27 years pass since Khojaly Genocide
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  • 00:01 26 February 2019

27 years pass since Khojaly Genocide

27 years have passed since Armenians committed genocide in Khojaly town of Azerbaijan.

613 Khojaly civilians were killed, 487 were wounded (76 of them are children), 1275 were captured during the genocide committed by Armenians, ONA reports.

Armenian armed forces, with the help of the 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment of Russia occupied the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly and slaughtered civilians on the night of February 25-26, 1992.

Armenian military units, with the help of the 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment of the USSR based in Khankendi attacked on Khojaly on February 25, 1992. 2500 Khojaly residents, who remained in the encircled town, began to move towards Aghdam. But Armenians attacked on them from ambush. 613 civilians, as well as 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed atrociously, 8 families were killed, 25 children lost both of their parents, 130 one of them, 487 were wounded (76 of them are children), 1275 were captured, 150 were missing.

It caused AZN 140 mln or $ 170 mln damage to the property of the state and people in real price of 01.04.1992.

Khojaly genocide victims are commemorated every year in Azerbaijan and other countries with deep mourning. Azerbaijani embassies and Diaspora organizations organize commemoration ceremonies demonstrating photos, documentaries which describe truth about genocide in Khojaly.

Faig Mahmudov

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