US Ambassador to Azerbaijan posts about Khojaly Genocide

  26 February 2021    Read: 960
  US Ambassador to Azerbaijan posts about Khojaly Genocide

We honor and remember those who lost their lives in Khojaly in 1992, said US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Lee Litzenberger, AzVision.az reports.

Ambassador's views were shared in a post on official Facebook account of the US Embassy in Azerbaijan. 

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.

 


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