By Laman Ismayilova
A commemorative event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide will be held in Paris, Azertac reported
Organized by the European Azerbaijan Society, the concert will feature performances by Nazrin Rashidova, Lionel Andrey and Chagall quartet.
The Khojaly genocide is one of the most terrible and tragic pages of Azerbaijan history.
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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