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The Azerbaijan flag is seen in the former region of Karabakh

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Sunday raised the national flag in the capital of the former autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh after completing a successful operation, according to Reuters.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has raised the national flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the city of Khankendi and delivered a speech, the presidential office said.

The capital, known as Khankendi, fell to Azerbaijan after security forces defeated ethnic Armenian militants last month, causing most of Karabakh’s 120,000 ethnic Armenians to flee to Armenia.

After the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917, it was claimed by both sides, leaving it a tense area. During the Soviet era, the territory remained part of the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the First Karabakh War broke out (1988-1994). As a result, Azerbaijan lost part of its territory and Armenians remained in control of most of Karabakh. In 2020. Azerbaijan undertook a military operation that became the Second Karabakh War. Azerbaijan regained some of the territories.

In September of this year, Aliyev successfully carried out a military operation.

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