Azerbaijan claims seizing control of major city amid ongoing conflict with Armenia

Azerbaijan claims seizing control of major city amid ongoing conflict with Armenia

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Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev announced on Sunday that his forces had successfully controlled the strategically important city of Shus in Nagorno-Karabakh during the ongoing conflict with Armenia.

Aliyev also took to his official Twitter account on Sunday and tweeted in Russian. According to Google Translate, he wrote: “I am a happy person because I fulfilled my father’s will. We liberated Shusha! This is a great Victory! Today the souls of our martyrs, the soul of the Great Leader [is] rejoiced! Congratulations, Azerbaijan!”

Aliyev also logged into his official Twitter account on Sunday and tweeted in Russian. According to Google Translate, he wrote: “I am a happy person because I fulfilled my father’s will. We liberated Shusha! This is a great victory! Today, the soul of our martyrs, the great leader The soul is happy! Congratulations! Azerbaijan!”

On the other hand, the Armenian authorities refuted the statement of the President of Azerbaijan, stating that the fighting in Shushi and its surrounding areas continued.

“Neither side fully owns the initiative,” Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Ovannisian declared late Sunday.

The city of Shushi has important military value due to its geographic location because it is located about six miles south of Stepanakert, the capital of the region, and is located on the main road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.

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