Azerbaijan's state flags lowered due to anniversary of 20 January tragedy
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 20 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Today, the state flags have been lowered in all Azerbaijan's towns and regions, villages and settlements as a sign of mourning due to 20 January tragedy.
The Soviet Army commenced military operations against Azerbaijan early morning Jan. 20, 1990 before declaring a state of emergency. The tragedy claimed the lives of 137 people. Some 744 people were severely injured. About 841 people were illegally arrested. The Soviet troops destroyed 200 flats and houses, including ambulances, personal and state property.