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Popular band Blink 182 calls to stop genocide in Kessab

  • by Karina Manukyan

  • Monday, March 31, 17:26

The SaveKessab Campaign, whose objective is to save Syria's predominantly Armenian-populated town of Kessab, gathered pace throughout the social networks, specifically in Twitter and Instagram.

Well-known personalities, such as famous American music band Blink 182's drummer Travis Barker, have joined this campaign.  "Stop Genocide #SaveKessab. I have a lot of Armenian friends I love & support that are like FAMILY to me," Barker wrote in his Instagram account.

Campaign supporters have been targeting celebrities and politicians alike on Twitter in an attempt to get the word out about a story most of the mainstream media is ignoring, Social News Daily reported.

Famous American-Armenian personalities Khloe and Kim Kardashian have also lent support to the#SaveKessab Campaign.    
The known Russian journalist Vladimir Solovyev twittered: "Where do the USA and UN Security Council look at? If the world community ignores shooting of the Armenian village, all these UN and similar organizations should be destructed". 

To note, in the early morning on March 21, armed militants from the Jabhat al-Nusra Islamic terrorist group infiltrated into northern Syria’s Latakia Governorate, which is predominantly inhabited by Armenians and Alawites, from four directions. Two large groups of terrorists had launched the attack from Turkey. About 600 Kessab-Armenian families are currently sheltered in Latakia city. On March 23, Turkish fighter planes downed a Syrian military aircraft that was conducting a mission against the Islamic terrorists in Kessab. A group of Armenia parliament members recently visited Syria to assess the situation in the region.-a-             

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