Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 22 / Trend /
The men, women, and children who died in
Khojaly ought to be remembered, U.S. Senator Kent Conrad said in his letter addressed to representative of the Azerbaijani Diaspora in the U.S. Fariz Huseynli.
"Ethnic conflicts are never simple, but one thing is clear: warring factions must never be allowed to deliberately target civilians," the letter reads. "Many Azerbaijani civilians were killed when Armenian troops attacked the Khojaly town."
The Armenian military forces committed genocide in Khojaly on Feb. 26, 1992. More than 600 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. A total of 1,000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1,275 peaceful residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.