The mayor's office of Hallandale Beach, Florida, issued a proclamation on the 29th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, AzVision.az reports.
The proclamation signed by the mayor of the city, Joy Cooper, reads that on the night of February 25-26, 1992, more than 600 innocent people, including women and including children were brutally killed.
Note, on 25-26 February 1992, Armenian Armed Forces, accompanied by armored vehicles of the former Soviet 366th motorized rifle regiment, attacked and occupied the besieged town of Khojaly as part of the armed aggression and ethnic cleansing that had been taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan since 1988.
When the residents of Khojaly attempted to flee the area, they were ambushed and fired on by the Armenian troops. As a result of the genocidal act, of the approximately 6,000 inhabitants of the town, 613 civilians, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly, were killed.