(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 23. French la gazette online newspaper has published an
article about the Khojaly genocide, committed
by the Armenian armed forces 31 years ago in the Azerbaijani city
in Karabakh, trend reports.
'Every year, countries around the world remember the Khojaly
tragedy, which occurred on the night of February 26, 1992, during
the first Armenian-Azerbaijani Karabakh war. Armenian forces
attacked the city of Khojaly in Azerbaijan, killing hundreds of
civilians,' the article said.
According to the authors, dozens of civilians, mostly women and
children, froze to death trying to hide in the woods. Moreover,
about a thousand civilians were captured during the attack.
The article noted that famous Azerbaijani journalist Chingiz
Mustafayev has rushed in the city right after the attack happened,
trying to capture the events, and those footages shocked the whole
world. It was obvious, that those innocent civilians who were
trying to escape and died on the way were the victims of this
'According to the testimonies of analysts and researchers, in
the four days following the Khojaly massacre, around 200 bodies
were transported to Aghdam alone, while a total of 613 people were
killed during the assault on the city. Among those killed were 63
children, 106 women and 70 elderly people. Others were taken
prisoner, and there is still no information on the fate of 150 of
them. According to accounts, citizens were taken prisoner to serve
as hostages in a subsequent exchange,' the article added.
As the authors rightly pointed out, those responsible for this
massacre have not been held accountable for their actions yet.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in November 2019 called the
massacre a 'blatant lie ' that ' was committed by Azerbaijanis
themselves', despite the findings of Human Rights Watch that
attributed direct responsibility for civilian deaths to Armenian
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