Armenian Cemetery Liberated in Deir Ezzor

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The Syrian Armed Forces liberated the Armenian cemetery in Deir Ezzor (Source: Al-Masdar News)

The Syrian Armed Forces liberated the Armenian cemetery in Deir Ezzor (Source: Al-Masdar News)

DEIR EZZOR (Al-Masdar News)—The Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the Republican Guard imposed full control over the Armenian Cemetery of Deir Ezzor after a violent battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) on Sunday.

The Syrian Armed Forces were able to liberate this site in western Deir Ezzor after repelling the Islamic State’s offensive at the Panorama Checkpoint. As a result of ISIS’ offensive at the Panorama Checkpoint, the Syrian Army took the opportunity to strike back and recapture the Armenian Cemetery.

In 2014, ISIS destroyed the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor where thousands of Armenians from Syria would gather every year on April 24 to commemorate the genocide.

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  1. Dr. Hermon Mihranian said:

    My thanks to the Syrian army. I hope soon with the help of Russia ISIS will finally loose grounds.

  2. Armen Armenian said:

    How did they even secure that place? If 1.5 million genocide victims are buried there that place should be 10 times the size of Times Square. It’d take a whole army to secure that place

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