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Reflection of Khojaly genocide in Azerbaijan publicity [1992-2000]

Pashayeva AynuraHasanli PariAmrahli (Bagirova) Tohfa

Genocide, which was committed by the Armenians in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly in the late 20th century, is considered one of the gravest crimes against humanity. Khojaly does not differ from horrific tragedies of Katyn, Lidice, Oradour-sur-Glane, Holocaust, Songmy, Rwanda and Srebrenica, which are etched on the minds of people forever. These atrocities went down in the history of wars as genocides of civilians that shook the world. On the night of 25-26 February 1992, the Armenian armed forces surrounded Khojaly with 10 tanks, 16 armored carriers, nine infantry fighting vehicles, 180 military experts and infantry units of the 366th motor rifle regiment, which was part of the 23rd division of the 4th USSR army deployed in Khankandi. Armed with state-of-the-art weapons, the Armenians razed Khojaly to the ground. Official figures prove that as a result of the genocidal act in Khojaly 613 people were killed, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly. The genocide committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis in Khojaly in 1992 were investigated on the basis “Azerbaijan”, “Baku”, “Səhər”, “Khalq”, “Respublika”, “Vətən səsi”, “Odlar yurdu”, “Ədəbiyyat”, “Azərbaycan gəncləri”, “525-ci qəzet” newspapers, “Azərbaycan” journal and other press examples in the article. The article is important …

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