Bombing of Aleppo Intensifies

A building destroyed by bombing in Aleppo on Thursday

ALEPPO, Syria–Bombing of the predominantly Armenian neighborhood of Nor Kiugh intensified on Saturday, with local residents reporting that new types of explosives were being used that cause wide-spread destruction, with flames spreading through several buildings.

Jirair Reyisian the spokesperson of the Armenian Prelacy is Aleppo told Asbarez during a phone interview on Saturday that the type of rockets and weapons being used were never before seen, suspecting that the extremists were using home-made explosives whose range and fire power were more severe than other experienced by the resident, who have been living under attack for several years.

Reyisian said that after hitting a target, the explosives then spread to other nearby buildings, with fire officials having a hard time containing the fires raging from the attacks.

The bombings during the past couple of weeks have left residents with no electricity and running water, forcing residents to flee to shelter set up at community centers.

The latest round of bombings are significant, according to Reyisian, because of the type of bombs and artillery being used, Some in the area are suspecting that the new artillery might be chemical in nature, but there has been no official confirmation.

Militants with direct links to al Qaeda extremists, with the backing of Turkey, have been targeting Nor Kiugh intermittently since June, 2014, with these latest attacks being the worst yet.

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  1. zarkim said:

    Americans/allies funded, trained and armed Terrorists and encouraged Turkey to breed ISIS. Today, ISIS has mosques and actively trains terrorists in Turkey and enters Iraq/Syria unopposed.
    Americans/allies used to hate ALL terrorists only few years ago. Mr Obama use to threaten to hunt down ALL terrorists and punish them. Americans used to look for any EXCUSE (even if they had to FABRICATE one!) to punish ALL terrorists.
    Americans, NATO, allies including Israel are all guilty of supporting these flesh eating terrorists who are sheltered and supported by Turkey.
    Americans should admit that their policy against Syria was a mistake and their arming of terrorist is and was a bigger mistake. So, what is the difference between Americans and ISIS?
    Kurdish people and all other groups who have been hurt by these animals should blame the Americans for their cowardly act of stirring things up and then running away.
    Americans are behind all these atrocities. Turkey is just a puppet. All Turkish street animals have joined ISIS.
    Syria has been a SHELTER to millions of ETHNIC minorities for centuries. Why does anyone want to destroy it? Learn from Syria about MULTICULTURALISM. Syria should be congratulated. Even ISRAELIS used Syria as a safe-heaven. Look at the way THEY show their appreciation. Look what they have done to Aleppo?

  2. edward demian said:

    And Armenia gives a major speech at the UN about the now dead Agreement with Turkey, and but a scant mention as to the ongoing targeted genocide continuing against the Christian minorities in Syria.. Are they being punished because they initially supported Assad? Because apparently they were right to do so, considering the Islamic State threat. The middle East has been kept simmering instead of boiling, by its minorities. Our great grand parents, and the politicians of their day, knew to support these minorities economically, militarily, culturally, and so they had far more influence than their numbers. They kept the crazies in check. We have lost that common sense. We now support those that will seek to destroy us in the future. Its time to get off Iran’s back and let Iran deal with Turkey. A secure Iran won’t need an Atomic anything. Turkey is too Islamic, too expansionist, too oppressive, too genocydal and too big. Its time to act on the original treaties of the first World War, because exactly where we deviated from those agreements, is where the world hot spots are. Kurdistan, Wilsonian Armenia, Iraq, Moldova, Transnistria, Bukovina, etc. etc. etc. Turkey is too big for its own good. A broken up Turkey into small ethnic based countries would be far more beneficial to Peace in the Middle East.

  3. Arius said:

    The US, in its insane war on the Syrian government, is supporting directly and indirectly the immense suffering of our people in the Middle East. Pepe Escobar is right, the US is the Empire of Chaos.

    I am an Armenian born and raised in the US that can no longer swear allegiance to the US as I did in Cold War I. Now the US is on the wrong side of the curtain, and I am on the other side with the East.

    • Hratch said:

      Don’t even be on the East side. No side will work well for you. It is easy to see the world in terms of good and bad guys, but the reality is that everybody is good and everybody is evil. It’s just that we are too naive to realize this. For the rest of the world, it’s just a perspective thing.

      The only side you should be on is on your own side… know, the side that is suppose to advance its own national interests, but even there, it’s hard to swear allegiance when your own side is working diligently to plunder and destroy their own county. You know, natural selection is a very powerful force in this universe!