ALEPPO—A bomb attack led by Syrian rebels killed three members of the Armenian community in Aleppo on October 5, Kasbar Shatoyan, born 1986, Movses Movsesian, born 1987, and Hagop Apraham Challakian, 1959.
According to Aleppo-based news outlet Kantsasar, the attack took place in the Armenian-populated district of Aleppo, Nor Kyugh.
Challakian was among the injured from the attack, but later succumbed to his severe injuries after being taken to the hospital. Varoujan Donbedian and Shahe Panoian are reported to have minor injuries.
This attack comes less than a week after five Syrian-Armenians were killed in a rocket attack in the Villaner district of Aleppo. The victims were Dzila Jabaghchourian, Arman Hindoyan, Hasmig Giragossian-Berejiklian, Mirelle Hindoyan and Pierre Hariro.
On September 28, Sevan Haddad, born 1969, was killed during a shelling attack in the Sulaymaniyah district of Aleppo.
The Armenian Relief Society’s Syrian-Armenian Relief programs appeal to the community to contribute to keep the momentum of emergency relief efforts to the Syrian-Armenian community.
The Syrian Armenian Relief Fund, based in Los Angeles, is holding a gathering at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church in Burbank, California on October 10 to inform the community of the current situation in Syria, pray for the victims and to protest the continued violence against innocent civilians.