An Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker Sahiba Gafarova is on an official visit to Kazakhstan.
During a meeting with Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin, Speaker Gafarova provided detailed information about the Khojaly genocide, stressing that some international organizations and parliaments of numerous countries have already recognized the genocide.
On the night of February 25-26, 1992, Armenian troops, attacking the Azerbaijani city of Khojaly, brutally exterminated the civilian population. As many as 613 residents of the city, including 63 children and 106 women, were killed with particular cruelty. As a result of the genocide, 8 families were completely killed, 25 children lost both parents, and 130 children lost one of them. The fate of 197 persons out of the 1,275 hostages is still unknown.
Speaker Gafarova also reminded that Azerbaijan has gained a victory during the 44-day Patriotic War and liberated its territories from the 30-year-long Armenian occupation. She also spoke about the large-scale restoration projects launched by Azerbaijan in its liberated territories.
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