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The following lists are of
massacres that have occurred in Azerbaijan (numbers may be approximate).
Before 1980 [ edit ]
Battle of Ganja (1804)
 Azeri inhabitants of Ganja
Civilians were massacred during the capture of the city by the Russians; some of the captured soldiers were executed
Armenian–Tatar massacres of 1905–1907
Baku; Nakhichevan; Shusha; Tiflis
Russian soldiers killed by Azerbaijani nationalists  
March 30-April 2
Azeris and other Muslim civilians were killed by members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. 
Armenians killed by the Army of Islam;  victims include small children, and many robberies and rapes took place during the massacre 
Armenians killed by armed ethnic Azeri and Kurdish irregulars and Azerbaijani soldiers; many women and children were killed, bodies were dumped into water wells, and the villages of  Khaibalikend, Jamillu, Karkujahan and Pahliul were destroyed 
 -30,000  
Armenians killed by Azerbaijanis; many children were killed and many women were raped
1920 Ganja Revolt
Bolsheviks slaughtered civilians including women and children after the capture of rebel Ganja. Many women were raped and Koran were burnt. 
Nagorno-Karabakh War [ edit ]
The following is a list of
massacres and pogroms, which took place in the course of the Nagorno-Karabakh War between Armenians and Azerbaijanis.
February 27-March 1
Armenians killed by Azeris; 20 ambulances were destroyed, and reports detail widespread rape,  mutilation, robberies, and disembowling of fetuses  
Armenians killed by Azeris 
Armenians killed; many incidents of rape, robbery, and torture; 700 injured  
Peaceful protesters of the Azerbaijani national independence movement
Killed by Soviet troops; ambulance workers rushing to help the wounded and random by-passers, including women and children, among the dead
Malibeyli and Gushchular Massacre
Malibeyli, Ashaghi Gushchular, Yukhari Gushchular villages of Shusha Rayon
Azeris killed by Armenian irregular armed units
Capture of Garadaghly
Azeris killed by Armenian Troops
Azeris killed by Armenian Troops; many women and children among the dead
Armenians killed, many decapitated; bodies were buried in a mass grave outside the village
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