Prominent Military Leader Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan Who Led The Liberation of Artsakh’s Shushi In 1992, Dies Aged 81.

Armenian military leader, Artsakh Hero Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, best known by his nom-de-guerre Komandos, passed away at the age of 81, said Political Scientist Hrant Melik-Shahnazaryan in a Facebook post.

Ter-Tadevosyan was hospitalized days earlier. The cause of his death has not been announced yet.

He was an Armenian Major General, a military leader of the Armenian forces during the First Artsakh War and Armenia’s former Deputy Minister of Defense. Ter-Tadevosyan was the commander of the operation to liberate Shushi on May 9, 1992. Later that month, he was awarded the rank of Major General for his accomplishments during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. He also received the Order of the Combat Cross (1st class).

In recent years, Ter-Tadevosyan was supervising the training of specialists in the Armenian armed forces, also spending a lot of time in Artsakh, which continued to hold much meaning to him.

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