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The Armenians living in Aleppo are in a hard condition, Editor-in-Chief of Azdag Daily (Lebanon) Shahan Gantaharyan told journalists on Friday.
He said that Aleppo is in a blockade, with the local population running short of food, fuel and medicines.
Gantaharyan said that in other parts of Syria, particularly, in the littoral provinces, the situation is much calmer due to the presence of a Russian navy. So, local Armenians have no problems.
As regards Damascus, there clashes happen sometimes, but the situation is more or less controllable. Gantaharyan said that Armenia is doing a lot to help Armenians from Syria. "But here we need complex measures - for if a man has no job, his homeland becomes just a temporary shelter for him," Gantaharyan said.
He said that almost 10,000 Armenians have moved to Armenia as a result of the Syrian conflict. 7,000-8,000 Armenians have gone to Lebanon.