The majority of the 15-thousand Armenian community of Iraq is centralized in Baghdad, there are also small groups of Armenians in Basra, Kirkuk and Mosul towns. Meanwhile, as archbishop of eastern diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Hovnan Derderian told “The Gazette” Canadian newspaper, it was impossible to get in touch with Armenian community centers of Iraq in the course of the past 10 days. In his words, “Arminfo” agency reports, Armenian communities of the Middle Eastern countries have worked out a reserve plan of evacuation of Armenians living in Iraq. H. Derderian is especially worried that Armenians, like other residents of Iraq, could suffer from the military operations. Two Armenian churches are situated in the business district of Baghdad, however, in his words, they are hardly exposed to the threat of pillage, as Muslims respect Armenians living in Iraq.