US ambassador to Azerbaijan offers condolences regarding Khojaly genocide

Mark Libby, US Ambassador to Azerbaijan

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# 26 February 2024 11:11 (UTC +04:00)

US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mark Libby on the Facebook page of the Embassy has expressed his condolences to the people of Azerbaijan on the anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, APA reports.

“Today we join Azerbaijanis in mourning the hundreds who were killed in Khojaly in 1992. On behalf of the United States, I extend my deepest sympathy to the families of those killed, injured, and displaced in Khojaly. We must work for peace in the region and ensure such tragedies never happen again," reads the post.

Note that on February 25, 1992, Armenian armed forces attacked the city of Khojaly with the help of armored vehicles and military personnel of the USSR’s 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment stationed in Khankandi. As a result of the Khojaly genocide, which was a tragedy of a century, 613 civilians, as well as 63 children, 106 women, and 70 old people were killed atrociously, 8 families were annihilated, 25 children lost both parents, 130 children lost one parent, 487 were wounded (76 of them are children), some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people including 68 women and 26 children remains unknown.