Lachin region, one of the charming corners of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is located in the south-west of the country, in the Lesser Caucasus. The territory of the region is bordered by Kalbajar in the north, Gubadli in the south, Khojaly, Shusha and Khojavend regions in the east, and Armenia in the west. The total area of the region is 1835 km2. The altitude of the mountainous region varies from 700 to 3,600 meters above sea level. The highest mountain peak, Gizilbogaz, is 3,594 meters high. After the occupation of Shusha by Armenians on May 8, 1992, the Armenian armed forces intensively fired on the center of Lachin region with heavy artillery weapons. The Armenian army attacked Lachin on May 18, attacking from the Turshsu area of Shusha city and from the direction of Gorus region of Armenia. Most of the enemy forces occupying the region entered through the Lachin corridor.