Unknown men assassinate priest of Armenian Catholic Church in Qamishli

Unidentified gunmen assassinated an Armenian Catholic priest in Qamishli and his father as they traveled from Hasakah to Deir Ezzor to oversee the restoration of a church there.

The assassination took place according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights by shooting at the priest and his father as they headed from al-Hasakah to Deir Ezzor to oversee the restoration of a church there, killing them immediately.

No information has been received to date on the identity of the perpetrators and the motives of the operation.


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