Yerevan Condemns Aleppo Attacks

The entrance of Aleppo's Sahakian Elementary School, founded in 1927 through a donation from the Armenian Diasporan communities of India and Brazil


YEREVAN—The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the recent attacks on Aleppo.

“We strongly condemn the bombardment of Aleppo, especially of its Armenian-populated district of Nor Kiugh, over the last days, which has caused the loss of lives and immense destruction,” Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan said on Thursday.

“We are convinced that the most important factor for progress in the resolution of the Syrian crisis is immediate cessation of violence,” he added.

Beginning on Saturday, rocket fire rained on various parts of Aleppo causing heavy damage and leaving many casualties.

According to Aleppo-based Armenian news agency Peria News, the focus of the attacks on Saturday were on the Nor Kiugh neighborhood of Aleppo

Attacks continued in and around Aleppo, centering on Nor Kiugh, where rocket fire, coupled with explosions from improvised explosive devices (IED) caused havoc in the city.

The rocket fire attacks by rebel forces continued well into Wednesday, causing severe structural damage, including to Armenian churches, schools, residences, and businesses.

Armenian community institutions in Nor Kiugh have sustained heavy damages, among them the Karen Jeppe Armenian High School, the Zavarian and Sahakian elementary schools, as well as the Zavarian and Sahakian kindergartens, the Armenian Catholic Holy Trinity and Zvartnots School, the Armenian Relief Society’s clinic and social service center, and residential building that are owned by the Prelacy.

Armenian-owned businesses and stores, as well as residences are either in complete or partial destruction, making life unbearable for the citizens of the town.

The Nor Kiugh neighborhood of Aleppo has been declared a “disaster zone” by the Syrian government.

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  1. Hratch said:

    No, we are convinced that the most important factor for progress in the resolution is to have the ROA plan, organize and execute an evacuation plan for the Armenian. Any self respecting country would have come to the aide of their people by now.

  2. zarkim said:

    Thanks to Mr Obama and his US administration and allies these flesh-eating animals are armed with deadly missiles and weapons. Turkey is only following suit and is very much involved.
    There are as many as 1,000 armed opposition groups in Syria, commanding an estimated 100,000 fighters. These terrorists are all anti American and Israeli groups of people who are now being paid by America and allies including Israel to kill each other and Christians. What a joke! This is what money does to people.
    All the atrocities committed by these terrorists are ignored and overlooked by the leaders of US and their allies who now are in cahoots with Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations hurting innocent people.
    Obama administration that hated terrorists only few years ago is now silent. These big heroes who would look for any excuse (Even if they had to invent one) to “punish terrorists” have changed their conviction.
    Mr Putin is happy to see this setting. It only proves (Right) what he had said at the beginning – Trying to discourage US to arm the terrorists. Mr Putin (The only winner!) has made a lot of dollars from Turkey and other countries out of this muddy situation.
    Turkey has paid its protection money to Putin! Or maybe this is what they think.

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