Syrian-Armenian killed in latest Aleppo attack

Kamishli-born Syrian Armenian Viken Vosgerichian (b. 1983), was among those killed in Aleppo during a missile attack on Feb. 13, the Armenian Weekly reports, quoting Aleppo-based Kantsasar.

According to the report, the attack came from militant opposition groups. Perio News, another Aleppo-based news outlet, reported that the attack targeted the mostly-Christian populated districts of Suleymanieh, Nor Kyugh, and others.Syrian Armenian1

Several other individuals sustained injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals, while many buildings—including homes and stores—as well as several vehicles suffered extensive damages or were destroyed in the missile attack, according to Perio News.

The attack comes less than two weeks after Aleppo’s Armenian-populated Nor Kyugh district was attacked by missiles on Feb. 3, according to a report by Perio News. One of the missiles in the Feb. 3 attack hit an area between the St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church and the Sahagian Armenian School of Aleppo, while another landed near an Armenian nursing home. According to the Perio News report, while some people sustained injuries, there were no casualties in that attack.

Just over two weeks before that attack, on the morning of Jan. 17, the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church in Aleppo’s Munshieh district was severely damaged after militant groups launched a missile attack on several Aleppo neighborhoods, including Munshieh, Azizieh, and Saad Jabri. According to Kantsasar, the church was hit a few hours after Sunday Mass.

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