2 ethnic Armenian servicemen killed in Syria

2 ethnic Armenian servicemen killed in Syria

PanARMENIAN.Net - 2 Armenians were killed and 1 injured in Syria on May 11.

Syrian army serviceman Hakob Grtanian was killed in a missile attack on Aleppo’s Armenian district of Nor Gyugh. Vardan Andreyan was killed in Kessab clashes, Saro Papuchian was injured, Perio News reported on its Facebook page.

Earlier, 2 Armenians died as Armenian districts of Aleppo were shelled, with a 7th grade student Khazhak Zhakomchnyan injured.

On April 29, Raffi Hekimyan died of a gunshot wound; a Syrian army solder Armenian Willian Makaryan, 25, was killed in action on April 30.

At least 150,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year-old civil war, a third of them civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Before the civil war, Syria was home to 80000 Armenians. At present, about 20000 left the country – mainly for Armenia, Lebanon and the U.S. About 100 Armenians died in Syria during 3 years of war.

Photo: AFP
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