ALEPPO—After returning from Yerevan and en-route from the Aleppo Airport four Armenians were killed and 13 wounded on Wednesday when opponents of the current regime opened fire on the road from the airport to the city.
Spokesman for the Syrian-Armenian community Jirayr Reisian said the injured who sustained minor injuries have already been released from the hospital, while those with more serious injuries remain in hospitals throughout the city.
One of the victims, Arsen Bebidjian had picked up his relative Hratch Bebidjian from the airport when they were killed as a result of the gunfire. Harutiun Sulavian and Mesrop Adjemian were the other two fatal victims of the attack.
The Syrian-Armenian community continues to hold its own despite increased fighting that has spilled into the heavily Armenian-populated areas of Aleppo and Damscus.
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