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Armenian families remain in Syria’s Hasakah after clash

Source: Asbarez | Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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Hasakah Armenians in Armenian Church (Photo: Ara News)

Hasakah Armenians in Armenian Church (Photo: Ara News)

HASAKAH, Syria (Armenpress)—Armenian families living in Syria’s Hasakah region try to remain in safe places and overcome hardships rising from armed clashes, Zarmig Boghigian, Aleppo-based Armenian media outlet Kantsasar reported.

They stated that the city faces a serious humanitarian catastrophe.

“Particularly at night hours, fierce clashes occur between the Syrian army and the militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party but the day hours are relatively calm. The population has to also overcome social conditions as well. The electricity was off for over 4 days,” Kantsasar reported, adding that there are also difficulties acquiring food.

According to the news source, 64 Armenian families currently live in the city of Hasakah, the majority of who are elderly citizens. The youth have left the city for job opportunities elsewhere.

“Armenians have suffered no material or human losses up till now. The Armenian community tries to demonstrate a respectful attitude to all the parties involved in the conflict. The church is shut down,” Kantsasar said, mentioning that Armenians have no intention to leave the city yet, hoping the situation will normalize in the near future.

Syrian forces and Kurdish fighters have agreed upon a Russia-brokered ceasefire in the north-eastern city of Hasakah, according to PressTV.

The truce includes a “halt to all hostilities and the return to government forces of any positions seized by Kurdish fighters,” said a Syrian military source on Sunday.

Despite both parties battling the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, clashes erupted on Wednesday between the US-backed Kurds and troops loyal to the Syrian government.

According to the terms of the ceasefire, the injured from the fighting will be transferred to the close-by town of Qamishli.

Seven army checkpoints, which were seized by Kurdish forces during the clashes, have been returned to the control of government forces, but three still remain in Kurdish control.




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