One Armenian Dead, Several Injured During Damascus Attack

Smoke rises above Damascus after attacks

DAMASCUS—An Armenian student died and several other Armenians were injured on Tuesday after two rockets fell on the Paros School, which is adjacent to the Armenian Catholic Church there.

Sources on the ground reported that the injured were transported to the nearby French Hospital. The rocket attacks rocked the relative calm in the neighborhood and caused serious financial damage to the school and the surrounding properties.

According to the Aleppo-based Gandazasar weekly reporter Mosik Injejijkian, Paros students Nareg Marashlian and Hagop Khederlarian were among the injured. Paros teachers Silva Louledjian and Francois Deshoghlian were also among the wounded, while Rouba Arisian, who was visiting the school at the time of the attacks also sustained injuries.

The official Syrian news agency, SANA, reported that as a result of rocket fire on Christian neighborhoods in Damascus, 41 people were injured.

Assistance to Kessab Armenians
The Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilician received $100,000 from a fund established last year by the Bishops’ Synod to be used to assist the Kessab Armenians, who fled their hometown for Latakia after Al Qaeda forces, aided by Turkey, attacked the Armenian-populated town.

The Cilician Catholicosate’s communication director, Rev. Vahram Melikian posted about the funds transfer on his Facebook page.

On Sunday, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund announced that $63,060 was transferred by the Armenian Embassy in Syrian to the Armenian Church in Latakia.


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  1. Sarkis said:

    Such a tragic waste of Armenian lives. Unnecessary death and carnage unleashed on the peaceful community in Syria by the war criminals pursuing wold conquest without any regard for the lives, property and personal dignity of millions of civilians they know will destroy in order to satisfy their imperialist blood lust. As the west continues losing its campaign of aggression in Syria, expect more casualties, including innocent Armenians, to pile up.

    Instead of wasting our effort and money trying to get the US and the EU to “recognize” the Armenian Genocide, we Armenians need to develop some self-respect and backbones and hold the west GUILTY for the deaths of all these Armenians in Syria. The same senators and congressmen who throw lip service to Genocide recognition are the leading voices calling for war against Syria. Schiff, Melendez, and formerly Samantha Power and John Kerry being among the most recognizable names.

    I hope that the Russian-backed Syrian Army and Syrian government are able to quickly route out and exterminate the Turkish and NATO terrorist scum who are responsible for the ongoing massacres of Armenians and other civilians in Syria.