March 25, 2014

Armenian Catholic Church in Aleppo Bombed

Armenian Catholic Church in Aleppo Bombed -

The Holy Trinity (Zvartnots) Armenian Catholic Church in Aleppo

ALEPPO—Beginning at 4:30 p.m. local time on Monday, rockets rained on the Nor Kyugh region of Aleppo damaging the Holy Trinity, also known as Zvartnots, Armenian Catholic Church, destroying its dome.

The attacks also caused damage to residential buildings and homes around the church.

A young man and woman, a mother and a child were injured. No fatalities have been confirmed.

One of the rockets fell on a house owned by an Armenia family, causing a massive fire. Armenian volunteer units rushed to scene and tried containing the fire, before fire fighters arrived.

This latest round of attacks has caused considerable damage, not to mention the toll it has taken on the residents’ psychological condition.

This attack came days after armed gunmen with links to Al-Qaeda stormed the Armenian-populated town of Kessab from the Turkish border, forcing the evacuation of more than 600 families to nearby Latakia.

         
       Kantsasar Weekly  Diario Armenia