22 years have today passed since the Armenian armed forces invaded Azerbaijan’s Aghdam region.
Azerbaijan’s Aghdam region was occupied by the units of Armenian armed forces on July 23, 1993. 1154 sq m territory of Azerbaijan‘s Aghdam region went into the control of Armenia as a result of occupation. Azerbaijan controls only 22,6 % of Aghdam with a population of 147,000. Armenians destroyed the historical monuments, cemeteries, hospitals, libraries, schools, offices and facilities in the occupied territory. More than 6 thousands Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in battles for Aghdam. About 130 000 displaced persons from Aghdam were settled in 875 settlements of 59 regions of Azerbaijan. Armenia infringes “Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict” provision of the Hague Convention and “Illicit Traffic of Cultural Property” provision of the Paris Convention and continues to plunder Azerbaijan’s cultural properties.
As a result of occupation of Aghdam, Azerbaijan underwent a material damage worth of $6.179 billion. The damage only to the region's agriculture is estimated at 992.8 million AZN. Over 6,000 people died during the fights in Aghdam.