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Billboards on Tbilisi streets displaying video about Khojaly genocide


A number of billboards at Tbilisi’s airport, railway stations, independence square and other central streets and avenues are displaying a video about the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, APA reported.

Made by the Club of Young Friends of Azerbaijan and the Georgia-Azerbaijan Fund, the video presents visual information about the Khojaly genocide and the younger generation’s hopes and desire for a return to their motherland.

It is worth noting that it is the first time such a campaign is taking place in Georgia.

On February 25-26, 1992, Armenia’s armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops, stationed in Khankendi, committed an act of genocide against the peaceful population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.

As many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of the massacre. A total of 1,000 civilians became disabled in the onslaught. Eight families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, while 25 lost both parents. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people (68 women, 26 children) still remains unknown.

Khojaly genocide is the gravest crime committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis in late 20th century.

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