Repatriation of bodies of Azerbaijani servicemen Mubariz Ibrahimov and Farid Ahmadov started

Repatriation of bodies of Azerbaijani servicemen Mubariz Ibrahimov and Farid Ahmadov started
# 06 November 2010 12:03 (UTC +04:00)
According to APA Karabakh bureau, the operation takes place in a neutral area near Bash Garvand village of Azerbaijan’s Aghdam region in the contact line between the Armenian and Azerbaijani troops. Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Azerbaijan’s State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People have already arrived at site. The body of 81-year old Armenian citizen Gavrusha Arustamyan, which is to be repatriated to the opposite side, was also brought to the area. Arustamyan’s body was found in the contact line recently. Armenians will repatriate bodies of Mubariz Ibrahimov and Farid Ahmadov.

Ensign Mubariz Ibrahimov was killed on June 18, but officer Farid Ahmadov on Septmeber 4 in Terter region of Azerbaijan while they were heroically repulsing enemy’s attack. President Ilham Aliyev issued an order to honor Mubariz Ibrahimov with a title of National Hero.

On October 27, President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia held a tripartite meeting in Astrakhan, Russia and signed a joint declaration about immediate repatriation of prisoners of war and bodies of killed servicemen.

The declaration signed by the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia was started to be implemented on November 4. First, Azerbaijani civilian Eldar Tagiyev, captured by Armenians, was repatriated. The operation took place in a neutral area in the contact line near Bala Jafarli village of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh region on the road between Azerbaijan’s Gazakh town and Armenia’s Ijevan town. Azerbaijan repatriated the body of Armenian scout Manvel Mamikonovich Saribekyan to Armenia.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED