Maraga Massacre

Maraga Massacre

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The Maragha Massacre was the April 10, 1992 killing of a number of ethnic Armenians, during the capture of the village of Maragha by Azerbaijani troops, in the course of the Nagorno-Karabakh War.De Waal, Thomas. Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through War and Peace. New York: New York University Press, 2003, pp. 175-176. " ("The Chronology of the Karabakh Conflict, 1992")." BBC Russian. Last updated August 29, 2005. Retrieved December 20, 2010.De Waal. Black Garden, p. 176.

Motivations regarding the massacre remain unclear, although the attack may have been an act of retaliation following the massacre at Khojaly in February of that year.

Attack on the village

A preliminary investigation, carried out by Human Rights Watch (HRW, Helsinki Watch) and published in 1992, reconstructed the events leading up to the attack on Maraghar. Having spoken to the only eyewitness available to them at the time, an Armenian...
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