Three years have passed since the beginning of the Patriotic War, SİA informs.
On September 27, 2020, the brave Azerbaijani Army under the leadership of Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev launched counter-offensive operations along the entire front in order to prevent military provocations and combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population.
On September 27, 2020, a counter-offensive was launched in response to Armenia's yet another large-scale military attack on Azerbaijani Army positions and civilian settlements. The counter-offensive later became known as Operation Iron Fist, which led to the Patriotic War.
During the 44-day Patriotic War, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev regularly addressed the people. Those addresses brought the people of Azerbaijan even closer together, united them like a fist, and had a tremendous impact on the course and outcomes of the war. Every appeal was a harbinger of further victories.