ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—Aleppo’s Armenian-populated Nor Kyugh and Villaner districts were attacked by missiles on April 14, according to a report by Aleppo-based Kantsasar news. The attack reportedly came from militant opposition groups that broke the ceasefire early in the morning. Some civilians sustained injuries and many buildings, including homes and stores, suffered extensive damage, according to the report.
Over the last few days, Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood district has also been the target of missile attacks. Aleppo-based Perio News reported that at least one missile struck the vicinity of the Karen Jeppe Armenian School (Jemaran) of Aleppo, though no casualties were reported. Kantsasar also reported that Syrian Army Forces are making attempts to gain control of the targeted areas of the city.
These latest attacks came a day after Syria’s parliamentary elections, which the Armenian community actively participated in, were held, according to Kantsasar.
A week ago, on April 8, Kantsasar also reported that Sbidag Azad Ghazarian, a Kamishli-Armenian serving in the Syrian Army, was killed in action. Two days earlier, another ethnic-Armenian serviceman in the Syrian Armed Forces from Aleppo, Raffi Kazezian, was killed in action in Damascus.