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Twenty one years pass since Azerbaijani Gubadli region's occupation by Armenia

31 August 2014 [12:28] - TODAY.AZ
Today is the 21st anniversary of occupation of Azerbaijan's Gubadli region by the Armenian armed forces.

The region with an area of 802 square kilometers and with population of about 30,000 people living in 94 settlements were occupied by Armenian military forces on Aug.31, 1993.

Gubadli region is distinguished by its favorable geographic location, unique picturesque landscape, rocky and steep mountains, turbulent rivers - Barkushad and Akara, attaching special coloring.

Some 283 volunteers heroically died when defending the region and 7 of them were awarded high title of "Azerbaijani National Hero".

In fact, each family suffered from Armenian armed forces' outrage. People who survived now are accommodated in 47 regions of the republic.



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