Kessab Attacked by Gunmen from Turkey


A scene from the damage on the attack on Kessab by gunmen from Turkey

ALEPPO—On Friday morning the Armenian-populated city of Kessab in Syrian was attacked by gunmen who crossed the border from Turkey, reported the Beirut-based Aztag newspaper.

The target of the attack was the Sev Aghbyur village in Kessab.

The attack began at 5am, local time. The residents of Kessab climbed the nearby hills to safety, with some being evacuted to Latakia.

Reportedly, Syrian government troops were protecting the population and trying to push the militia back.

In another incident, the densely Armenian-populated districts in Aleppo were also subjected to intensive shelling during the past four days, wounding an Armenian boy, Khachig Kaprielian, reported the press service of the Armenian Prelacy.

Several Armenian districts have come under fire from Monday to Thursday, with shots reportedly fired at the local Armenian school. Residential buildings and vehicles parked on the street, sustained damages.

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