ALEPPO—A rocket fired by militant groups in Aleppo exploded next to the Armenian St. Asdvadzadzin Church, destroying one of the nearby houses, reported Kantsasar newspaper.
According to the report, the church and the adjacent Gertasirats S. Chemberjian High School have not been damaged in the attack, with only a few shattered glasses.
St. Asdvadzadzin is the only Armenian Church in Aleppo that has not been affected.
In 2012, St. Kevork Church was set ablaze in Aleppo’s Nor Kyugh neighborhood. Militant shelling has also damaged the Armenian Catholic Church Holy Trinity Church, also known as Zvartnots, destroying its dome and injuring four. In early 2016, the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church in Aleppo’s Munshieh district also suffered many damages as a result of militant shelling.