Azerbaijan commemorates 25th anniversary of Khojavand occupation by Armenia
- 02 October 2017
An event was held in Azerbaijan’s Beylagan district on Oct. 2 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the occupation of the Khojavand district by Armenian armed forces.
The event took place in the new Khojavand settlement built for IDPs in the district, APA’s local bureau reported.
Khojavand was occupied by Armenian armed forces on 2 October 1992. With a total area of 1,460 square kilometers and a population of 42,400 people (1 March 2013), Khojavand is situated 334 kilometres from Baku. Khojavand district connects one city (Khojavand), 2 towns (Hadrut and Qirmizi Bazar) and 81 villages. During the Karabakh war which began in February 1988, 145 people – among them 13 women and 13 children – were martyred in Khojavand district. As a result of the occupation, 1723 houses, 47 industrial facilities, 32 healthcare facilities, 59 cultural objects and 10 historical monuments were destroyed. In total, the district was damaged for more than $ 1 billion. At present, up to 13,000 Khojavand residents live in about 40 cities and regions of the country.