SHE JUST MIGHT BE ONE OF THE ‘LUCKY ONES’. Aleppo (Al Bab): Nov 30, 2013 - On the first day, Assad’s airforce lobbed barrels of TNT onto the market of this town, killing 24 people, 4 of them children and two women. The next day, Assad’s airforce came back and lobbed another barrel of TNT onto the town, killing 26 people.
This girl is one of the victims. She is being pulled out from under the ruble of what used to be her home. I do not know if she survived or not.
Will Assad strike this town again today? Does anyone seem to care if he does?
***GRAPHIC*** SHORTLY AFTER AN ASSAD AIRSTRIKE, THIS LITTLE GIRL IS PULLED FROM THE RUBBLE. Idleb (Sarmeen): Nov 30, 2013 - The top half of her head was blown off in the strike, exposing her brains and killing her. Towards the end of the video you can hear a clear scream, the scream only a mother could let out at the sight of their child in such a state.
THIS IS WHAT THE AFTERMATH OF AN ASSAD ‘BARREL BOMB’ EXPLOSION LOOKS LIKE. Aleppo (Qadi Asker): Nov 28, 2013 - A total of 11 people were killed when Assad’s forces dropped a barrel of TNT on this neighborhood in Aleppo. Among the dead are 4 four children and two women, one of whom were pregnant.
This is Assad. This is the hell his forces have turned Syria into.
This is a video of the barrel being tossed out the back of the helicopter. As you can see, it takes several long moments for it to reach the ground. This is why this weapon of choice from Assad is the most dreaded by people in Syria. The length of time it takes to fall is too short to run since the blast radius is so huge, yet it is more than enough time to contemplate your impending death.
WHILE BEING INTERVIEWED ABOUT ASSAD’S WAR AGAINT THEM, THESE KID ARE SHELLED. Damascus (Jobar): Nov 23, 2013 - It’s sick irony that as these kids are being interview by a pair of activists about life under constant bombardment from Assad’s forces, that they are then shelled …. by Assad’s forces live on camera.
Thankfully no one is killed or even injured. These children are so used to the daily violence against them they laugh off the strike.
THERE IS NO BREAK. THERE IS NO LULL. THIS IS WHAT SYRIA’S CHILDREN FACE EVERY SINGLE DAY. Damascus (Mleiha): Nov 22, 2013 - The town is shelled by Assad’s forces each and every single day. The boy at the start of the video is dead. Shrapnel piercing his head and killing him. The rest of the inured in the sparse clinic are also victims of the same attack.
"PLEASE LET ME DIE NOW! GO HELP MY MOTHER IN THE STREET!" Damascus (Nov 1, 2013) - These are the last words of this teenage boy in Damascus. He along with his mother were hit by a shell from Assad’s forces.
Shortly after this video he died in agonizing pain, never knowing what became of his mother.
A FEW OF THE MORE THAN TWO DOZEN CHILDREN KILLED BY ASSAD IN THE LAST THREE DAYS.
The girl above is Reem Al Mohamed, she’s from Latamneh in Hama. She was killed on Oct 30th by an airstrike from Assad’s helicopter gunships. She’s 2 years old.
The boy below has no identification on him. Shrapnel from a shell fired by Assad’s forces was lodged into his heart and killed him in the suburbs of Hama on October 28th. His parents may never know what happened to him as locals will have no choice but to bury him since no functioning morgue is there. Maybe they will watch this video.
Another boy, Mustapha Khalaf in Deir Ezzor was killed by Assad’s forces when they shelled his home on October 29th. The force was so severe it blew his arm off.
***GRAPHIC*** PICKING OLIVES IN AN ORCHARD, THIS LITTLE BOY IS TORN APART BY ASSAD’S SHELLS. Homs (Houla): Oct 26, 2013 - With little to eat, many Syrians must find what they can from the land. Abdul Hakim Al Ali is just a boy, he was picking olives with his family when Assad’s forces shelled them. He was torn to shreds. The forces of the balst was so brutal, pieces of olive leaf are embedded in his body.
17 months after the Houla Massacre, where 100+ women and children were slaughtered by Assad’s forces, the children of Houla still live and die in fear.
A FATHER KISSES HIS CHILDREN ON THE FIRST DAY OF EID. HE KISSES THEM FOR THE VERY LAST TIME. Hama (Latamneh): Oct 15, 2013 - This is how this family ‘celebrated’ Eid. Three children from the same family all killed when Assad shelled their home. Their father, kisses each of his children for the last time time, tears streaming down his face, blood staining his skin.
This is what Assad does. This is what his forces swear to do to each and every single one of us. This is what his supporters cheer for every single day.
***GRAPHIC*** AN ENTIRE FAMILY IS GONE. THEY WERE GASSED, THEN STARVED AND FINALLY BOMBED. Damascus (Mleiha): Oct 14, 2013 - How much more context do you want me to add? What more is there to explain? This family has been living in utter misery for close to 3 years. They survived everything Assad threw at them. From Gas attacks, to daily shelling, to murderous raids and of course now, the starvation. Yet today, their luck ran out.
In the suburbs of Damascus some may call this family “lucky”. They all had their heads blown off together. The parents did not have to watch their child die. The boy did not have to become an orphan and starve.
Welcome to Syria. The way Assad always wanted it to be.
***GRAPHIC*** MORE CHILD CASUALTIES FROM ASSAD’S WAR AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA. Daraa (Al-Mahata): Oct 12, 2013 - The youngest one is just a baby boy. He had his stomach sliced open. The girl next to him also had her stomach pierced while the boy above them appears to have had his head crushed.
All were killed when Assad’s forces shelled their homes.
HE’S STILL ALIVE. WHAT DID THIS LITTLE BOY DO TO DESERVE A PEICE OF SHRAPNEL TO BE LODGED INTO HIS HEAD? Idleb (Maaret Al Nouman): Oct 2, 2013 - Assad’s forces continue to bomb this town day in and day out. They bomb anything and everything, does not really matter to them. This boy has shrapnel lodged into his head and just had another piece pulled out of his shoulder. He has to undergo the procedure to remove the shrapnel as you can see above, in a makeshift clinic.
***GRAPHIC*** HE CANNOT BEAR TO LET HIS SON GO. A FATHER HOLDS ON TO THE BODY OF HIS SON. Daraa (Tafas): Sept 30, 2013 - Moments earlier Assad’s forces shelled their home. The impact was so violent that most of Laith Sultan Kiwan’s head was blown off. His father is in agony over the death and does not want to let him go. He even attempts to place his son’s scalp back over his shattered skull.
This is what Assad’s forces do to us. This is what parents across Syria must endure each and every single day.
ONLY IN SYRIA DO YOU FIND THE MARTYRED DAUGHTERS OF THEIR PREVIOUSLY MARTYRED FATHER. Quneitra (Sultana): Sept 28, 2013 - Rania and Dania Ahmed Mustapha, both sisters, were killed when Assad’s forces shelled their home. They lived in this home without their father, was was killed a while ago by Assad’s forces the same way.
In Syria, it’s Assad’s goal to eliminate every single Syrian alive today, just as long as he can sit atop his throne.
ASSAD’S FORCES BLEW BOTH OF HIS FEET OFF. THE BOY IS TRAUMATIZED AND DELIRIOUS. Daraa (Tafas): Sept 27, 2013 - His feet were blown off when Assad’s forces shelled his home. There is little doctors can do for the boy. They will most likely amputate both his feet, if he’s lucky, they’ll do it with anesthetics if they have any. The boy will be even luckier if he’s offered anti-biotics after his operation to ward off infection. However, this is Syria, no one is “lucky” anymore, the boy’s future will be bleak and miserable for the foreseeable future.
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