Maraga / Şıxarx
|Elevation||315 m (1,033 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (AZT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+5 (AZT)|
Maraga (Azerbaijani: Marağa, or Maragha, or Azerbaijani: Şıxarx, or Armenian: Մարաղա), also known as Leninavan is a village in the Tartar Rayon of Azerbaijan. On April 10, 1992, during the Nagorno-Karabakh war, Maraga was the scene of a massacre of ethnic Armenians by Azerbaijani forces, as retaliation for the Khojaly Massacre committed by Armenian forces less than two months earlier. The village is now abandoned and mostly destroyed.
- De Waal, Thomas. Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War. New York: New York University Press, 2003, p. 176.
- Melkonian, Markar (2005). My Brother’s Road: An American’s Fateful Journey to Armenia. I.B.Tauris. pp. 213–214. ISBN 1-85043-635-5.
Khojalu had been a strategic goal, but it had also been an act of revenge. Monte knew that enemy fighters would retaliate in kind, and sure enough, when Azeri forces overran the Armenian village of Maragha the next month, they slashed and burned Armenian captives.
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