Second Attack in 5 Days on New Assyrian Quarter in Aleppo

Aleppo (AINA) -- The new Assyrian Quarter in Aleppo has come under attack for the second time in five days. Last Sunday a car bomb exploded in front of an Assyrian social services complex (AINA 10-24-2012). No one was injured in that attack.

Today a group of the al-Qaida affiliated al-Tawhid Brigade attacked the New Assyrian quarter. One unidentified resident is reported to have been killed. Many terrified residents fled their homes. The assailants let them flee and then occupied their buildings and homes. It took the Syrian army six hours to arrive and engage the group. Some of the assailants were killed, others fled to the neighboring al-Ashrafia Quarter.

The New Assyrian Quarter is now quiet and residents have been asked to return.

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