14:59, 29 January, 2013

YEREVAN, JANAURY 29, ARMENPRESS. Nothing essential has changed in
Aleppo recently. Notwithstanding no bloody clashes have been recorded
in the city, but one can still hear explosions particularly at night.

The Press Secretary of the Armenian National Prelacy of Aleppo Jirair
Reisian stated this in a conversation with "Armenpress". In addition
he said that usually the clashes take place in the remote parts of
the city and in Bustan Basha district.

Among other things Reisian noted that recently there has been no
information regarding the wounded Armenians. Fortunately no casualties
have been recorded in the explosion in the Armenian populated district
of Sheykh Taha.

Our compatriot living in Damascus Nazareth Elmajyan stated that
Armenian from Damascus Nazareth Charkyan, who was kidnapped several
days ago, has not been released yet. Notwithstanding there is
information that ransom of USD 500 thousand has been reduced. The
general situation in the capital is calm. The streets and markets
have become quite crowded.

The clashes lasting about 22 months in Syria caused death of over 60
thousand people, including more than four dozens Armenians.