Syria reveres Khojaly victims
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 25 / Trend /
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Syria held the ceremony with the participation of representatives of the Azerbaijani community and Azerbaijani students studying in this country on February 24. The event was dedicated to the 19 th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy, the embassy told Trend.
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.