Armenian Soldier Killed in Syria


20-year-old Levon Kuyoumjian

ALLEPPO (Yerkir Media)—Another Armenian soldier has fallen victim to the unrest in Syria. Levon Kuyoumjian, 20, was killed in clashes on the Syrian-Turkish border at the at Bab al-Hawa checkpoint.

Earlier this month an Armenian church and school, operating under the auspices of the Prelacy of Syria, were attacked in the Syrian city of Homs by members of the Syrian opposition.

The school and the school, which are located in Hamidia district, mainly populated by Arab Christians will be used by them as a hospital and convalescence center.

In March, an Armenian woman, Araxie Bedrosian was one of the victims when 200 kilograms of explosives were placed in a car in the Sulaymaniyeh neighborhood in Aleppo, near a Latin church and two primary schools. It is in an area heavily populated by Christians, including many Armenians.

on February 10, two suicide car bombs targeting Syrian regional military and security headquarters shook Aleppo, claiming 28 victims, among them army soldier Viken Hairabedian.

The situation is Syria is still tense. UN and Arab League Envoy Kofi Annan stated after his meeting with Bashar al-Assad in Syria that the conflict has reached a “tripping point.” In his interview to journalists Annan said his peace plan was not being implemented “as it must be”.

The latest skirmishes in the city of Houla, near Homs, claimed 108 lives.

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for “Armenian Soldier Killed in Syria”

  1. maha elmasri says:

    A massacre is not a skirimish. Can you prove the opposition killed your boy? either he is a Syrian or he is not and many Syrians are dying unnecessarily because of this evil regime. This kind of journalism leaves much to be desired.

    • ashot says:

      armenians and shia muslims never had an issue. in fact we have fought and died together in wars..its you god dam sunni muslims..think about it turkey..Sunni muslim…i dont get why you Sunnis are so hateful towards the people of Jesus Christ. That is why he forsakes you..and your babys all die….

    • Christo says:

      How evil is this regime? Why don’t you worry about ur Egypt and keep your house in order or maybe you should go back to “Arabia” before you conquered and destroyed Egypt.

    • Avery says:

      He is a Syrian citizen of Armenian descent: enough said.
      Many Syrian citizens of Armenian descent have served their country.
      Some at very high levels: look up General KARAMANOUKIAN.

      And no we can’t prove the opposition killed Levon Kuyoumjian ?
      Maybe you can tell us: who else is attacking and killing Syrian government soldiers ?
      Martians ?

      And not many people were dying “because of this evil regime” before foreign interests started causing havoc. How many thousands of been killed so far ? Who started the violence ?
      And why did you guys attack an Armenian church and school ? Because your Turkish masters told you to ? (yeah, Turks admitted that they have been arming and training the so-called Syrian opposition).

      Why don’t you guys ever mention the several terrorist bombings carried out by your buddies ?
      How many hundreds of innocent people were murdered by these terrorist bombings ?
      Or maybe that was the fault of the “evil regime” also ?

      Very convenient: blame everything on the Syrian government. They commit massacres; they kill their own soldiers; they carry out terrorist bombings.

      Why is it that none of these things were happening before ?
      So-called opposition decided to overthrow Assad with outside help, and suddenly everything is Assad’s fault.

    • hayrenaser says:

      what is the point you are trying to make???
      why are you questioning his identity???
      he is a syrian (shocking isn’t it, a non arab syrian, [which is also true for the majority of the syrians who wrongly identify themselves as arabs instead of as arabized, you don't believe me just look in the mirror, do you look anything like the people in the arabaian peninsula, the real semitic arabs/jews???] … this precious martyr happened to be from the christian persuasion, who died while serving the coutry he was born in, therefore his own, what difference does it make who killed him, one countryman killed another countryman over a difference of opinion, and whether the regime is evil or not, what is the present day dependable alternative that an unarmed minority can support knowing that they are really sitting ducks???
      before you rush to make unnecessary judgments, why don’t you gather all the facts and look at the problem from a much, much wider perspective

    • Tsoler says:

      Why do you think he died.
      I will tell you why. Because he is real Syrian and he loves the president Bashar Alassad, and he was defending Syria by not letting those terrorist to get in Syria. You willask me how i know this well i know because my relative is in the millitry and that is how i know

  2. John says:

    This entire uprising is the work of the Muslim Brotherhood and those supporting them are the West and Israel. This is a fatal mistake. Former Israeli spy , Victor Ostrovsky discusses how the Israelis used divide and conquer tactics to divide Arabs by pitting Sunni against Shite. This is what is happening in Syria. This is what happened in Iraq and in Lebanon. Homs ,Houla and Hama and all other cities involved in the fighting are near the Turkish, Jordanian or Lebanese border where these Sunni terrorists can cross over and kill people. The Houla Massacre has the trade mark signs of the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood dres in military uniforms and are active in Iraq and had death squads executing civilians as a method of terrorizing them. It is sad that Barak Hussein Obama met with the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House. Didn’t Washington learn from it’s mistakes of supporting the Muslim extremists and 9/11.By the way, Al Quaida is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  3. Peter says:

    Syria needs to build a wall at it’s border with Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. You can clearly see that all the problems are occurring in Syrian cities that are close to the border and what is where the Islamist terrorists are entering Syria from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey and committing their acts of terrorism. A wall is the only way to keep out these terrorists.The terrorists kill civilians and the Syrian Army attacks back and innocent civillians get killed. It is well known that Jordan and the Lebanese phalangists were behind the 1982 Syrian uprisings.

    • Christo says:

      WHAT! Lebanese phalangists, what are you re writing history? You must be drinking too much Kool Aid. You should be very careful with your comments.

  4. Jack says:

    Why don’t Armenians living in Arab countries just emigrate out to other places where they really belong. The only Armenian presence in the Middle East that is justifiable to protect and secure is Jerusalem for historical and religious reasons. Arab countries were helpful to refugee Armenians after the genocide, but times have changed, we already thanked those who have long passed. Now they are just Muslim extremists who hate Christians, they don’t care if you are Armenian in their eyes everyone is an infidel now. What are we protecting or gaining by staying with these people, and fighting in their army??

    • Christo says:

      What the F@@@ are you talking about. Much Christian blood has been spilled in the Near East, those lands are Christian lands. Armenians have been in Lebanon, Syria, jordan, Iraq, Palestine since King Dikran. Those lands are as much our lands as the native peoples. Many Arab Syrians in northern Syria are Armenians in origin that have converted to Islam. Many Maronites in Lebanon case in point President Franjieh, President Sarkis, President Lahoud, are Armenians. The solution is not to emigrate, the solution is to stay put and fight for what is yours. What makes you think that by coming to the states they are going to live here in peace, keep their identity for eternity?
      It disgusts me that individuals like yourself, want to take the best that those countries provided, and when your life is in danger, you are ready to abandon it and never look back.
      For someone who participated in the civil war in Lebanon, with the Phalangists and then the Lebanese Forces it was my duty and honor to serve with hundreds of Armenians and by our efforts we all secured the Christian population from being massacred. Many of those Armenians ended up fighting to liberate Artsakh.
      Like my grandfather told me, the turks have always told Europeans and the Americans, get these Armenians across the Atlantic as far away as you can from my borders.
      FYI, my uncle who was a general in the Syrian Army used to tell me, many of the soldiers stationed on the border with RoT, are Armenians and Kurds.
      It’s high time, we as Armenians should stop being afraid and emigrate, we need to stay our ground and fight for what we believe and demand to own.
      THOSE LANDS ARE OUR LANDS, WE HAVE SPILLED TOO MUCH BLOOD ON THOSE LANDS, AND AS THE MUSLIM BELIEF GOES, IF A MUSLIM BLOOD IS SPILLED ON ANY LAND THOSE LANDS ARE HOLY MULSIM LANDS. I SAY TO THEM, ANY ARMENIAN BLOOD THAT IS SPILLED ON ANY LAND, THOSE ARE HOLIER LANDS AND THEY ARE ARMENIAN LANDS.
      THE SYRIAN PEOPLE RESCUED AND PROTECTED THE SURVIVORS OF THE GENOCIDE INCLUDING MY GRANDPARENTS, THEREFORE, IF EVEN 1000 ARMENIANS DIE FOR SYRIA, THAT IS NOT ENOUGH TO EVEN COMPENSATE FOR THEIR GESTURE.
      JUST LIKE YOU ARE WILLING TO DIE FOR AMERICA, THEY ARE SYRIANS AND THEY SHOULD BE READY TO DIE FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
      There is nothing more beautiful that sacrificing your life for what you believe in especially for your country!!!!!!!!
      According to your opinion, Armenians should emigrate from Armenian because they are surrounded by Muslims! You are smoking too much Crack my friend!
      YOU’RE JUST A COWARD!
      COLLECTING DOLLARS IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IS NOT WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.
      YOU MUST SACRIFICE FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN (BE IT IN WHATEVER) OTHERWISE, YOU HAVEN’T CONTRIBUTED TO THE WELL BEING OF THIS PLANET.
      BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OTHERWISE IT’S GOING TO BE TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU, BY THUGS AND CRIMINALS.

      • Christo says:

        I apologize for the typos

        • Jack says:

          You should really be apologizing for saying things like I smoke crack, that I am a coward and greedy when you don’t know who I am or anything about me. I don’t care about your typos.

          We’re not living in ancient times. If you believe these Arab countries are Armenian or Christian lands, you must be delusional. Go tell your Arab friends that and see what happens. I’m not going to respond to everything you said, as I don’t have time. But basically, my point was that, in present times I don’t see what Armenians have to gain by supporting Arab countries and even dying for them when they are culturally irrelevant and oppressed in those countries.

          • Christo says:

            culturally irrelevant and oppressed. Guy, they fluently speak, read, write at least 3 languages, and culturally they are more intune than cooking shish kebab once a year. You must be abusing bath salts.

    • Christo says:

      THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION IN SYRIA IS ABOUT AND OIL PIPELINE FROM QATAR TO TRANSIT TO SYRIA, AND EXXON MOBIL IS NOT WILLING TO COMPENSATE THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT FAIRLY. THEREFORE, CLINTON IS WILLING TO DESTROY SYRIA IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OIL FOR EUROPE.
      SYRIA IS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS NATIONS OF ARAB NATIONALISM, EGYPT WAS TOPPLED BY THE HELP OF turkey, NOW THE turks WANT TO INSTALL A SUNNI LEADERSHIP IN ORDER TO DICTATE TO ALL THE ARABS ” SECULAR ISLAM” RULED BY THE LEADERSHIP IN turkey, with the blessing of the state department and the king of KSA and the idiot in Qatar.

    • GB says:

      Since the fall of late Shah of Iran until today Middle Eastern nations going backwards into their Islamic routs..and I don’t think it is a great place for Armenians live in those countries!!Except Israel the rest are not democratic and they won’t be in the future either…Armenians have been forced to live in those countries due to Turkish genocidal campaign against Armenian Nation..it is time for Armenians to emmigrate back to their ancestral land Armenia.

    • Nazih says:

      They already are, and will be following you all the way to Western countries, and upon gaining critical mass they will impose Sharia law and islamic customs. Don’t you listen to the news? A suicide bomber killed scores of Christians in a church in Nigeria yesterday. Naive liberal mentality will cause the demise of Christianity. The solution: Stop Muslim aggression against Christians in the Middle East, the cradle of Christianity and stop Muslim emigation to Christian countries.

    • Shant says:

      Get back in your box Jack! Be proud of your Armenian culture and Make some shish-kebob.

  5. Harout says:

    Im getting sick and tired of these sunni terrorists, i hope this 20 year old killed some of these maggots before he died, Rest in peace Levon. :-(

  6. Tsoler says:

    We as Armenian Syrians are horrified by what happening to this amazing country, those terorist who call their self freedom army are destroying Syria, we were living in free will
    we want president Bashar Al Assad and we feel sory not only for the Armenian who are being killed bzt every soldier and every Syrian
    God bless Syria and our beloved president

  7. Christo says:

    AL SHAHEED LEVON, Asdvadz hokit lousavore. You didn’t die in vain!

  8. Peter says:

    This entire Arab Spring was a covert campaign designed by the Clinton administration but was never put into practice because of the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. You can read about this if you do an internet search for the term” The New Middle East” which is a plan to cause civil wars in Arab countries along religious and sectarian lines and lead to the breakup of Syria into smaller countries such as existed during French colonial rule such as an Alawite republic of Syria and a Sunni Republic of Syria and other similar things. The West tried to divide and conquer Lebanon but were unsuccessful. They tried it in Iraq and I suspect that Iraqi Kurdistan will eventually separate from the rest of Iraq. Hopefully this will lead to an uprising among Turkish Kurds.

  9. Peter says:

    An excellent article on the “New Middle east ” plot can be found on this website http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=3882.html.

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