The "murderous" Assad "regime" had helped build this memorial.
Canada helped in the destruction by sending 48M dollars of taxpayers' hard earned money to ensure that the terrorist gangs there were well armed and well-fed. We are being lied to when our politicians tell us that the money going from Canada to Syria is going to feed and clothe the "refugees" ... can they prove that? Most of the money from Judeo-Christian nations is paying for more arsenal and energy drinks and food for the murderers rampaging in Syria .... without those funds the civil war there would have ended months ago.
The opposition blames the Syrian army for the destruction and the "regime" blame the terrorist gangs who are infighting to wrench control of territories from each other. The gangs are purposely operating from churches and mosques and hoping that the Syrian army will not target these places. What a total mess and to think we are funding part of it !!!!!
DER ZOR, Syria (A.W.)—The Armenian Genocide Martyrs Memorial Church in Der Zor, also known as the Holy Martyrs Armenian Church, has been severely damaged as a result of shelling, as revealed by video footage taken by locals and shared on YouTube today.
The lower level of the museum and memorial, where the remains of victims of the Armenian Genocide are kept, seems to be in ruins as well. It is unclear from the footage whether they were removed prior to the attacks.
Der Zor has witnessed clashes between the rebels and the Syrian Army since the beginning of the armed conflict in the country. The few Armenian families living in the city left months ago.
Hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees were massacred in Der Zor in the summer of 1916.
The memorial was consecrated in 1991...........