ARMENIAN COMMUNITY OF SYRIA MUST FEEL YEREVAN'S SUPPORT

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July 31, 2012 | 11:37

YEREVAN.- Syria's population fears that the government is not
controlling the situation and brigades should be formed for
self-defense, Arab Studies specialist Suren Manukyan told reporters
on Tuesday.

Manukyan said he keeps in touch with his acquaintance in Syria. He
said the families having certain capital may become a victim of gangs
operating in the country. Under these conditions, Armenian government
must take certain moves.

"Armenian community of Syria must feel the Armenian government's
support. Armenia's embassy is one of few diplomatic representations
functioning in the country, it is very important," he said.

Manukyan believes only about 2,000 families will come to Armenia,
majority of them considering it as a transit country.