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Ballıqaya massacre

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Ballıqaya massacre
Part of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War
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TargetAzerbaijani civilians
Deaths24 killed
Non-fatal injuries
5 heavily and 3 lightly injured

Ballıqaya massacre was a massacre of Azerbaijani civilians by Armenian Armed Forces in the village of Ballıqaya on 28 August 1992.[1][2]

Preceding events[edit]

After capture of their houses in Lachin District by Armenian forces on 18 May 1992, Abdullayev Abdulla, Hümbətov Vəzir, Məhərrəmov Kamil, Məhərrəmov Cəmil, Mehdiyev Binnət, Mehdiyev Hümbət, Mehdiyev Məhəmməd and Mehdiyev Rəhbər and their families became refugees and moved to Murovdag in Goygol District.[3][4][5]

In late August 1992, those families moved to Ballıqaya in Goranboy District for better conditions for animal husbandry.[6]


3 days after their move to Ballıqaya, on 28 August 1992, 5 o'clock, families houses was target of a group of 12 Armenian troops with artillery and machine guns. 24 civilians died as a result of attack. One of the victims was a 6 months old infant. Armenian troops burned all bodies after committing the massacre.[7][8][9]

Armenian troops left the scene thinking no civilians survived but Məhərrəmov Yaqub, Abdullayeva Züleyxa, Alməmmədova Şəhla, Mehdiyeva Lamiyyə, Mehdiyeva Elxan, Mehdiyeva Məhəmməd, Məhərrəmov Xoşbəxt and Muradova Xuraman survived the attack, all of them with injuries. 4 other civilians were taken as hostages.[10][11]


  1. "Azerbaijan's MFA releases statement on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the Balligaya massacre". 28 August 2020.
  2. "Резня, совершенная Арменией против мирных азербайджанцев в селе Баллыгая Геранбойского района Азербайджанской Республики". 7 September 2020.
  3. Sultan hümbətov, Ballıqayada soyqırım
  4. Ballıqayada soyqırım
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  6. Sultan Hümbətov (2016). "Nağdalı kəndi". Laçın yurdu (in azərbaycanca). Bəxtiyar-4. 1 (19): 16.
  7. "Şəhidlərimiz and yerimiz". Laçın yurdu (in azərbaycanca). Bəxtiyar-4. 2 (9). 2013.
  8. http://dtx.gov.az/pdf/Qetl_edilmis_usaqlar.pdf
  9. Ballıqayada soyqırım
  10. qlobal.az, Ballıqayada soyqırım
  11. Ballıqayada soyqırım

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