Baganis Ayrim facts: The youngest, whom the Armenians burned alive, was just a two-month-old baby

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Read: 1041     16:57     04 December 2019    

Despite being located far away from the then Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region of Azerbaijan, the village of Baganis Ayrim in the Gazakh district of Azerbaijan, where Armenian separatism raised its head in this territory and a number of other border villages of our country became the target of shelling by the Armenian military in February 1988. The apogee of the genocide of Azerbaijanis was Baganis Ayrim tragedy, committed by Armenian militants on the night of March 23-24, 1990. The Armenians attacked the village, killing local residents.  


On August 19, 1990, Armenian militants again shelled Baganis Ayrim and a number of other Azerbaijani villages. According to eyewitnesses, the Armenians were using grenade launchers, mortars and ground-to-ground missiles. The defenders of the village, consisting of two platoons of the military unit 5477№ of the Ganja special purpose unit and the reconnaissance troops of the 368th motorized infantry, managed to repel the attack for several hours. However, the Armenians took the control of the village after with the support of reinforcements.

The next day, tanks, anti-aircraft installations of the 368th motorized infantry, as well as combat helicopters of Transcaucasian Military District were deployed to the combat area. As a result, the militants were knocked out the village during the day. Today, the events in Baganis Ayrum village are practically not written about and are very rarely remembered. Nevertheless, the village went down in history as “Azerbaijani Khatyn” (Khatyn massacre 22 March 1943) in the course of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The enemy entered the village on the night of March 23 with great force - armored vehicles and tanks. Unarmed residents of the village fled to neighboring villages and forests to save their lives. The Armenians set fire to the houses after looting them. Seven villagers who tried to flee were exposed to inhuman tortures. They were thrown into the fire and burned. Among them, the youngest was just a two-month-old baby while the oldest one was 70 years old. During this tragedy, 17 houses out of 100 were burned, 11 houses were looted.

Today, the enemy have turned homes into ruins and destroyed the cemeteries in Baganis Ayrim, which is seen from the heights of Gushchu Ayrim village. It is hard to describe in simple words the atrocities that the Armenians committed in this village without showing mercy to civilians. In short, Baganis Ayrim village, which once admired all with its eye-catching beauty in all seasons, has become a ruin. In fact, this tragedy committed by the Armenian armed forces is a genocide. Unfortunately, the world community has not been informed about it in detail.

The mankind has witnessed many wars. However, during none of them, civilians were exposed to such ruthless massacre and tortures. Without being punished for such atrocities, the Armenian vandals also occupied Kheyrimli, Ashagi Eskipara, Sofulu, Barkhudarli, Gizil Hajili, Yukhari Eskipara villages of Gazakh district. Today, seven villages of Gazakh are under Armenian occupation.

Banu Salmanli



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Baganis Ayrim facts: The youngest, whom the Armenians burned alive, was just a two-month-old baby

2019/12/1575464349.jpg
Read: 1042     16:57     04 December 2019    

Despite being located far away from the then Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region of Azerbaijan, the village of Baganis Ayrim in the Gazakh district of Azerbaijan, where Armenian separatism raised its head in this territory and a number of other border villages of our country became the target of shelling by the Armenian military in February 1988. The apogee of the genocide of Azerbaijanis was Baganis Ayrim tragedy, committed by Armenian militants on the night of March 23-24, 1990. The Armenians attacked the village, killing local residents.  


On August 19, 1990, Armenian militants again shelled Baganis Ayrim and a number of other Azerbaijani villages. According to eyewitnesses, the Armenians were using grenade launchers, mortars and ground-to-ground missiles. The defenders of the village, consisting of two platoons of the military unit 5477№ of the Ganja special purpose unit and the reconnaissance troops of the 368th motorized infantry, managed to repel the attack for several hours. However, the Armenians took the control of the village after with the support of reinforcements.

The next day, tanks, anti-aircraft installations of the 368th motorized infantry, as well as combat helicopters of Transcaucasian Military District were deployed to the combat area. As a result, the militants were knocked out the village during the day. Today, the events in Baganis Ayrum village are practically not written about and are very rarely remembered. Nevertheless, the village went down in history as “Azerbaijani Khatyn” (Khatyn massacre 22 March 1943) in the course of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The enemy entered the village on the night of March 23 with great force - armored vehicles and tanks. Unarmed residents of the village fled to neighboring villages and forests to save their lives. The Armenians set fire to the houses after looting them. Seven villagers who tried to flee were exposed to inhuman tortures. They were thrown into the fire and burned. Among them, the youngest was just a two-month-old baby while the oldest one was 70 years old. During this tragedy, 17 houses out of 100 were burned, 11 houses were looted.

Today, the enemy have turned homes into ruins and destroyed the cemeteries in Baganis Ayrim, which is seen from the heights of Gushchu Ayrim village. It is hard to describe in simple words the atrocities that the Armenians committed in this village without showing mercy to civilians. In short, Baganis Ayrim village, which once admired all with its eye-catching beauty in all seasons, has become a ruin. In fact, this tragedy committed by the Armenian armed forces is a genocide. Unfortunately, the world community has not been informed about it in detail.

The mankind has witnessed many wars. However, during none of them, civilians were exposed to such ruthless massacre and tortures. Without being punished for such atrocities, the Armenian vandals also occupied Kheyrimli, Ashagi Eskipara, Sofulu, Barkhudarli, Gizil Hajili, Yukhari Eskipara villages of Gazakh district. Today, seven villages of Gazakh are under Armenian occupation.

Banu Salmanli



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