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Khojaly victims commemorated in Jordan

15 February 2017 [12:15] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

A commemorative event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide was held at Azerbaijan`s Embassy in Jordan, Azertac reported.

The event brought together ambassadors of foreign countries, members of Azerbaijan-Jordan Friendship Society, the country`s alumnus studied in Azerbaijan, and media representatives.

Azerbaijan`s Ambassador to Jordan Sabir Agabayov stressed that the Kohjaly massacre perpetrated by the Armenian Armed Forces is the crime against the humanity.

He reminded that Khojaly genocide is one of the most terrible and tragic pages of Azerbaijan history.

The event also featured a demonstration of documentary on Khojaly massacre.

Khojaly, the second largest town in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, came under intense fire from the towns of Khankendi and Askeran already occupied by the Armenian armed forces in 1992.

About 613 civilians mostly women and children were killed in the massacre, and a total of 1,000 people were disabled. Eight families were exterminated, 25 children lost both parents, and 130 children lost one parent. Moreover, 1,275 innocent people were taken hostage, and the fate of 150 of them remains unknown.


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