Murdered as they visited a Church - Armenian Priest and his Father gunned down in Qamishli
Today we received the sad news that Father Hovsep Bidoyan of the Armenian Catholic Church in Qamishli was killed on the morning of the 11th of November. His biological father was accompanying him to visit the Armenian Catholic Church in Deir Ezzor. Both were killed by gunmen at the entrance of the Church. The gunmen came by motorcycle. The murder took place in Al-Shaheel area on the road between Al-Hassake and Deir Alzor.
Father Hovsep Bidoyan Easy Resize
Murdered priest: Father Hovsep Bidoyan of the Armenian Catholic Church with Syrian Children at a prayer day to pray for peace in Syria. Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need.

The priest and his father were going to Deir Alzor to check the ongoing reconstruction of the Armenian Catholic Church. The priest’s father was killed on the spot, while the priest died in the hospital due to his severe injuries. There were together with a deacon, who was wounded.

Also there have been two car-bomb explosions in Qamishli today at 3pm our sources speak about 6 people being killed and 32 wounded.
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