Armenians Killed in Aleppo Shelling Attacks

The aftermath of rocket attack in Aleppo on June 2 (Photo: Kantsasar)
The aftermath of rocket attack in Aleppo on June 2 (Photo: Kantsasar)

The aftermath of rocket attack in Aleppo on June 2 (Photo: Kantsasar)

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.


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  1. zarkim said:

    Americans/allies including NATO and Israel encouraged/funded and armed all Turkish terrorists to commit crimes against humanity. These hyenas are still sheltered in Turkey and the whole world is turning a blind eye to their existence.
    All those responsible, including the American Administration for encouraging these Turkish controlled terrorists harm innocent civilians must be held accountable.
    Americans funded, armed and encouraged Turkey to allow these terrorists to get stronger, enter Syria/Iraq and kill/kidnap innocent civilians. Most of these terrorists’ weapons were supplies by US Administration and allies. Aiding and abetting (Accessory): Americans have helped (And still do) Turkey Loot Iraq/Syira including stealing oil.
    This recent attack was made possible by the weapons supplied by American to these terrorists.