ALEPPO (RFE/RL and Armenpress) — Four Armenian civilians have reportedly been killed and dozens of others wounded in Syria’s formerly largest city of Aleppo in continuing clashes between Syrian government troops and opposition forces.
Armed militants on Saturday, June 4 fired a rocket in the Suleymaniye district of Aleppo, Syria. An Armenian resident, Betty Nersesian was killed in the attack, Kantsasar newspaper said in a Facebook post.
The Nor Kyugh Armenian district of Aleppo was targeted on June 2. As a result, 34-year-old Katrin Khachoyan, 62-year-old Karapet Khachoyan and 33-year-old Nora Sargis were injured.
Four Syrian-Armenians were killed as armed militants once again bombarded the Armenian neighborhood of Aleppo, firing at least 40 rockets.
According to local Armenian activists, they died on Thursday, June 2, when an Armenian-populated government-controlled district of the war-ravaged city was shelled by insurgents. Three of the male victims were said to have been burned to death inside a small workshop that caught fire, while the fourth man was killed by a rocket moments later.
Zarmig Boghigian, the editor of the Aleppo-based Armenian magazine Kantsasar, said the shelling lasted for two hours, leaving several dozen other Syrian Armenians wounded.