DEIR-EZ-ZOR, Syria—An ethnic Armenian soldier has been killed in military operations in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor city.
According to the Aleppo-based Armenian weekly Gandzasar, the new victim has been identified as Hakob Saba, 21. He was conscripted from Aleppo.
The situation in Syria’s economic capital has been tense in the past days. An Armenian Catholic prelacy and church came under fire recently.
Over 100 Armenians have been killed since the eruption of the war in the country. Many among them were reported to be conscripts.