Armenian church in Aleppo damaged in missile attack

By Asbarez | Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Image of the damaged roof (Source: Public Radio of Armenia) A scene of destruction (Source: Public Radio of Armenia) Rev. Selimian and community members assess the damage to the church. (Public Radio of Armenia)

ALEPPO (Combined Sources) — The Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church in Aleppo’s Munshieh district was severely damaged after militant groups launched a missile attack on several Aleppo neighborhoods on January 17.

According to the source, no casualties were reported, but the church was seriously damaged. The roof and pews of the church were partly destroyed.

Hours following the attack, leader of the Armenian Evangelical community of Syria Reverend Haroutune Selimian visited the church to assess the damage. Community members also assembled at the church on Monday to begin the cleanup and restoration of the damaged church.