613 trees - for New Life and Peace in memory of 613 victims of Khojaly tragedy
On 27 February 2016 Scouts of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia and Syria have planted together 613 olive trees in memory of the 613 Azerbaijani victims of Khojaly tragedy. The planted area is an area soil of which was cleaned from oil pollution. Olive trees were selected as a symbol of eternal peace. Therefore Scouts from four different countries gathered together to create a small forest of peace and new life.
We want to live in peace and shall not forget the crimes against humanity. We shall not let the bloody pages of history to be repeated.
Armenian millitary forces killed 613 civilians during massacre in Khojaly on 26 February 1992. It was selective cleansing of ethnic azerbaijanis in Nagorno Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan.