Azerbaijani regions of Fuzuli and Jabrail were occupied by Armenian Armed Forces 16 years ago, on 23 August, 1993.
APA, the two areas were captured by Armenian armed forces on Aug. 23, 1993. Armenians occupied 125,368 hectares of the western part (50 villages) area, the total area of which amounts to 139,393 hectares. In Fizuli area, there are various deposits, such deposits of limestone Dovlyatyarly, Dilagar with reserves of 58,858 cubic meters, deposits a mixture of sand and gravel Guruchay with reserves of 13,053 cubic meters.
Prior to the occupation of Fizuli region it protected as natural monuments of oriental plane trees. In the village Ishigly — 500-year-old plane trees with a diameter 250 cm and a height of 25 m, 900-year-old plane trees with a diameter 450 cm and a height of 25 m, in the village of Boyuk Bahmanli on the border with Iran territory — 200-year-old plane trees with a diameter of 100 cm and a height of 20 m in the village Seyidahmedli — 1400-year-old plane trees with a diameter 520 cm and a height of 30 m and two 550-year-old plane tree with a diameter 250 cm and a height of 25 m, in the village Mandyly — 400-year-old plane tree diameters of 180 cm and a height of 45 meters and five 300-year-old Chinarov diameter of 150 cm and a height of 40 meters.
The Center for Assessment of Destructive Impact to Environment and Natural Resources in Occupied Territories, a task force under Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, has found many facts on the destruction of mineral resources by Armenians after the occupation.
According to the Ministry of Economy and Natural Resources, completely destroyed the trees in the village Dovlyatkarly surrounded by spacious forests, trees are destroyed en masse over the roads of the village Gochahmedly, completely destroyed the vegetation on the right and left sides of the road in the village Yaglivyand, burned area of 500 hectares of forest Argunesh. More than 35 000 hectares of land has been burned by Armenians during 2006-2009 alone.
Today is a day of occupation by Armenians Jabrail district of Azerbaijan. In the occupied territories Jabrail region, whose territory is 104,980 hectares, the Armenian separatists kill valuable trees. In particular, in the city Jabrail Armenians cut down and destroyed the 800-year-old and kept as natural monuments sycamore trees. According to the Ministry of Environment, prior to the occupation in Jabrail area were various deposits, such as tulusskogo tuff with reserves estimated at 2,937 cubic meters, building sand with the overall reserves in 5434 cubic meters — and Chahmakchay Sultanli suitable in the production of clay bricks in Garadzhally with a margin of 296 thousand cubic meters, suitable for cement production 6644 tons of volcanic ash in Goyarchin-Veysyalli, betonies reserves of 1.325 million tons in Minbashly, 5.226 million tons of limestone agtepe, 4130 thousand cub mixture of sand and gravel in Dzhafarabad, 504 tons jasper in Shahverdi and 1348 tons of chalcedony in Chahmakkaya.
In addition, the city was guarded by Jabrail 500-year-old plane trees with a diameter of 250 cm and a height of 30 m, in the village Hadjily — 700-year-old plane trees with a diameter 350 cm and a height of 30 m and six 1600-Summer Chinar with diameters 800 cm and a height of 45 m Karhula in the village — the 200-year-old plane trees with a diameter 90 cm and a height of 25 m, in the village Fungaly — 900-year-old plane trees with a diameter 450 cm and a height of 30 m and 750-year-old plane trees with diameters 370 cm and a height of 30 m, in the village Horovlu — 800 — year-old plane trees with a diameter of 400 cm and a height of 30 m, in the village Ishigly — 800-year-old oriental plane trees with a diameter of 400 cm and a height of 25 m.
Armenian invaders destroyed in Jebrail District 120 architectural monuments, covering large territories and consist of valuable species of trees, forests, underground wealth with large reserves of natural magic corners Diridaga original, stands out for its unusual and distinctive flora and fauna, mineral-rich water sources. They burned more than 16 000 hectares of land in 2006-2007 alone.