Life in Kessab, the last Armenian village in Syria at the Syrian-Turkish border, resumed its usual course. Chant Lntsian Kessab the head of the team that participated in Yerevan the 6th pan-Armenian Games gave some information on the current situation in Kessab. Last year, facing an Islamist attack from Turkey, the village had been evacuated by its inhabitants. “More than 90% of the population has returned. Kessab back to life, people are renovating their homes. For the most part, these are farmers, “said Chant Lntsian. New Armenian families from Aleppo would also installed Kessab in the last month. “Right now we feel safe, even if we are not sure we go again,” he said. Due to the war situation in Syria, the Armenian delegation Kessab had many difficulties to come to Yerevan for pan-Armenian Games. “Coming to Armenia, for us it is the realization of our dream. Especially as our team won two bronze medals, “said Chant Lntsian. The delegation of Kessab in Yerevan was strong of 17 members.
Krikor Amirzayan (Գրիգոր Ամիրզայեան)