fire today and demonstrates a constructive position at the negotiating table. In that case, we are ready to stop, but only if it undertakes a concrete commitment to withdraw troops from our lands. We believe that a military solution to the conflict must move on to a political plane, and we are ready for that. I do hope that Armenia’s bitter defeat will force them to think very seriously and make this decision.

But we see precisely the opposite. The Armenian prime minister has sent a letter to the Russian President asking for military assistance. This is totally unacceptable. There is no ground for that. We are crushing the enemy and driving it out of our lands. We have not invaded Armenia. This is the first. Second, Russia is the Minsk Group co-chair, and, like all co-chairs, it must be neutral, as required by the co-chair mandate by the OSCE. Pashinyan’s sending this letter is, in fact, an admission. He admits that Armenia has lost. This acknowledgment must be seriously analyzed in Armenian society. The Armenian leadership must be seriously pressured to stop this war, for the occupiers to leave our lands and ensure peace in the region.

Thank you again for this excellent initiative, and welcome again. I am confident that your event will be successful. Thank you!

Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States Baghdad Amreyev said:

– Thank you, Mr. President. This time we have come to Baku to convey the voice of brotherly Azerbaijan to the whole world. On this occasion, thank you very much for receiving the chairmen of other chambers of the Turkic world and me.

From the first days of Armenia’s attacks on Azerbaijan, we, as the Turkic Council and the Turkic world, have stood by brotherly Azerbaijan. We made the necessary statements. I went to Ganja. We also expressed our firm position at the meeting with the media there. In this Patriotic War, we stand by Azerbaijan. I expressed my opinion on the legal right of the Turkic world and the Turkic Council to take back the occupied lands of Azerbaijan without any preconditions. We say that the conflict must be resolved only based on the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan recognized by the international community.

Mr. President, I pray to God to rest the souls of all our Azerbaijani martyrs who died for the liberation of the occupied territories.

At today’s event – the meeting of the heads of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Turkic-Speaking countries, we will once again express our solidarity. We will once again declare our support for Azerbaijan. We held a meeting of the Turkic Council and the Ministers of Health of the Turkic world with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s participation in Istanbul yesterday. At that event, we once again expressed our full and comprehensive support for brotherly Azerbaijan.

As you know, the Turkic Council member-states’ presidents instructed us at the Summit in Baku last year. Now we are preparing a Turkic Council strategy for 2021 and the goals of the Turkic world for 2040. I do hope that you will adopt these documents at the next Summit. The Turkic Council is always with you, Mr. President. We are all Azerbaijan.

President Ilham Aliyev: Thank you, thank you very much!

President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey Mustafa Rifat said:

– Mr. President, thank you very much for receiving us. It is a great pleasure for us to meet with you in Baku again. Our visit’s primary purpose as the Turkic Chambers of Commerce and Industry is to participate in an extraordinary meeting of the heads of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkic-Speaking countries. The chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan are also here. At the same time, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kazakhstan will participate in a video format, as he is attending a board meeting today.

We are here today to express our solidarity with you. Exactly a year ago, we were with you at the Summit. Then, we had a very productive meeting with 1,200 businessmen from the Turkic world. You also invited us to the Summit. Furthermore, the leaders of eight non-governmental organizations representing trade unions, civil servant unions and trade confederations, which unite 50 million people from Turkey, came along with me.

We are here to demonstrate our support for our Azerbaijani brothers, as leaders of the Turkic business community, representing 50 million people.

President Ilham Aliyev: Thank you!

Mustafa Rifat: We pray for our martyrs to rest in peace. We pray to Allah to send healing to our wounded soldiers and civilians. We congratulate Azerbaijan’s Army under your command. You are putting an end to our 30 years of longing. May Allah be pleased with you and grant help. We are with you 24 hours a day, whatever our duty is, what the responsibility of your Turkish brothers is. All you have to do is send us a message, Mr. President. Since that day, we have decorated the building of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges with Azerbaijan’s flag. It has been the case since that day. It has spread over on social media. On the day you launched the counter-offensive operation, we raised Azerbaijan’s flag on one of Ankara’s most prestigious buildings.

If you have any other instructions for us, we will be delighted to hear them. It would make us happy if we could contribute to this cause. Thank you.

President Ilham Aliyev: Thank you very much! I want to express my sincere gratitude to you again. You know that the people of Azerbaijan are united these days. All the Azerbaijanis of the world are watching the response to this matter and this war with great sensitivity. It is understandable because our lands have been under occupation for 30 years, and international mediators’ efforts have not yielded fruit. We only saw steps aimed at winning time, freezing the conflict and perpetuating the occupation. The people of Azerbaijan saw that. Therefore, the Azerbaijani people are very sensitive to every opinion and position on this issue voiced in the world over the past month. Of course, we were encouraged to see this support from brotherly countries from the first days. It gave us even greater moral strength, and we saw again that our unity is displayed not through words but actions. Your visit today shows this again. As you mentioned, Rifat Bey, the meeting of the Turkic Council in Baku a year ago, was a very significant event. We have expressed our views on these issues – we must be together and support each other in all matters. Whenever someone is in a difficult situation, moral support must be provided, and we see that. That is why I attach particular importance to your meeting today. I am sure that all the people of Azerbaijan will appreciate it. Thank you again.

Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov and President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Marat Sharshekeev reiterated their countries’ solidarity with Azerbaijan these days.


The enemy attempted to attack our positions in the Zangilan direction of the front

During the day on November 1, units of the Armenian armed forces attempted to attack the Zangilan site of the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border.

The enemy fired at the positions of our units using mortars and various large-caliber weapons in order to seize a number of favorable high grounds in this direction.

The intention of the enemy to attack was detected in time by our units and as a result of the successful operation, the opposite side suffered heavy losses.

During the battle, the enemy, which lost about 30 personnel was forced to retreat to the territory of Armenia.

Due to the vigilance of our units’ military personnel, the enemy’s Su-25 attack aircraft, which attacked our positions from the air, was also shot down.


Ilham Aliyev received delegation led by Turkey’s former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by former Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim.

President Ilham Aliyev said:

– Welcome! I am pleased to see you.

Binali Yildirim: Good to see you. How are you? Are you well?

President Ilham Aliyev: Thank you, everything is fine. Things are going well.

Binali Yildirim: Mashallah.

President Ilham Aliyev: Thank you very much for visiting. We appreciate it very much. This is another manifestation of solidarity. As my dear brother Mr. President said, Turkey always stands by Azerbaijan. During this period, our unity has strengthened even more. As you know, the Patriotic War is going on, there are good results, many cities and villages have been liberated from the occupiers. I inform the people of Azerbaijan about this almost every week. The liberation of more villages from occupation will be announced today. Preliminary information has already arrived. Hopefully, we will continue this just cause until the end. We will drive the occupiers out of our lands.

Turkey stated in the very first hours that it was with us. Mr. President, my dear brother has made very clear statements that Turkey always stands by Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan is not alone. These were very important statements, and the provision of additional moral support to us is another manifestation of Azerbaija-Turkey unity.

Dear Binali Bey, we are living this history together with you. We know very well that great efforts have been made to bring Turkey and Azerbaijan even closer together. The implementation of very important projects, including the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project that you have led is one of them. After that, there will be other projects. Hopefully, our successful cooperation will continue.

Thank you again. I know that your visit is about solidarity and support. Therefore, I am very grateful.

Former Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said:

-Thank you very much, dear Mr. President.

I met with our President yesterday. I would like to convey the greetings of our President to you. As you know, a few days ago a great disaster occurred in Izmir.

President Ilham Aliyev: I called the President and extended my condolences.

Binali Yildirim: Yes, as I was elected an MP from Izmir, I was there from the first moments of the earthquake. During the search and rescue operation, we made great efforts to rescue our citizens from the rubble and treat the injured. Our President also came there. He also gave the necessary instructions.

Of course, as Turkey, we have always stood by Azerbaijan in this just struggle from the very beginning. We have carried on the slogan of Mr. Heydar Aliyev, “One nation, two states” to this day. We know that you are right, all the way, in the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. In this war, Azerbaijan is clearing its lands from occupiers.

Azerbaijan is putting an end to this 27-year old occupation and liberating its territories. Therefore, Azerbaijan writes heroism eposes every day, showing a great example of patriotism day and night. On my way here, I read in the news that an enemy aircraft has been destroyed.

Following the meeting, President Ilham Aliyev and Binali Yildirim posed for photographs.

The head of state also posed for a photo with members of the delegation.

Binali Yildirim presented a keepsake to President Ilham Aliyev.

Head of the parliamentary faction of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Celal Adan then presented a keepsake to President Ilham Aliyev on behalf of the chairman of the MHP Devlet Bahceli.


Enemy’s 4 “Grad” MLRS were destroyed – VIDEO

On November 2, starting from 00:30 to 02:25, the Azerbaijan Army Units destroyed 4 MLRS BM-21 “Grad” of the Armenian armed forces in various directions of the front.


The enemy is shelling the territory of the Terter and Goranboy regions


The Armenia armed forces units are subjecting to intensive artillery fire the Shikharkh settlement, the Gazyan and Gapanli villages of the Terter region, as well as the Yenikand village of the Goranboy region.


Victorious Armed Forces of Azerbaijan have liberated Chaprand, Haji Isagli and Gosha Bulag villages of Jabrayil, Dere Giletag and Boyuk Giletag villages of Zangilan, Ishigli, Muradkhanli and Milanli villages of Gubadli. Long live Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!

The enemy’s personnel was destroyed – VIDEO

The enemy’s personnel at the point of permanent deployment, trenches, and firing positions was destroyed by precise strikes.

At the same time, the enemy’s headquarter also came under fire in the Gırmızı Bazar direction.


The enemy’s “KUB” air defense missile system was destroyed – VIDEO

On November 2, at about 6.00 p.m., the enemy’s “KUB” air defense missile system located in the Chardagli village of the Terter region (the former Magavuz village of the Aghdere region), was destroyed by precise fire.


On October 8th, #Armenia fired #phosphorus projectile to Fuzuli region of #Azerbaijan. It did not explode on impact zone. ANAMA experts have identified it and decommissioned. By use of phosphorus Armenia sets fire in Shusha forests to cover cameras of drones with white smoke.

The biggest single loss of life was on 28 October, when 21 people were reported killed and 70 others injured in a rocket attack on Azerbaijani town of Barda, located some 30km from area of active hostilities. Rockets, reportedly carried cluster munitions.

Decomposition of Armenia fired phosphorus projectiles to Fuzuli region on the 8th of October. While actively using phosphorus shells against civilian objects, #Armenia’s accusations against #Azerbaijan is typical blame-shifting and tactics of escaping responsibility.