Most people dont know that a major aspect of the Armenian Genocide were the death marches from areas of ancient Armenia(at the time Ottoman occupied) through the Syrian Desert to Deir Zor. This was our version of the Trail of Tears. Among the atrocities committed were pregnant women had their bellies cut open while they were alive and the fetuses used as target practice. --"The Syrian people were the first to be aware of the Armenian Genocide as tens of thousands of Armenians were deported by Ottoman Turkey to the killing fields of the Syrian Desert at the beginning of the 20th century. A large number of Armenian orphans were adopted by local Arabs who raised them as their children. The surviving Armenians in Aleppo, Raqqa, Deir Zor, Damascus and elsewhere were welcomed by the local population. Armenians settled in their new homeland, rebuilt their lives, reestablished their cultural structures, including churches, schools, and societies and gradually prospered."Check my page for more videos and photos.