ISIS Kills Armenian in Kobane

The last Armenian families living in Kobane fled the northern Syrian town after repeated attacks by ISIL (Photo: Hurriyet)
The last Armenian families living in Kobane fled the northern Syrian town after repeated attacks by ISIL (Photo: Hurriyet)

The last Armenian families living in Kobane fled the northern Syrian town after repeated attacks by ISIS (Photo: Hurriyet)

URFA (Hurriyet Daily News)—The last Armenian families living in Kobane fled the northern Syrian town after repeated attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). One of the family members, Hovsep Tomasyan, was killed in front of his 14-year-old son Aram, according to Hurriyet Daily News.

Four ISIS members wearing Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG) uniforms shot the 45-year-old father on the morning of June 24, according to Aram. “My father was bleeding from his heart when he fell on the ground. Despite this he still raised his hand and said, ‘Son, run, they are ISIS.’ I ran. If I hadn’t run, I would have been shot too,” he explained to reporter Idris Emen.

Emen also spoke to family member Agop Tomasyan in Urfa. Agop fled Kobane for Turkey about nine months ago when ISIS first launched an attack. According to the report, Tomasyan belongs to one of the three Armenian families in the Suruc refugee camp. “We understood that it was time for us to go. We decided to come to Turkey after a discussion between the last Armenians left. Eventually we came to Suruc,” Agop was quoted as saying.

According to him, Armenian families currently live at the Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) refugee camp in the Suruc district of Sanliurfa province. “One family settled in Sanliurfa, another in Hatay, and another in Aleppo. Two of the families who had passports went to Armenia. The remaining three families were placed in refugee camps in Suruc,” said Tomasyan, whose ancestors fled to Kobane during the Armenian Genocide.

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8 Comments

  1. Sergik said:

    Why the goverment of Armenia is not getting all those Armenian refugees into Armenia? Am I missing something here?

    • State-Of-Emergency said:

      They don’t want to disturbed the the population ratio of native vs diaspora.

  2. ara said:

    ISIS- u r the schum bucvket of the earth- we will meet u anywhere and give u a lesson in life and u will live no more-u r cowards, smelly and dirt- may u rest in hell with the eternal flame of hell on ur brain and ugly body- we will find u and the turk in u will die

  3. Norin said:

    Maybe it’s time to think about settling in your homeland instead of gypsying around from Arab ghetto to ghetto and eventually assimilating into Arab culture. Armenians of the Middle East needed a wake up call from their slumber and ISIS have them a rude awakening, stop whining, you don’t belong in Muslim countries, especially when you have a country of your own. Armenians, stop looking for greener pastures abroad.

    • State-Of-Emergency said:

      Yes, immigrate to Armenian and adopted the Russian culture and mentality at the same time.

  4. Mkhitar Yepremyan said:

    Who created ISIS and who is arming them? You guessed it right!

  5. Aram said:

    Everyone who is killed by Isis, turkey, U.S. Allies and U.S. Are partly responsible since they support Isis directly and indirectly.

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