Azeri Genocide committed by Armenians on 26th February 1992
"The tragedy of 1992"
The USA's Congress called the terrible carnage in Khojaly "The tragedy of 1992", especially for the brutality and atrocities committed by Armenians. At that time Armenians killed there about thousand Azerbaijanians. However by then 100 thousands of people were killed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There were atrocities in Bosnia too, but Armenian's atrocities were much terribly. The conclusion of decision American's Congress' was based upon this...
..We happened to be the witnesses of
Khodjaly massacre, we saw the dead - bodies of hundreds of
civilians - women, children, old-age people and defenders of
Khodjaly. We managed lo fly by helicopter, we were taking
photographs of everything we saw around Khodjaly at a height
of a bird's flight. However Armenians started shooting our
helicopter and we couldn't manage to finish our job. That was
a terrible scene. I heard a lot about wars, about cruelty of
German fascists, but Armenians went beyond them, killing 5 or
6 year-old children, innocent people. We saw a lot of injured
people in hospitals, carriages, even in kindergarten and
V. Belykh "Izvestia" newspaper reporter
dead-bodies exchanged for the alive hostages are occasionally
brought to Agdam. You won' t see i t even in a nightmare:
pierced out eyes, cut off ears, scalped heads, cut off heads.
A n u m ber of corpses were dragged by ropes after the armed
personnel carriers. There was no limit to humiliation.
CHINGHIZ MUSTAFAYEV, Azerbaijan Television reporter:
... Dozens and dozens of shot dead people (most of them point-blank through the head), children aged from 2 to 15, women, old age people. The location of the corpses proves thaf it was a cold-blooded slaughter, there were no signs of resistance or attempts to escape.
Some civilians were shot separately, the others were killed in groups, or families. Some corpses have several wounds but every corpse has at least one wound in the head. It means that the wounded were finished off afterwards...
On February 26 I was taking the wounded
out of Stepanakert by helicopter and returning through Askeran
gap. Some bright spots downwards took my eye. We started to
descend and my co-pilot cried: 'Look! There are women and
children over there'. I saw about two hundred corpses
scattered down the hillside. Armed men were walking among
them. Then we flew there trying to pick up corpses. Militia
captain, I can't remember his name, was with us. He found his
4-year-old son with crashed skull and he went out of his mind.
The other child that we had managed to pick up before they
started shooting had his head cut off. I saw mutilated bodies
of women, children, old - age people everywhere...
YURI YAKHOVITCH, the private of infantry regiment ¹ 366.
persuaded that we were Christians and we had to fight against
Moslems. They kept us in awful subhuman conditions, we
couldn't bear being there and we had to desert the regiment
and escape to Khojaly.