After 28 years of Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has liberated the key city of Shusha in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, President Ilham Aliyev announced on Sunday.
Citizens in the country's capital Baku flooded to the streets to celebrate the liberation.
"We proved to the world Nagorno-Karabakh is historical Azerbaijani lands," Aliyev said during his speech in the Alley of Martyrs in Baku.
People wave and carry the Turkish and Azerbaijani flag in Baku, Nov. 08, 2020.
Children wave national flags of Azerbaijan and Turkey to celebrate in Barda, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8, 2020.
Shusha was occupied by Armenia on May 8, 1992.
People playing on drums in celebration of Shusha's liberation in Baku, Nov. 08, 2020.
Members of several Azerbaijan diaspora organizations gathered in front of Istanbul University and celebrated the liberation, Nov. 8, 2020.
The news of the Shusha was welcomed with joy at the front line in Fuzuli, where members of the army and press applauded after the speech of President Ilham Aliyev, Nov. 8, 2020.
Members of the army and press celebrate and hug each other over the liberation of Shusha, Nov. 8, 2020.
Azerbaijanis living in New York formed convoys and danced on the street to celebrate the liberation of Susha, Nov. 8, 2020.
People in Baku celebrate the liberation of Shusha, Nov. 8, 2020.