Armenian Districts in Aleppo Hit in Latest Missile Attacks

Armenian Districts in Aleppo Hit in Latest Missile Attacks

A destroyed home in Aleppo (Photo: Kantsasar)

ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—Aleppo’s Armenian-populated Nor Kyugh and Villaner districts was attacked by missiles on April 14, according to a report by Aleppo-based Kantsasar news, which claimed the attack came from militant opposition groups breaking the ceasefire early in the morning. According to the report, some people sustained injuries and many buildings, including homes and stores, suffered extensive damage.

Over the last few days, Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood district has also been the target of missile attacks. Aleppo-based Perio News reported that at least one missile struck the vicinity of the Karen Jeppe Armenian School [Jemaran] of Aleppo, though no casualties were reported. Kantsasar also reported that Syrian Army Forces are making attempts to gain control of the targeted areas of the city.

Raffi Kazezian (Photo: Kantsasar)

These latest attacks came a day after Syria’s Parliamentary Elections, which the Armenian community actively participated in, according to Kantsasar.

A week ago, on April 8, Kantsasar also reported that Sbidag Azad Ghazarian, a Kamishli-Armenian serving in the Syrian Army was killed in action. Two days earlier, another ethnic-Armenian serviceman in the Syrian Armed Forces from Aleppo, Raffi Kazezian, was killed in action in Damascus.

Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West