Armenia’s Independence Day event to be held in Aleppo
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 24, ARMENPRESS: An event dedicated to the 22nd anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia will be held at Aram Manukyan National Club in Aleppo on September 24. This was reported to Armenpress by the Press Secretary of the National Primacy of Aleppo Zhirayr Reyisyan. According to him, in the framework of the event hospitality will be held and congratulatory messages will be sound on the occasion of the Independence Day. Zhirayr Reyisyan stated as well that the event will be attended by about 50 people.
Concerning the current situation in Aleppo, the Press Secretary of the National Primacy noted that the city continues to be surrounded and the bombings continue. It is very dangerous to come out of the city. The kidnappings have become more frequent.
By the UN data, during the two-year bloodshed in Syria since March 15 2011 more than 100 thousands of people have fallen victims. Currently 4,5 million refugees live in Syria and 1,5 million – in the neighboring countries. Several tens of Armenians have been killed in the result of the collisions. Notwithstanding that difficult situation, many Syrian Armenians continue leaving in Syria. The governmental forces try to liberate Aleppo from the opposition. Every day heated collisions and bombings are taking place, causing sufferings of the peaceful population, the Armenians as well.