Khojavend’s village after 28 years – VIDEO

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As part of our trip to Azerbaijan’s territories liberated from the Armenian occupation as a result of the 44-day Patriotic War, we visited the liberated Edilli village of Khojavend district. This village is the most attractive with its fresh air and charming nature.


Located at the south-eastern foot of the Karabakh range, the Edilli toponym reflects the name of the Kyrgyz Edilli tribe. A small number of Armenians formerly coexisted with Azerbaijanis in the village.

In 1998, Armenian separatists began to commit acts of genocide against Azerbaijanis in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani civilians in Edilli village were also subjected to ruthless attacks of Armenians. Before the Armenian occupation, an international school was operating in the village.

Both Azerbaijanis and Armenians studied at that school. In September 1989, Azerbaijani students were forcibly expelled from the school. The teaching staff and students were forced to leave the school in a day. At that time, the school was managed by Armenians.  

Shaiq Aslanov, a resident of Akhullu village, who was studying at the school during that period, spoke to us about the tragedies that our compatriots had suffered. According to Aslanov, in the first month of the 1989 school year, children and teachers were forced to leave the school within an hour as a result of Armenian pressure.

“I have studied in this school for 10 years. The leadership of this school was always Armenian. During that time, Azerbaijani students were exposed to pressure by Armenians. They had hatred toward us.” 

Continuous attacks by Armenians resulted in the occupation of the village a few years later. Edilli village was occupied by the Armenian armed forces on October 2, 1992. During the occupation, historical monuments, cemeteries and settlements in the village were destroyed by Armenians.

On October 15, 2020, Victorious Azerbaijani Army liberated the village from occupation. During the battles, Armenian servicemen used houses and schools as military shelters. For this reason, traces of debris can be seen in those places.

Most of the houses inhabited by Azerbaijanis in Edili village have fallen into disrepair. Only a few buildings can be found, which were later built by Armenians. Also, during the occupation, Armenians built a new school building for themselves in the village. 

During our visit to Edilli village, we visited several settlements. Apparently after the occupation, Armenians lived in Edilli and embezzled everything that belonged to Azerbaijanis.



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Khojavend’s village after 28 years – VIDEO

2021/03/1615807341-1615808089.jpg
Read: 729     15:32     15 March 2021    

As part of our trip to Azerbaijan’s territories liberated from the Armenian occupation as a result of the 44-day Patriotic War, we visited the liberated Edilli village of Khojavend district. This village is the most attractive with its fresh air and charming nature.


Located at the south-eastern foot of the Karabakh range, the Edilli toponym reflects the name of the Kyrgyz Edilli tribe. A small number of Armenians formerly coexisted with Azerbaijanis in the village.

In 1998, Armenian separatists began to commit acts of genocide against Azerbaijanis in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani civilians in Edilli village were also subjected to ruthless attacks of Armenians. Before the Armenian occupation, an international school was operating in the village.

Both Azerbaijanis and Armenians studied at that school. In September 1989, Azerbaijani students were forcibly expelled from the school. The teaching staff and students were forced to leave the school in a day. At that time, the school was managed by Armenians.  

Shaiq Aslanov, a resident of Akhullu village, who was studying at the school during that period, spoke to us about the tragedies that our compatriots had suffered. According to Aslanov, in the first month of the 1989 school year, children and teachers were forced to leave the school within an hour as a result of Armenian pressure.

“I have studied in this school for 10 years. The leadership of this school was always Armenian. During that time, Azerbaijani students were exposed to pressure by Armenians. They had hatred toward us.” 

Continuous attacks by Armenians resulted in the occupation of the village a few years later. Edilli village was occupied by the Armenian armed forces on October 2, 1992. During the occupation, historical monuments, cemeteries and settlements in the village were destroyed by Armenians.

On October 15, 2020, Victorious Azerbaijani Army liberated the village from occupation. During the battles, Armenian servicemen used houses and schools as military shelters. For this reason, traces of debris can be seen in those places.

Most of the houses inhabited by Azerbaijanis in Edili village have fallen into disrepair. Only a few buildings can be found, which were later built by Armenians. Also, during the occupation, Armenians built a new school building for themselves in the village. 

During our visit to Edilli village, we visited several settlements. Apparently after the occupation, Armenians lived in Edilli and embezzled everything that belonged to Azerbaijanis.



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