Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
The special issue of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's "World of Diplomacy" journal has been dedicated to the 24th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
The journal's special issue included information about this tragedy and its detailed analysis, as well as international legal evidence of the genocide committed by Armenian army against civilians in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.
The "World of Diplomacy" also publishes official documents on the recognition of the Khojaly tragedy by a number of countries as an act of genocide.
On Feb. 25-26, 1992, the Armenian military, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi, committed genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. Among those 613 killed in the massacre, there were 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people.
Eight families were totally exterminated, 130 children lost one parent and 25 children lost both. A total of 487 civilians became disabled as a result of the onslaught. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people still remains unknown.
The event became the largest massacre in the course of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.