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ARMENIAN CHURCH RE-OPENED IN SYRIA’S TELL ABYAD

The Armenian church in Tell Abyad, Syria, has been re-opened and resumed services after a long interval. Local Armenians gathered to pray and light candles there.

According to Turkish sources, Kurds used the church building as their military headquarters for a long period, which has caused serious damage to it. Later, Turks carried out renovation work during a short period.

Jenan Moussa, an Al Aan TV reporter, says that the church was recently defiled by the Turkey-backed Syrian groups that capturedTell Abyad after the U.S. troops left the settlement. 

Referring to witnesses, she points out that the act of vandalism was committed on October 31.

In 2014 and 2015, the church was attacked by ISIS forces.

Armenians renovated the church even earlier, after the SDF took control of the settlement.

The most important thing is that the local Armenian church is alive.