Twenty-eight years have passed since the occupation of the Malibeyli and Gushchular villages of Azerbaijan's Shusha region, APA reports.
Armenia’s armed units, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops, stationed in Khankendi, as well as with the help of Armenian and Russian soldiers serving there launched an attack on the Malibeyli and Gushchular villages on February 9, 1992.
Both villages were occupied after the three-day unequal battle on February 11, 1992. The villages were burned, homes, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, administrative buildings, cultural monuments and agricultural facilities were destroyed.
As a result of the occupation, about 30 civilians were killed or captured, hundreds of people were injured.
The rest of the people managed to reach the Aghdam district after walking a few kilometers through a rural mountainous road and crossing Armenian posts hardly in frosty weather.