The Khojaly Massacre

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February 25, 2013 year 19:45


  The 21st year of the tragedy, that happened in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly, has passed. Pain and sorrow, caused by the mass murder of innocent people, does not calm down until now.

  The Khojaly Massacre was the killing of hundreds of ethnic Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojaly on February 25–26, 1992 by the Armenian and, partially, by CIS armed forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. According to the Azerbaijani side, as well as Memorial Human Rights Center, Human Rights Watch and other international observers, the massacre was committed by the ethnic Armenian armed forces, reportedly with help of the Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment, apparently not acting on orders from the command. The death toll provided by Azerbaijani authorities reaches 613 civilians, including 106 women and 83 children. The event became the largest massacre in the course of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.


  Khodzhalinskiy genocide left an indelible imprint in the history and in hearts of Azerbaijanian people. Today, mournings devoted to this tragedy pass all over the world.


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