National Hero Israfil Shahverdiyev 

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The National Hero of Azerbaijan  Israfil Shahverdi oglu Shahverdiyev (İsrafil Şahverdi oğlu Şahverdiyev) was born 11 June 1952 in Unannovu village of Lachin Rayon of Azerbaijan SSR. He went to Secondary School in Unannovu between 1959 and 1969. From 1971 through 1974, Shahverdiyev served in the Soviet Armed Forces. In 1975, he started to work as a police officer in the Lachin District Department of Internal Affairs.


When Armenians attacked the territories of Azerbaijan, Shahverdiyev voluntarily went to the front-line. He captured two Armenian intelligence agents in the Qaladeresi village of the Shamakhi Rayon of Azerbaijan.

Shahverdiyev played an important role in finding the murders of journalist Salatyn Asgerova who was killed during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.

In 1991, a plan was prepared for the release of the village of Galaderesi. In the battle that lasted until the morning, Armenian armed forces had to withdraw, leaving heavy losses. Shahverdiyev participated in several battles for the villages of Khochaz-Gaya and Khochaz.

On January 6, 1994, Shahverdiyev participated in the battle for the liberation of the villages of Fuzuli District with his soldiers. As a result of this operation, the village of Horadiz and 22 villages were liberated. The last battle of the brave commander was seven days later on January 13, 1994. He was killed in a battle while he was trying to rescue his soldiers.

Israfil Shahverdi oglu Shahverdiyev was posthumously awarded the title of the "National Hero of Azerbaijan" by Presidential Decree No. 262 dated 15 January 1995.

Shahverdiyev was buried at a Martyrs' Lane cemetery in Baku. One of the secondary schools in Lachin District was named after him.

Shahverdiyev was married and had three children.



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National Hero Israfil Shahverdiyev 

2019/06/1560242294.jpg
Read: 1577     12:55     11 June 2019    

The National Hero of Azerbaijan  Israfil Shahverdi oglu Shahverdiyev (İsrafil Şahverdi oğlu Şahverdiyev) was born 11 June 1952 in Unannovu village of Lachin Rayon of Azerbaijan SSR. He went to Secondary School in Unannovu between 1959 and 1969. From 1971 through 1974, Shahverdiyev served in the Soviet Armed Forces. In 1975, he started to work as a police officer in the Lachin District Department of Internal Affairs.


When Armenians attacked the territories of Azerbaijan, Shahverdiyev voluntarily went to the front-line. He captured two Armenian intelligence agents in the Qaladeresi village of the Shamakhi Rayon of Azerbaijan.

Shahverdiyev played an important role in finding the murders of journalist Salatyn Asgerova who was killed during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.

In 1991, a plan was prepared for the release of the village of Galaderesi. In the battle that lasted until the morning, Armenian armed forces had to withdraw, leaving heavy losses. Shahverdiyev participated in several battles for the villages of Khochaz-Gaya and Khochaz.

On January 6, 1994, Shahverdiyev participated in the battle for the liberation of the villages of Fuzuli District with his soldiers. As a result of this operation, the village of Horadiz and 22 villages were liberated. The last battle of the brave commander was seven days later on January 13, 1994. He was killed in a battle while he was trying to rescue his soldiers.

Israfil Shahverdi oglu Shahverdiyev was posthumously awarded the title of the "National Hero of Azerbaijan" by Presidential Decree No. 262 dated 15 January 1995.

Shahverdiyev was buried at a Martyrs' Lane cemetery in Baku. One of the secondary schools in Lachin District was named after him.

Shahverdiyev was married and had three children.



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