778 Armenians have been transported to Armenia from Lebanon

01.08.2006 18:04

About 136 Armenians were flown today early in the morning to Yerevan
from Aleppo. Eighty nine of them were transported yesterday by buses
from Beirut to Aleppo where 47 Armenians living in Syria joined them
and flew to Yerevan, Armenpress news agency reported. Armenian deputy
foreign minister Gegham Gharibjanian said that the number of Armenians
who want to leave Lebanon decreases.

He said at present 30 Armenians, who are not in a hurry to leave the
country, are registered at the Armenian embassy in Lebanon.

Since the beginning of military actions 778 Armenians have been
transported to Armenia from Lebanon. The next regular flight from
Aleppo to Yerevan will be implemented August 3.

The Armenian borough in Lebanon is far from the war zone and has not
been destroyed. There are no victims among the Armenians.

Around 54 Armenians - 49 citizens of Israel and 5 citizens of Armenia -
have so far been transported to Armenia from Israel.