Shukur Hamidov
Hamidov in 2017
Born(1975-03-01)1 March 1975
Qubadli District, Azerbaijan
Died22 October 2020(2020-10-22) (aged 45)
Qubadli District, Nagorno-Karabakh
Allegiance Azerbaijan
Service/branch Armed Forces of Azerbaijan
RankColonel
Commands held706th Motor Rifle Brigade, 2nd Army Corps[1]
Battles/wars2016 Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes
2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Awards

Shukur Hamidov (Azerbaijani: Şükür Həmidov) (1 March 1975 – 22 October 2020) was an Azerbaijani officer, colonel of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and a National Hero of Azerbaijan.

Biography

Shukur Hamidov was born in Qubadli District of Azerbaijan SSR. He was 9th child in the family of Karabakh war refugees Nariman and Shargiya Hamidovs. His father gave him the name of his own father. The elder brother of Shukur Asad Hamidov participated in the first Karabakh war.[2]

Since 8th class Shukur Hamidov devoted himself to the army. Firstly, he graduated Jamshid Nakhchivanski Military Lyceum, then High Military School in Baku. Hamidov served more than 20 years.[2]

On the night from 1st to 2 April 2016 Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes took place along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding territories to the south. On 5 April, a mutual ceasefire agreement was reached. Lieutenant colonel Shukur Hamidov distinguished himself during the capture of the Lalatapa height near Çocuq Mərcanlı village of Jabrayil District.[2]

On 19 April 2016 Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed orders on awarding honorary titles, orders and medals to a group of Azerbaijani military servicemen who "have distinguished exceptional bravery and heroism while preventing the Armenian military provocations on the contact line of troops and repelling the enemy’s attacks on civilians from April 2 to 5".[3] Shukur Hamidov was awarded the medal of National Hero of Azerbaijan.[2] On 10 May 2016, during the visit of Azerbaijani defense minister Zakir Hasanov to military units in the frontline lieutenant colonel Shukur Hamidov for his bravery during the capture of Lalatapa height in early April, was prematurely promoted to the rank of colonel.[4]

Death

Hamidov was killed in action on 22 October 2020, in the fighting for the Qubadli District, during the Lachin offensive of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.[5]

Awards

References

  1. ^ https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1032543.html
  2. ^ a b c d 4 günlük müharibənin qəhrəmanı ANS-ə danışdı // anspress.com, 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ Azerbaijan awards military servicemen for distinguished bravery in prevention of Armenian provocations
  4. ^ Azerbaijani defense minister visits front line // apa.az, 10 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Azerbaijani National Hero, Shukur Hamidov's name to be immortalized in Gubadli region". Azerbaijan24. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.