Reportage from Alkhanli where two people became victims of Armeninan soldiers. (oxu.az)
“Armenian can never scare us with death. We lived here and we will live here forever.”
Habitants of Alkhanli village of Fuzuli region that has been under fire by Armenian army told our reporters. Last night habitants of Fuzuli spent alert without sleep but still they said that they trust Azerbaijan Army and will not give up when enemy wants to scare them.
Habitants of Alkhanli village said that after this attacks older lady and her 2 year old granddaughter were murdered. In addition one habitant was wounded and infrastructure objects were damaged. “This is sheer atrocity”-they said.
Azerbaijani children as war victims (Sevinj Karimova)
The tragedy of Zahra, a 2-year-old little girl killed by Armenians in Alkhanli village of Fuzuli region on July 4, has prompted us to look at our history of the murder and hostage of Azerbaijani children over the past 20 years.
Unfortunately, Azerbaijan also has been living in war for the last 20 years of its modern history. In 1988-1994, Armenian terrorist groups and armed groups led to the brutal killing, injury, loss and captivity of thousands of Azerbaijani children, as well as the loss of one or both parents. There are hundreds of facts about this. Even though the refugees and internally displaced children have been the most affected by the conflict, driven by international forces and the Armenian lobby, there are thousands of children whose fathers or mothers have been killed or disabled, they are also considered victims of the Karabakh war.
In 1988-1989 during deportation of more than 250 thousand Azerbaijanis living in western Azerbaijan as a result of ethnic cleansing, 216 Azerbaijanis were killed and 23 of them were children. On 26th, 1992, as a result of Khojali genoside, 63 of killed people were children. As a result of that genoside, 25 children lost both parents, 130 of them lost one of their parents. Overall, 195 Azerbaijani children were killed in the Karabakh conflict.
Witness and martyr children in Khojaly (A. Gorkhmaz)
They were kids and as any other kids they would wait for Santa Claus on New Year, would make egg fights on Novruz and jump over the fire saying “Agirligim, ugurlugum odlara”. As everybody in their age they thought about their mothers as most beautiful woman and as their fathers as most stronger man.
But lights went out… one night lights went out! The day Khojaly was invaded , not only fires in the people’s houses went out, but also fires in their hearts. You couldn’t scare the kids anymore with mystical characters as “Cyclope”, “Khortdan”, “Wolf” they saw all of these with their own eyes. The night of 25th to 26th of February, 1992 when squad number of 366 of Russian army and Armenian armed forces that were located in Khankendi smashed city of Khojaly babies were also among the victims. Now every kid from Khojaly has its own name, but still their names remained same: victims of Khojaly Genocide.