Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 24
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an order on the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
Under the order, the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration will develop a plan of events on the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide and ensure the plan’s implementation.
On February 25-26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces committed an act of genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. As a result of the genocide, 613 people were killed, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly, 487 people became disabled, and 1,275 residents were taken hostage.