A group of Damascus Armenians by a miracle escaped bomb blast
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 26, ARMENPRESS: A bomb fell at Santa Rita church located near ''Homenmen'' Hunchakyan club in Damascus Bab Tuma Christian district on February 24. Damascus based Armenian Nazaret Elmagyan told Armenpress, the incident left no victims. Fortunately Armenian church suffered no damages. The church hosted civil funeral ceremony of an old Armenian woman, reportedly number of Armenians were gathered there.
In the words of Elmagyan the fierce clashes were held in Abbasin Square adjacent districts during the night. Strong shelling was orchestrated in the nearby territories of Tropikana swimming pool, which was followed by clashes. The situation was relatively calm during February 26 morning.
According to UN data over 70 thousand people were killed during 23 months ongoing clashes. The number of killed Armenians exceeds 4 dozen.