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Armenian Genocide Memorial ‘Undamaged=?UTF-8?B?4oCZ?= In Syria Fighting

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Monuments commemorating victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide have so far remained mostly unaffected by continuing hostilities in Syria, according to a local Armenian Church representative.

Jirair Reisian, a spokesman for the Syrian diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, told RFE/RL’s Armenian Service on Monday that early media reports claiming that the complex in Deir ez-Zor immortalizing the memory of hundreds of thousands of Armenians killed during the Ottoman-era death marches through a Syrian desert, had collapsed under bomb shelling and explosions were inaccurate.

At the same time, he acknowledged some minor damage caused to the Holy Martyrs Memorial Complex and a nearby chapel in the town some 450 kilometers to the northeast from capital Damascus during some recent fighting.

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