31 years pass since Garadaghli tragedy

31 years pass since Garadaghli tragedy
# 17 February 2023 00:00 (UTC +04:00)

31 years have passed since the Armenian armed forces occupied Garadaghli village of Khojavand region of Azerbaijan, APA reports.

Armenia’s armed units, backed by the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi, launched an attack on the Azerbaijani village of Garadaghli on February 15, 1992. After two-day fierce battles, Armenian forces occupied the village on February 17.

The village underwent destruction during the occupation, innocent unarmed people, including women and children, were murdered, tortured, and taken hostage. Nearly 80 of the 117 villagers taken hostage were killed, 6 went missing. According to eyewitnesses, 9 people were taken, hostage.

Some witnesses said the Armenians shot 43 Azerbaijani hostages to death in an area 2 km away from Khankendi, and some were decapitated.

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