Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   18 November

Shootings and explosions can be heard in the Armenian districts of Aleppo: Reisian

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS. Although the situation in the central districts of Aleppo is calm, but shootings and explosions can be heard in the Armenian New Village district. The Press Secretary of the Armenian National Prelacy in Aleppo Jirayr Reisian informed "Armenpress" about this. In addition he said that there are snipers around the city as well.

Among other things Reisian stated that Armenian Armen Jukjukian returned home after the payment of the ransom. Armen Jukjukian was kidnapped a few days ago on the way from Qamishli to Aleppo.

As to the Armenians kidnapped in the road from Beirut to Aleppo Reisian said that they have no information about them and the situation is still uncertain. They spare no effort for their release.

Among other things Jirayr Reisian spoke about the situation in Northern regions of Syria and said that they are still endangered. The situation near Armenian populated Kessab is rather intense.

Syrian SANA agency states that dozens of people died and were injured because of the explosion in the Armenian populated district of Jaramana in Damascus in the morning on November 28. Among them there are women and children.

The majority of Jaramana population are Christians, including more than 400 Armenian families.

Member of "Emergency Unit of the Syrian-Armenians" Raffi Avetisyan informed the Armenian portal of the Middle East "Azat Hay" that in accordance with the present information the clashes in Syria lasting about 20 months caused the death of 40 Armenians and the injuries of 66 people of Armenian origin. There are also 7 kidnapped Armenians, and 2 missing servicemen. More than 200 houses have been damaged. 

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