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Khankendi ::: Armenian vandalism ::: Agdaban Tragedy :::
  • 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

Agdaban Tragedy

The Agdaban genocide is the terrible genocide committed against the Azerbaijani people on April 8, 1992, which was considered one of the most grave crimes committed against humanity, and was the basis for realization the dreams of Armenian separatists on creating Great Armenia by seizing Kelbajar which was fortress gates of beautiful corner of Garabagh. Agdaban genocide is the burning of entire villages, inhumane torture of hundreds of peaceful inhabitants, driving out from homes! Agdaban village is located in Kelbajar region, at the right side of the river Agdaban, in the slopes of Agdaban mountain, at the south foot of the mountain ridge Murov, and 56 km north-east from the regional center. Its population covered 460 people. Tobacco, livestock considered the main occupation of the rural population. There were a secondary school, club, library, medical center in the village.
There was a farmstead of Damirchidam village, in the present territory of the village. In 1905, a number of families belonging to families of Delikli, Mammadli, Maharramli and Feyzalilar settled here. The village was called so, due to Agdaban Mountain. “Daban” means “mountain-pass”, “pass” in the Turkic language. As toponymy, it means “white mountain pass”, “whitish mountain-pass”. The word “Daban” is spread in a wide areal. There are mountains named Aghdaban in Azerbaijan (Aghdara, Sharur regions).
At night from April 7 to April 8, 1992, Armenian separatists attacked the Agdaban village of Kalbajar region consisting of 130 houses. The village was completely burnt in a night, and 779 residents of the village were tortured.
during the occupation 67 people were killed by the Armenians, 8 elders of 90-100 ages, 2 children, 7 women were burned alive, 12 people were seriously injured, and 2 people were missing. A part of rural population was killed in the ambush made in advance while trying to escape the violence.