SYRIAN REBELS GET SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES TRANSPORTED FROM TURKEY
Syrian rebels obtained the first supply of surface-to-air missiles transported from Turkey. Free Syrian Army has about two dozen missiles, NBC News reported on Tuesday referring to an unnamed source.
The Syrian government forces continue the operation against armed opposition in Aleppo, country's second largest city.
Contradictory reports about situation in the city are received. An independent Al Watan newspaper said government forces took control of several districts on Tuesday. The opposition claims the opposite.
Earlier The New York Times reported a small group of CIA employees located in Turkey's south is controlling arms supplies to Syrian rebels.
- 1680 Death of Catholicos Hakob the Fourth (Jughayetsee). He accompanied Israel Oree to Europe, seeking assistance from the Christian states for Armenian emancipation.
- 1766 Catholicos Simeon Yerevantsi sends a message to Tsarina Ekaterina (Catherine) the Second, asking for help on behalf of Armenia.
- 1812 The "Deetak Byoozantion" periodical was published until September 1816 in Constantinople.
- 1817 Birth of Hovhannes Aivazovsky (seascape artist) in Feodosia (the Ukraine). He died in 1900.
- 1862 Armenians meet in Constantinople and ask the Sultan to ratify the National Constitution.
- 1894 Defense of Sassoon (Western Armenia) against Turkish attacks.
- 1896 500 Kurds are brought to Constantinople by the Turkish Government to help carry out the Genocide of the Armenians there.
- 1903 Birth of Goorgen Mahari (writer). He died in 1969.
- 1905 Tsar Nicholas the Second abrogates his 1903 06 12 law closing Armenian Parish Schools. They are reopened.
- 1914 With the start of the First World War on this day, all previous agreements concerning Armenia were ignored. The Armenians were in imminent danger: in fact, the Armenian Genocide started eight months later.
- 1918 Opening of the First Parliament of the Armenian Republic under the presidency of Father Abraham (Aveteek Sahakian).
- 1919 The Armenian Parliament opens in Yerevan.
- 1919 The Azerbaijani Government and the Artsakh National Council sign a Provisional Treaty.
- 1934 Opening of the First Congress of Armenia's Soviet Writers.
- 1954 The All-Union Agricultural Exhibition reopens in Moscow.
- 1997 On the appointment of Artsakh President Kocharian to the post of Prime Minister of Armenia, by President Ter-Petrossian of Armenia, the minister of Foreign Affairs for Artsakh, Arkady Ghoukasian is elected President of Artsakh for a five-year term.