Armenian Weekly – A stray bullet has killed 16-year-old Syrian-Armenian Krikor Minasian in Aleppo on the night of July 15. Aleppo-based Armenian news outlet Kantsasar news reported that celebratory gunfire as a result of the attempted military coup in Turkey may have been the cause of the stray bullet, which fatally injured Minasian.
Minasian was laid to rest the following day, on July 16, after a funeral service in the Surp Asdvadzadzin (St. Mary) Armenian Apostolic Church in Aleppo.
Less than a week earlier, Panos Aghazarian (b. 1994), an ethnic Armenian member of the Syrian Armed Forces, was killed in military clashes in Aleppo on July 10. Two other Syrian-Armenians—Hripsimeh Chazarian and Sosi Ghazarian-Hekimian—were also injured on July 9, according to Kantsasar.