ALEPPO (Armenpress) — Clashes between the governmental forces and armed rebels escalated this week, resulting in the wounding of several Armenians, stated Press Secretary of the Armenian National Prelacy Jirair Reisian.
Reisian stated that the clashes were concentrated in the Sheikh Makhsood district, which neighbors several Armenian areas. The district is mostly populated by Kurds, along with a small number of Armenians. Most local Armenians have migrated to other regions for security reasons.
During a press conference, Reisian noted that the rebels tried to breach Armenian districts and a number of bombs exploded in these areas wounding Armenians. He stated that their injuries were not serious.
Reisian also noted that the city had been deprived of electricity for five days.