The Garabagh conflict

The Garabagh conflict started in 1988. In 1988-1989, over 220.000 Azerbaijanis living in Armenia were fired from the historical lands. But Armenians were not satisfied with this. Raising a territorial claim against Azerbaijan, they started war in our territory. In late XX century, Armenians committed the Khojaly tragedy, the one of the gravest crimes against Azerbaijanis and the whole humanity. On February 26, 1992, Armenian military forces committed genocide in the Town of Khojaly. 613 people, including 106 women, 63 children, 70 elderly were killed, 1000 civilians of different age left invalid by bullet wound, 8 families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, while 25 both of them, 1275 residents were taken hostage, 150 of them are missing.

As a result of the Armenian military aggression to Azerbaijan, 20% of Azerbaijan’s lands – Daghlig Garabagh and 7 adjoining districts have been occupied. In 1988-1994, this aggression left 20.000 Azerbaijanis dead, 100.000 wounded, 50.000 disabled. More than a million of our countrymen were displaced from native lands and became refugee. That is the greatest number of refugees after WWII. Azerbaijan was face to face with a huge humanitarian disaster. Among refugees, there were children as well. People lived in tents for long years.  

In 1994, President Heydar Aliyev began peace negotiations that are continued by President Ilham Aliyev since 2003. The state of Azerbaijan does not want war and wishes children to live in peace.

Children should grow up in a patriotic spirit. Patriotism is studying and working well, helping people in need, backing up good deeds, fighting against evil and violence. Each of us should always be ready to defend the fatherland.

 

Dates of occupation

Khojaly – 26-02-1992

Shusha – 08-05-1992

Lachyn – 18-05-1992

Khojavand – 02-10-1992

Kalbajar – 02-04-1993

Aghdara - 17-06-1993

Aghdam – 23-02-1993

Jabrayil – 23-08-1993

Fuzuli – 23-08-1993

Gubadly – 31-08-1993

Zangilan – 29-10-1993