Thousands of ethnic Armenians have left Syria to seek safety in Armenia. But after escaping from Aleppo, Hovik Asmarian settled with his family in Nagorno-Karabakh, the breakaway region of Azerbaijan controlled by ethnic Armenian forces. When fighting broke out there earlier this year, Asmarian volunteered to join the battle.
(Producers: Harutyun Mansuryan, Ray Furlong. Camera: Hakob Hovhannisyan.)