Armenian Joint Body Formed in Iraq

IRAQ (Yerkir)–It was reported to Yerkir on Wednesday–March 26–that a joint body including representatives of various Armenian organizations was founded in Iraq in order to deal with the problems of the Armenian community there. This joint body will operate under the auspices of the National Authority of Iraqi Armenia’s.

Despite the heavy bombings of the Iraqi capital and other cities–Armenia’s in Baghdad–Kirkuk–Basra and Mosul report no casualties. Spokeswoman of the Armenian foreign ministry Dziunik Aghajanian confirmed this statistic–adding that the number of Iraqi Armenia’s fleeing for other countries is insignificant. Aghajanian said some Armenian families may have found refuge in neighboring Jordan. The Armenian ambassador to Jordan–seated in Syria–was told to go to Amman to clarify the situation.

The Armenian community in Iraq is functioning normally except for Armenian schools have been temporarily closed since the beginning of the war for security reasons.

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