By Gohar Abrahamyan
YEREVAN (ArmeniaNow) — Ethnic Armenians who have fled Syria during the last two years of conflict and took refuge in Armenia consider that possible US strikes against the country will prove a futile effort to resolve the crisis, while only causing negative effects.
They acknowledge with regret, however, that Syria is getting continuously plagued by the civil war that has been going on in this Middle Eastern country for more than two years now with no end in sight.
The situation around Syria, where opposition forces are waging armed battles against government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, aggravated in the wake of the alleged use of chemical weapons on August 21. The United States claims to possess conclusive evidence that the Assad regime used sarin gas near Damascus on that day killing 1,429 civilians, including 426 children. Meanwhile, each side in the conflict in Syria blames its opponents for the attack.
Washington has threatened to punish Assad for the use of banned weapons, with a limited military operation and has increased its military presence around Syria in recent days.
While some major US allies in Europe, such as the UK, Germany and other NATO members, have not agreed yet to be part of the military campaign against Syria, others, such as France and Turkey, have supported an even more fierce response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.