ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—On April 25, two Armenians were killed in attacks on the Armenian districts of Aleppo, which specifically targeted the Sulaymaniyah district. Avedis Torosian (b. 1966) and George Tashjian (b. 1982) were killed in a rocket attack by militant opposition groups; several others suffered injuries, reported Aleppo-based Kantsasar news. Many buildings, including homes and stores, also suffered extensive damage, according to the report.
Kantsasar published an emergency notice online following the attacks, urging the people of Aleppo to limit travel within the city to emergency cases only and to use seek shelter in fortified and safe parts of their homes.
Less than two weeks ago, Aleppo’s Armenian-populated Nor Kyugh and Villaner districts were attacked by missiles on April 14, according to Kantsasar. The attacks reportedly came from militant opposition groups that broke the agreed-upon ceasefire early in the morning. Some civilians sustained injuries and many buildings suffered extensive damage, according to the report.
On April 8, Kantsasar 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