Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Feb. 26 / Trend , R.Meshadihasanli/
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Kyrgyzstan commemorated victims of Khojali Genocide.
Participants of the events were familiarized with a photo exhibition on Khojali Genocide. The Azerbaijani Embassy provided the 'Khojali Genocide- tragedy of 20th century' book and documentary film to Azerbaijani Diaspora and journalists.
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Bishkek Arif Agayev delivered detail information about the Khojali tragedy at the commemorate ceremony in Imam Mosque.
Armenian troops committed genocide in Khojali city with population of 7,000 on Feb. 26, 1992. There were about 3,000 people in the city during the occupation. Majority of the population had to leave the city due to the four-month siege.
Within hours, over 600 unarmed Azerbaijani citizens were killed. Among them were 106 women and 83 children. About 1,000 people were disabled by shots; 8 families were fully destroyed. A total of 25 children lost both of their parents and 130 children lost one of them. About 1,275 people were taken prisoner. Around 150 people went missing.
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