Prakash Varghese ( OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant)
OCP News Service – 29/04/2015
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Beirut: The 15th-century Armenian Apostolic church located in the old Christian quarter of Jdeydeh has been destroyed in bombings. Reports suggest that explosives were placed underneath the structure through some underground tunnels. This historic church was the center of the Armenian orthodox Community in Aleppo. The Church has a historic status
Armenian Catholic Cathedral Our Lady of Pity (also known as St. Rita), was partially bombed four months ago. In 2014, terrorists destroyed the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, Syria as well.
Prior to the beginning of the Syrian Crisis in 2001, between 60,000-70,000 Armenians lived in Syria. The Armenian communities are often seen in places like Aleppo, Latakia, Homs, Qamishli, Hasakeh, Yaqubiye, Raqqa, Kessab, and Damascus.
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