ASSAD’S FORCES GRANTED THEM SAFE PASSGE, THEN FIRED ON THEM. NOT A SOUL WAS SPARED. NOT EVEN THE LIVESTOCK. Damascus (Qaboun): july 18, 2013 - On July 18th a group of people coming from the neighborhood of Barzeh approached an Assad checkpoint in the neighborhood of Qaboun and requested to Assad’s forces that they be allowed to pass with their animals. Assad’s forces agreed and let them pass only to open fire on the group from behind after they passed. 8 people were killed in the massacre. The next day a member of the FSA attempted to retrieve the bodies in the street (as they were still laying there) and he too was shot and killed by Assad’s forces. A day later the Red Crescent came and retrieved 5 of the bodies. i do not know what happened to the others.
This crime will go unpunished. No one will be held accountable. The families of the dead will not receive any justice. For this is still Assad’s Syria, where this “event” was not a crime, it was sanctioned and premeditated murder ordered by the Assad regime.
THEY TRIED THEIR BEST, BUT THERE WAS LITTLE DOCTORS COULD DO TO SAVE HER LIFE. Damasus (Qaboun): June 24, 2013 - The rockets that Assad’s forces launched at her home were just too much for her little body to handle. She was crushed under the rubble of her own home. We do not know her name yet since the rest of her family was so severely injured, no once can provide her name yet …
***GRAPHIC*** HE’S BADLY WOUNDED AND LAYING NEXT TO A DEAD BOY SAYING “PLEASE CALL MY PARENTS” Damascus (Qaboun): June 19, 2013 - He was wounded and the boy next to him (I do not know if they are related) had his head blown open by Assad’s forces when they shelled their home.
THIS IS HER VERY LAST MOMENTS ALIVE. THIS IS WHAT A DYING LITTLE GIRL LOOKS LIKE. Damascus (Qaboun): june 10, 2013 - Zeina Kamasha is 5 years old. A shell fired by Assad’s forces exploded into her and a shard of shrapnel was lodged into her head. This in itself did not kill her immediately, she lived for a few more agonizing hours until she finally died.
This is Zeina being buried a short while later …
She was not the only little girl to be killed by Assad’s forces in Damascus. Fatima Jadeea’a was also killed.
Damascus (Harasta - Qaboun - Jobar) May 26, 2013 - Assad’s forces have continued their ‘limited’ use of chemical attacks against the people of Syria. Most attacks have been concentrated against FSA forces in Damascus. The ‘objective’ of the attacks (which of course, kill people by suffocating them to death) are to spread fear more than anything else. Shells, rockets, bullets, ballistic missiles and even the knives of Assad’s forces are killing far more people, however, the fear of chemical weapons is paralyzing and terrifying.
Le Monde ran a recent report on chemical attacks in Damascus by Assad’s forces. They sent their own reporters to investigate. Chemical War in Syria.
As always, you can find the most recent updates and analysis on all chemical attack in Syria on the Brown Moses Blog.
Residents in Harasta exposed to the fallout are taken to local clinics for treatment.
Treating patients in Jobar
Children (babies) being treated for breathing problems in Qaboun
THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA HAVE BECOME EXPERTS IN RESCUING PEOPLE FROM ASSAD’S SNIPERS. Damascus (Qaboun): Apr 17, 2013 - Yet another person lay in the street, shot by Assad’s snipers. I do not know if he is alive or not, but that does not matter to the people of Qaboun, they will do anything it takes to rescue the man and retrieve his body.
Apr 14, 2013 - Assad’s forces launched a ferocious attack on this suburb of Damascus. Their target were these children below. All 10 of them.
Children are pulled out from under the rubble … they’re dead.
This is heartbreaking. A father say farewell to his daughter he lays among the 10 other dead children.
A badly wounded little boy is transferred in the back of a pickup from the scene of the attack to a makeshift clinic. Apparently he died a few short moments after this video was taken. His last moment on Earth were agonizing, terrifying and horrific.
THE YOUNGEST MARTYR IN THE TOWN OF QABOUN, A LITTLE BABY GIRL. Damascus (Qaboun): Mar 20, 2013 - Her name is Rahaf Kahlawi. She’s just an infant, yet that did not stop Assad’s forces from shelling her home and killing her. The activists in the video claim that she is the town’s youngest martyr.
As we have seen across Syria, Assad’s forces do not even ‘wait’ for children to be born anymore to kill them, they murder them in their mother’s womb.
SHE MANAGED TO LIVE FOR ONE MORE DAY … BYT THEN SHE DIED. Damascus (Qaboun): Feb 26, 2013 - Little Aya Al-Sibainy held on for dear life, but the wounds were too severe and the medical treatment too poor to save her. She did not have a chance in the face of Assad’s shells that rained down on her home.
NO MARTYR WILL BE LEFT BEHIND. NO SOUL WILL BE FORGOTTEN. Damascus (Qaboun): Feb 23, 2013 - Assad’s forces shot the driver dead … why? Because they could. Because they wanted to. Locals then risk their lives to take him out of the truck and drag him away. They are doing this to ensure that he has a proper funeral, to ensure his family and friends know what happened to him.
***VERY GRAPHIC*** THEY WERE ABDUCTED. BEATEN. THEN BLUDGEONED TO DEATH BY ASSAD’S FORCES. Damascus (Qaboun): Jan 28, 2013 - Their skulls were smashed in with axes and hammers. This was their execution. This was their final moments on Earth. Living in the suburbs of Damascus, residents have come to accept the fact that one day, they too will end up like these men. For in the suburbs, it’s only a question of when Assad’s forces will come and massacre, not a question of ‘if’.
If you are ‘lucky’ you will die from an artillery shell or by an air-strike, the wieght of your house should crush you instantly, although this does not always happen and you suffer for hours, maybe even days from your injuries that cannot be treated, then die.
The ‘unlucky’ ones are people like these men and thousands of others that have been documented just like them. Assad’s forces abducted them with the intent to execute them, but not with a bullet to the head, that’s just evil, but by smashing their skulls repeatedly until they die or are close to death … I can’t find a word to describe that, you will have to have Bashar Al Assad explain the feeling to you to understand.
***MASSACRE*** ABDUCTED. HANDS TIED. SHOT IN THE HEAD. DUMPED ON THE ROAD. ASSAD’S FORCES HALLMARK EXECUTION. Damascus (Qaboun): Nov 3, 2012 - On any given day of the week in the suburbs of Damascus, Assad’s forces will raid one of the countless towns and villages and randomly stop any person they wish and execute them on the spot.
Human life means nothing to Assad, his supporters, and apparently the rest of the world. You see a very graphic video of dead bodies. We see martyrs who had families, dreams and aspirations to live life freely just as any human being does on this Earth. We are more than just numbers. Every martyr will be documented and mourned. None will be forgotten.
***GRAPHIC*** ASSAD’S FORCES ROUND-UP AND EXECUTE 46 MEN ON THE SPOT. Damascus (Qaboun): Aug 22, 2012 - They were taken from wherever they found them. On the street, in their homes, in shops. Then Assad’s forces lined them up and began executing them one by one.
Where is the outrage? Where are the news reports? Where is the ‘analysis’? … these martyrs are only numbers to the outside world. Not worth reporting about.
This is how the bodies were discovered (extremely graphic) here and here.
***GRAPHIC*** THEY WERE SLAUGHTERED WHERE THEY LAY. ASSAD’S FORCES HAVE NO MERCY. Damascus (Qaboun): Aug 20, 2012 - They have no souls. They have no compassion. They have no emotion. They feel nothing. For it takes nothing for them to ‘simply’ slaughter a group of Syrians - fellow brothers and sisters. Assad’s forces and supporters have vowed to kill everyone in Syria that does not agree with their way of life - a life under tyranny and oppression.
Two of the victims … a little boy and a little girl (video here)