Azerbaijan observes moment of silence for Khojaly genocide victims

  26 February 2021    Read: 1043
  Azerbaijan observes moment of silence for Khojaly genocide victims

A state-wide moment of silence was observed for the Khojaly genocide victims today at 17:00 (local time) across Azerbaijan.

Ships, cars, and trains sounded sirens throughout the country to remember victims of the Khojaly genocide of February 26, 1992.

During the Karabakh war, Armenian military committed an act of genocide against the population of Azerbaijan’s Khojaly town consisting of 7,000 people on Feb. 26, 1992.

As many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of the massacre. A total of 1,000 civilians became disabled in the onslaught. Eight families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, while 25 lost both parents. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people still remains unknown.


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