Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has weighed into the Syrian conflict after calling on her 20.5 million followers to save the ancient Armenian town of Kassab.
Kardashian, whose late father was Armenian, said she was “praying for everyone” in what appeared to be her response to the break-out of fighting in the town last month.
According to reports, residents fled Kassab after rebel forces opposed to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad seized their village.
Some government loyalists have claimed Syrian rebels desecrated the village’s churches and slaughtered residents, though these reports have also been dismissed as false.
“If you don't know what's going on in Kessab please google it, its (sic) heart breaking! As an Armenian, I grew up hearing so many painful stories,” Kardashian tweeted on March 30.
“Please let's not let history repeat itself!!!!!! Let's get this trending!!!! #SaveKessab #ArmenianGenocide.”
In using the latter hashtag #ArmenianGenocide, Kardashian referred to the post-World War I killing of more than one million Armenians by the Ottoman government (now present-day Turkey).
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