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Hikmat Mirzayev
Mirzayev in 2020, during a victory parade
Native name Hikmət İzzət oğlu Mirzəyev
Birth name Hikmat Izzat oglu Mirzayev
Nickname The Conqueror of Shusha
Place of birth Bilasuvar District, Azerbaijani SSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Azerbaijani Armed Forces
Service/branch Azerbaijani Special Forces
Rank Lieutenant general
Commands held Special Forces
Battles/wars

2016 Nagorno-Karabakh clashes
2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war

Awards

Hikmat Izzat oglu Mirzayev (Azerbaijani language: Hikmət İzzət oğlu Mirzəyev) is an Azerbaijani military officer, lieutenant general of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Commander of the Special Forces, participant of the 2016 Nagorno–Karabakh clashes and the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, and the victor of the 2020 battle of Shusha. He had received the title of the Hero of the Patriotic War.

Life and service[]

Hikmat Izzat oglu Mirzayev was born in the Bilasuvar District of the then Azerbaijani SSR, Soviet Union.[1][2]

On 19 January 2002 by the decree of the Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev No. 662 Hikmat Izzat oglu Mirzayev was awarded the rank of Lieutenant colonel.[3] On 17 October 2020 by the decree of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev Hikmat Izzat oglu Mirzayev was awarded the rank of Lieutenant general[4]

On 29 April 2015, the commander of the Special Forces, Major General Hikmat Mirzayev, took part in the ceremony of presenting battle flags to the newly created military units of the Azerbaijani Special Forces.[5]

He led the Azerbaijani Special Forces during the April 2016 clashes in Nagorno–Karabakh.[6]

Mirzayev is currently a unit commander. On 4 October, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Hasanov, as well as Major General Mais Barkhudarov, and the personnel led by them on the liberation of the city of Jabrayil and nine villages of Jabrayil District.[7] On 8 November, Aliyev congrulated him on liberation of Shusha.[8]

On 10 December 2020, Mirzayev led the servicemen of the Special Forces of the Ministry of Defense marching in the Baku Victory Parade.[9]

Awards[]

  • On 24 June 2003, Hikmat Mirzayev was awarded the For Heroism Medal by the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev No. 887 for "special merits in protecting the independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, for the distinction in the performance of his official duties and the tasks assigned to the military unit."[10]
  • On 24 June 2015, Hikmat Mirzayev was awarded the For service to the Fatherland Order.[11][12]
  • On 17 October 2020, Hikmet Mirzayev was awarded the highest military rank of lieutenant general by Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev.[13]
  • On 9 December 2020, Hikmat Mirzayev was awarded Hero of the Patriotic War Medal by the decree of the President Ilham Aliyev.[14]

References[]

  1. "Biləsuvar rayonunun yaradılmasının 85 illik yubileyinə həsr olunmuş "Biləsuvar – 85" kitabının təqdimat mərasimi keçirildi" (in az). Official website of the Executive Power of Bilasuvar District. 24 December 2015. http://www.bilesuvar-ih.gov.az/news/288.html. Retrieved 7 October 2020. 
  2. "Biləsuvar rayonunun görkəmli şəxsiyyətlərinin siyahısı" (in az). Official website of the Executive Power of Bilasuvar District. http://bilesuvar-ih.gov.az/page/16.html. Retrieved 7 October 2020. 
  3. Şuşanın işğaldan azad olunmasında iştirak edən general-leytenant Hikmət Mirzəyev. youtube.com
  4. "Azərbaycan Respublikası Silahlı Qüvvələrinin hərbi qulluqçularına ali hərbi rütbələrin verilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin fərmanı" (in az). 17 October 2020. http://www.e-qanun.az/framework/1073. Retrieved 7 October 2020. 
  5. "Xüsusi Təyinatlı Qüvvələrin yeni yaradılan hərbi hissələrinə döyüş bayraqları təqdim olunub" (in az). Official website of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan. 29 April 2015. https://mod.gov.az/az/news/xususi-teyinatli-quvvelerin-yeni-yaradilan-herbi-hisselerine-doyus-bayraqlari-teqdim-olunub-video-12586.html. Retrieved 7 October 2020. 
  6. "General Hikmət Mirzəyev və aprel döyüşlərinin qəhrəmanları hərbi paradda" (in az). Azərbaycan 24. June 2018. https://www.azerbaycan24.com/general-hikmet-mirzeyev-ve-aprel-doyuslerinin-qehremanlari-herbi-paradda/. 
  7. "Release of the Press Service of the President" (in en). Official website of the President of Azerbaijan. 4 October 2020. https://en.president.az/articles/41714. Retrieved 7 October 2020. 
  8. Aliyev, Ilham (8 November 2020). "Release of the Press Service of the President" (in en). Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan. https://en.president.az/articles/45757. 
  9. Kazimoglu, Mirmahmud (10 December 2020). "Xüsusi Təyinatlı Qüvvələrin heyəti Zəfər paradında keçid edib" (in az). Report Information Agency. https://report.az/qarabag/xususi-teyinatli-quvvelerin-herbi-qulluqculari-zefer-paradinda-kecid-edib/. 
  10. "Azərbaycan Respublikası Müdafiə Nazirliyinin hərbi qulluqcularının təltif edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Fərmanı" (in az). 24 June 2003. http://www.e-qanun.az/alpidata/framework/data/2/f_2078.htm. Retrieved 7 October 2020. 
  11. "Azərbaycan Respublikası Silahlı Qüvvələrinin hərbi qulluqçularının və mülki işçilərinin təltif edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Sərəncamı" (in az). Official website of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan. 24 June 2015. https://mod.gov.az/az/news/azerbaycan-respublikasi-silahli-quvvelerinin-herbi-qulluqcularinin-ve-mulki-iscilerinin-teltif-edilmesi-haqqinda-azerbay-12518.html. Retrieved 7 October 2020. 
  12. "Azərbaycan Respublikası Silahlı Qüvvələrinin hərbi qulluqçularının və mülki işçilərinin təltif edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Sərəncamı" (in az). 24 June 2015. http://www.e-qanun.az/framework/30222. Retrieved 7 October 2020. 
  13. "H.İ.Mirzəyevə general-leytenant ali hərbi rütbəsinin verilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Sərəncamı" (in az). 17 October 2020. https://president.az/articles/43405. Retrieved 17 October 2020. 
  14. "Bu hərbçilərə Vətən Müharibəsi Qəhrəmanı adı verildi" (in az). Axar.az. 9 December 2020. https://axar.az/news/toplum/521963.html. 

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