U.S. House of Representatives: Maine passes resolution on Khojaly tragedy
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 23 /Trend/
At the U.S.House of Representatives, the state of Maine passed a resolution with regard to the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy, the Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) said.
Members of the House, Anne Haskell and Senator Justin Alfond became the initiators of the adoption of the document.
Armenian armed forces with the help of the 366th motor-rifling regiment occupied Azerbaijan's Khojaly city and committed genocide, killing hundreds of innocent people because of their ethnic background on February 26, 1992. As a result, 613 people were murdered, 487 were injured and 1275 people taken hostage. The fate of many of them is still unknown. After the 366th motor-rifling regiment's withdrawal from Khankendi, a major part of the military equipment owned by this unit was transferred to the Armenian separatists.
The adoption of this document was the result of the efforts of the representative of the Azerbaijan Society of America in Maine Tarlan Ahmedov.