27 Years Without Aghdam
Aghdam region was occupied by Armenian armed forces on July 23, 1993. As a result of the occupation, 1,154 square kilometers of the Aghdam region came under the control of Armenia. Historical monuments, cemeteries, residential buildings, hospitals, libraries, schools, offices and enterprises were destroyed in the occupied territories of Aghdam. The Azerbaijani side killed more than 6,000 people in the battles for Agdam. Most of the displaced people are scattered in different parts of the country. At present, Armenia continues to plunder Azerbaijan's cultural heritage in gross violation of the provisions of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Military Conflict and the Paris Convention for the Illicit Traffic in Cultural Property.
Before the occupation, 1898 socio-economic construction facilities, 17 industrial, 31 construction, 753 trade, 397 public catering, 220 household enterprises, 480 social buildings, 24 thousand 446 residential buildings, as well as 54 preschool children, 116 secondary schools, several universities were established in Agdam. There were school branches, 13 houses of culture, museums, 109 cultural clubs. According to estimates, the occupation of the Aghdam region caused material damage to the country in the amount of 252 million US dollars.