ALEPPO (Armenian Weekly)—Aleppo’s Armenian-populated Nor Kyugh and Zvartnots districts were attacked by more than 30 missiles on June 2, killing several civilians—including four ethnic Armenians—according to a report by Aleppo-based Kantsasar news. The attack, which reportedly came from militant opposition groups, injured several others and destroyed many buildings, including homes and stores.
Vazken Jabaghchourian, Levon Kelkhacherian, Hovsep Janessian, and Khatchig Aboulaboutian are among those killed in the attack, according to Kantsasar. Their funeral was held at St. Astvatsatsin Church in Aleppo on June 3.
On May 26-27, the Vergine Gulbenkian birthing center-hospital, which had served as a senior citizen’s home during the war, was extensively damaged in another rocket attack that killed Maral Guligian, a center employee. Der Zareh Shakarian, Jack Hadad, and one other employee suffered minor injuries in the attack, reported Kantsasar.
As a result of the attack, the senior citizens of the center were relocated for the third time since 2012, reported Kantsasar.
In addition to the shelling Aleppo has endured in the past days, Nor Kyugh’s Armenian Holy Trinity (Zvartnots) Church has been seriously damaged. Almost all auditoriums of the college next to the church are half-destroyed, Kantsasar newspaper informs on its Facebook page.
Serious damage has been caused to the Aghajanian hall of the Church where all windows have been broken.