Syrian Armenians unable to leave bomb-pounded Aleppo

Syrian Armenians unable to leave bomb-pounded Aleppo

PanARMENIAN.Net - Aleppo-based Syrian Armenians are afraid to leave their homes, the founder of “Outreach to Syrian Armenians” Facebook page, writer/publicist Anahit Adamyan told PanARMENIAN.Net According to a Syrian Armenian, who wrote to Facebook page administrators, the situation in Aleppo is very serious, with his family hiding in the cellar of their house to escape shelling.

“Electricity and phone service outage are common in the city, with no municipal service operating. The family would like to leave Aleppo for Armenia, yet are unable to in view of the danger of leaving the city,” Ms Adamyan said.

Mortar fire and tank shells exploded across Aleppo district of Salaheddine early on Tuesday, August 7 forcing rebel fighters to take cover in crumbling buildings and rubble-strewn alleyways.

Tanks have entered parts of Salaheddine and army snipers, using the cover of heavy bombardment, deployed on rooftops, hindering rebel movements.

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