A new explosion hit Armenian district of Nor Gyugh in Syria’s Aleppo Monday, Oct 1.
According to Kantsasar newspaper’s Facebook post, in the afternoon, terrorists dropped a barrel bomb near Zavarian Armenian gymnasium, killing a teenage Arab and leaving 2 Armenians injured. The latters’ condition is now stable, the source says.
Nor Gyugh ofter targeted by terrorists, has suffered significant damage. 3 Armenians were killed and several injured during the August 9 shelling.
In June, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (ANC Europe) published an open letter, along with a letter addressed to the European Union’s foreign affairs representative, urging for action to be taken to stop the wholesale destruction taking place in the Armenian neighborhood of Nor Gyugh in Aleppo.
Earlier, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) launched a #Save Aleppo campaign calling President Obama to stop anti-Armenian attacks in Syria. The campaign aims to urge President Obama to stop the rebel bombing of innocent Christians and all civilians in Aleppo, press Turkey to allow the free flow of Euphrates waters to Syria, answer the ANCA’s concerns regarding Turkey’s role in the forced depopulation of the historically Armenian populated city of Kessab.
The 3-year civil war in Syria took the lives of over 170,000 and displaces around 9 million. Before the war, Syria was home to aound 80,000 Armenians. At present, 10,000 left for Armenia and 5,000 for Lebanon.