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Khankendi ::: Armenian vandalism ::: Khojaly Genocide ::: Khojaly Genocide – The Scale of the Massacre :::
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  • The streets of Khankendi
  • The view of Khankendi from Shusha
  • A nature view of native Garabagh
  • The monument to World War II
  • Baku-Khankendi-Shusha road

Khojaly Genocide

Khojaly Genocide – The Scale of the Massacre

At night from February 25 to 26, 1992, Armenian armed forces with the help of the armored regiment of 366 infantry and military equipment placed during the Soviet period in Khankendi (Stepanakert) occupied the town of Khojaly. Before the attack, the town was fired from cannons and heavy armored equipment in the evening of 25 February. As a result, fires occurred in the town and at about 5 o´clock in the morning of 26 February, town was completely in flames. In such a situation, approximately 2500 people who remained in the town surrounded by Armenians were obliged to leave the town and hoped to reach the center of Aghdam region where Azerbaijanis lived. However, their intention failed. Armenian armed forces and military men of motorized infantry regiment, who razed the town, dealt with the civilian population.

As a result of this bloodshed,
613 people were dead:
Children – 63
women – 106
elders – 70
8 familes were completely destroyed.
25 children lost both parents.
130 children lost one of their parents.

487 person were wounded, they were:
Children – 76
1275 people were captivated.
150 people were missing.
Estimated from 01.04.1992, 5 billion ruble damage was inflicted upon the state and public property. These figures show the most terrific and bloody tragedy of Armenian-Azerbaijan and Upper Garabagh conflict which emerged in 1988 under the support of Armenian SSR and negligence of USSR administration, and formed on the basis of realization of Armenian claim on incorporation of Upper Garabagh Autonomous Region, which is the integral part of Azerbaijan, to Armenia.