Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.26 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
Today, at 17:00 on Feb.26 on the 21st anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, flags flew at half-mast and transport and pedestrians was halted for a minute.
The minute of silence was accompanied by ship sirens in Baku Bay, as well as trains on the metro and railways.
On Feb.25-26 February, 1992, Armenian occupation forces together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi (previously Stepanakert) committed an act of genocide towards the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.
Some 613 people were killed including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. A total of 1000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were killed, 130 children lost one parent and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.
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