Aghdam – Armenian Devastation At Its Worst
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Aghdam – Armenian Devastation At Its Worst

New photographs of liberated Aghdam, captured by Seymour Kazimov, have been released to ‘Azerbaijan in Focus’ of ‘Ghost Town’ (posted on PressKlub) showing the extent of the vandalism wreaked by the Armenian occupiers over 27 years.

Ghost town … Hiroshima of Azerbaijan … Agdam, manually destroyed by Armenia, reminds Japan of the atomic bomb.

The photographs exemplify the hatred and spite of the occupying Armenian forces and population, showing roads of destroyed houses – which it compares to the devastation of Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War. They show ruined libraries, theatres, public buildings and the FK Garabag football stadium. The famous Aghdam Mosque had been used as a barn for farm animals.

Is it familiar?

The photos also show the Alley of Martyrs from the first Armenian–Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, including the hastily reconstructed grave of of Allahverdi Bagirov, Coach of the FK Garabag football team, who lost his life to an Armenian landmine in 1992. Other cemeteries were desecrated.

This was the Alley of Martyrs. The graves have been destroyed and dug. Allahverdi Bagirov’s grave has been rebuilt by his children.