Today, Azerbaijan commemorates the 29th anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide, one of the most tragic events of the 20th century.
People remember and honor the victims of the Khojaly Genocide during their visit to the monument "Ana Harayi" in the Khatai district of Baku.
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.