Sole Female Soldier, Martyred in the Patriotic War
The photograph of Arasta Bakhishova, the first and only female soldier martyred in the 44-day Patriotic War for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, became one of the most shared photos on social media. As the battles were fought on the frontline, everybody was devastated to hear the news of her fall. People expressed their condolences to Bakhishova’s family and posted expensively her heroic story.
Sergeant Arasta Bakhishova, a military medical officer, carried the wounded servicemen from the field during the battles for the liberation of Gubadli, where she was martyred on 23 October.