Four victims in one week: Recent reports from Syrian Armenian community not encouraging





The recent reports from the Armenian community of Syria are not encouraging, Armenian Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan said at the National Assembly today.

“Unfortunately, we are not expecting good news from Syria,” she said.

She noted that the Armenian-populated Nor Gyugh neighborhood of Aleppo has become a target of heavy attacks after the recent developments.

“We have had four victims in the past week – mother and son, an elderly woman and a 14-yer-old teenager,” Hakobyan said. She assured, however, that the Armenian ambulance, all Armenian religious and diplomatic structures are actively working in Syria.

According to the Minister, there are still 15 Armenian schools functioning in the country.

Hakobyan said most Syrian Armenian refugees prefer European countries and added that Armenia has sheltered about 2.5 thousand migrants since summer.

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