Defense Leader of Armenians Killed in Aleppo

Raffi Bchakjian, leader of defense of Armenian neighborhoods in Aleppo, was killed from a rocket attack on June 10.
Raffi Bchakjian, leader of defense of Armenian neighborhoods in Aleppo, was killed from a rocket attack on June 10.

Raffi Bchakjian, leader of defense of Armenian neighborhoods in Aleppo, was killed from a rocket attack on June 10.

ALEPPO (Armenian Weekly)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau issued a statement mourning the loss of the leader of the defense of the Armenian neighborhoods of Aleppo, Unger Raffi Bchakjian, who was killed in a rocket attack on June 10, while on duty. Bchakjian was born in 1961.

In recent weeks, Aleppo’s Armenian-populated districts have been under attack. Several civilians have been reported killed between May 26 and June 10, including Maral Guligian, Vazken Jabaghchourian, Levon Kelkhacherian, Hovsep Janessian, Khatchig Aboulaboutian, and Betty Nersessian.

The attacks, which have reportedly come from militant opposition groups, have injured several civilians and destroyed many buildings, including homes and stores. 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 a rocket attack. As a result of the attack, the senior citizens of the center were relocated for the third time since 2012.

Below is the statement by the ARF Bureau.

“With great sorrow, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau mourns the loss of a dedicated ARF member and leader of the defense of the Armenian neighborhoods of Aleppo, unger Raffi Bchakjian, who was killed on June 10, while on duty.

ARF Bureau”

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

One Comment;

  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.
    http://asbarez.com/142979/three-armenian-churches-in-syria-destroyed-by-isis/
    http://asbarez.com/146893/armenian-church-in-sinjar-iraq-completely-destroyed/
    .
    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.
    http://asbarez.com/128206/turkish-dealers-help-isis-earn-1-mil-per-day/
    http://rt.com/news/197988-isis-us-weapons-video/
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/21/isis-video-america-s-air-dropped-weapons-now-in-our-hands.html
    .
    This recent attack was made possible by the weapons supplied by American to these terrorists.
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=aleppo&sa=X&biw=1280&bih=831&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwjl3v-ftvvMAhVLjpQKHdUXDcoQsAQILg
    .
    http://asbarez.com/121807/young-kessab-armenian-killed-by-rebels/
    http://asbarez.com/121007/reports-cite-80-dead-in-kessab-churches-desecrated/
    Russia’s foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front,
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-asks-russia-hit-nusra-front-syria-moscow-39591833
    .
    Americans/allies used to hate ALL terrorists. 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! Like 9/11!!) to punish ALL “terrorists”. Look at them now! In cahoots with Al-Qaeda!!
    .
    Turkey is America’s backside licker. What is Turkey going to learn from the American BAD EGGS?

*

Top