Khojaly Massacre

Killing of ethnic Azerbaijani civilians of small town of Khojaly by Armenian forces in 1992

The Khojaly Massacre was the murder[1] of hundreds of ethnic Azerbaijani civilians[2] from the town of Khojaly in Azerbaijan on 2526 February 1992 by the Armenian armed forces with the help of Russian armed forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.[3][4][5] 613 people were killed, including 424 men, 106 women and 83 children.[6] The massacre was the largest massacre of the Nagorno-Karabakh War.[7]

Khojaly Massacre
LocationKhojaly, Azerbaijan
Date2526 February 1992
TargetAzerbaijani people
Attack type
Deaths613 civilians
PerpetratorsArmenian and Russian military


  1. de Waal, Thomas (2004). Black garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through peace and war. ABC-CLIO. pp. 172–173. ISBN 0-8147-1945-7.
  2. Randolph, Joseph Russell (2008). Hot spot: North America and Europe. ABC-CLIO. p. 191. ISBN 0-313-33621-0.
  3. New York Times - Massacre by Armenians Being Reported
  4. TIME Magazine - Tragedy Massacre in Khojaly
  5. Small Nations and Great Powers: A Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Caucasus By Svante E. Cornell
  6. Letter from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office
  7. Human Rights Watch / Helsinki Azerbaijan. Seven Years of Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. New York • Washington • Los Angeles • London • Brussels: 1994, p. 6. ISBN 1-56432-142-8

Other websitesEdit

Azerbaijani websites
Armenian websites