Kardashians “Pray For Armenia” Amid Azerbaijan Conflict

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Kardashians Pray Armenia April 2016

By Shari Weiss

Kardashians Pray Armenia April 2016

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The Kardashians are praying for Armenia as the country engages in a new conflict with neighboring country Azerbaijan.

The two countries have spent the last three days in a violent clash over disputed territory in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. While claims to the land have been in dispute for decades, Armenian-backed separatists took over the section in 1994, although, geographically, it is located within Azerbaijan’s borders. This new confrontation began on Friday with each side accusing the other of starting the attack. The death toll currently stands at 36, and it’s being said this is the area’s worst fighting in years. Approximately 30,000 people were killed before the 1994 ceasefire.

The Kardashians are part-Armenian through their late father, Robert Kardashian, who was born to Armenian-American parents. The family has played up its ties to the country on and off over the years, most notably with Khloe and Kim Kardashian’s trip there nearly a year ago. Now both Khloe and Kourtney have taken to Twitter to ask for prayers.

The sisters tweeted around the same time on Monday, “Pray for Armenia.” Kourtney’s tweet was accompanied by a prayer hands emoji and the Armenian flag icon. Khloe also used the flag, as well as three emoji faces signifying distress.

Khloe’s message comes nearly two weeks after she received backlash for an Instagram post calling for prayers in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Detractors accused her of only caring about tragedies in Western countries. As Gossip Cop reported, Khloe hit back with a tweet telling followers, “Too many on my timeline talking about who I am or not praying for. Shut up and focus On the issue. Not about social media.”

So far, her new tweet and Kourtney’s have largely been met with support. Kim has yet to comment.

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