Armenia sends humanitarian mission to Syria
08 February 2019

An Armenian mission made up of mine clearance experts, medical personnel and an accompanying security team has arrived in the Syrian city of Aleppo. A statement from the Armenian Ministry of Defence said that the mission was strictly humanitarian, and will be conducted only in areas where there was no ongoing fighting.

The statement emphasised that the Mission was in Syria with the full written approval of the Syrian government and was in response to UN Security Council respolutions adopted in 2017 and 2018 and was being conducted given the large Armenian community in Aleppo. The statement added that the Armenian contingent travelled to Aleppo on aircraft provided by Russia.

source: with agencies

photo: Members of an Armenian mission deployed to Syria on a humanitarian mission.