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March 29, 2022 23:01 (UTC+04:00)


By Vafa Ismayilova

Human remains were found in the village of Farrukh in the Khojaly region of Karabakh, local news sources reported on March 29.

Azerbaijani servicemen discovered the remains during earthworks at positions in Farrukh.

The remains are believed to belong to Azerbaijani servicemen who perished during the battle for Farrukh Height during the First Karabakh War or to Azerbaijanis who fled during the Khojaly Genocide in the early 1990s.

To sum up, Azerbaijani military raised the national flag in the village of Farrukh on March 27, 2022.

The Azerbaijani armed forces regained full control of the village, clearing it of illegal Armenian armed groups, which had to leave the internationally recognized Azerbaijani territories of Karabakh under the ceasefire agreement signed by Baku, Moscow and Yerevan November 10, 2020.

Farrukh enters the administrative area of ​​Pirlar village in Khojaly region located 16 km from Asgaran settlement and 32 km from Khankandi.

In early March, the UN General Assembly and Security Council circulated a letter from Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regarding the discovery of mass graves in the village. released from Edilli and the town of Fuzuli, Khojavand region, as an official document.

In the letter dated March 2, 2022, Bayramov drew attention to the fate of around 4,000 Azerbaijanis, who went missing during the first Karabakh war.

It should be mentioned that in the 20th century, Armenians committed systematic crimes and atrocities against Azerbaijanis to break the spirit of the nation and annihilate the Azerbaijani people of Karabakh. The Khojaly Genocide is considered the culmination of Armenian massacres.

Some 613 Azerbaijanis, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 elderly people were brutally murdered on the grounds of their national identity in Khojaly in 1992.

This heinous act was preceded by a host of others. The Armenians set fire to about 20 buildings in the village of Baghanis-Ayrim in the Gazakh region, killing eight Azerbaijanis. A family of five, including a 39-day-old newborn, were all burned to death.

Between June and December 1991, Armenian troops murdered 12 and injured 15 Azerbaijanis in the villages of Garadaghli in Khojavand region and Meshali in Asgaran region.

Armenian military detachments bombed buses on the Shusha-Jamilli, Aghdam-Khojavand and Aghdam-Garadaghli roads in August and September of the same year, killing 17 Azerbaijanis and injuring more than 90 others.

In October and November 1991, Armenians burned, destroyed and looted more than 30 settlements in the mountainous region of Karabakh, including Tugh, Imarat-Garvand, Sirkhavand, Meshali, Jamilli, Umudlu, Garadaghli, Karkijahan and other important villages.

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