SYRIAN ARMENIANS JOIN LEBANESE ARMENIANS FLEEING TO ARMENIA

Armenpress

YEREVAN, AUGUST 1, ARMENPRESS: 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.

Armenian deputy foreign minister Gegham Gharibjanian told Armenpress
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.