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Islamist Fighters Attack Near Kessab from Turkey
Syria’s Armenian-populated city of Kessab and nearby villages were attacked by al-Nusra and al-Islam Fronts fighters in the morning of March 21. Sev Aghbyur village was the main target of the attacks which came from three border points in Turkey.
Many of the 3500 Armenians living in Kessab have fled to the nearby mountains or were evacuated to port city of Latakia. Kessab had remained the only official border crossing open in northern Syria with Turkey for humanitarian purposes.
The Syrian army is trying to push back the offensive forces. At least 11 victims were reported that included military and civilian casualties who’s identities are not known yet.
Meanwhile the attackers suffered many deads and injured, who were transported to Turkey under the protection of the Turkish army.