^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. ISBN1-85043-635-5. 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.