what the “revolution” bringeth: more mortars on Damascus, more dead civilians

Photo from SANA.sy

Photo from SANA.sy

The mortars are truly terrorizing the people of Damascus, and in the countryside where civilians are also coming under mortar fire from the great “revolutionaries.”

Sana News reported Thursday:

“Terrorists fired Thursday a mortar shell which hit the roof of al-Sa’ada private school in al-Qanawat street in Damascus, causing the injury of two teachers.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that a mortar shell fell over the roof of al-Sa’ada private school, causing the injury of two teachers and material damage to the school.

Armed terrorist groups fired 4 terrorist mortar shells on al-Shagour neighborhood in Damascus two days ago. Two of the mortar shells fell on Bader Eddin al-Hassni Institute for religious science, killing 14 students and injuring 86 others.

One citizen was killed of mortar shells launched by terrorists on al-Tijara and al-Abassiyeen areas in Damascus.

A police source told SANA a mortar shell fell on al-Tijara Corniche, killing one citizen and causing material damages to the properties.

The source added 3 more mortars fell on the Abassiyeen square and the Mall, causing fire and material damages in the place.

Meanwhile, A child was killed and 22 others wounded of terrorist mortars on Jaramana in Damascus countryside.

A police Command source told SANA that 13 mortar shells launched by terrorists fell on the neighborhoods of al-Rawda, Qraiyat and other areas, claiming the life of one child and wounding 22 others in addition to huge material damages to the properties.

In another context, an armed terrorist group assassinated veterinarian Nawras Salman al-Jba’ei and killed his 1-year-old son, while injuring his wife in Sweida on Wednesday evening.

A Police Command source told SANA reporter that a group of armed terrorists intercepted the veterinarian’s car as he was driving along with his son and wife between the villages of Rami and al-Shreihi in the eastern countryside of the province.

The terrorists forced the family members to get off and opened fire on them, killing the father and his son and seriously injuring the mother, who was taken to a hospital in Sala village, the source added.

A source at the Police Command told SANA that a mortar shell fired by terrorists fell on a house the area surrounding al-Abbassein Stadium, causing the injury of its owner and material damage to the house.

The source added that another shell landed in a house near al-Huda Mosque in al-Dweil’a neighborhood, causing material damage to it with no human casualties.


Also, the flourishing of “freedom” in extremist-controlled Raqqa:

Syria’s Raqqa silently slaughtered under ISIL radical rule

Public execution of three Syrian civilians by extremist militants in Raqqa

Public execution of three Syrian civilians by extremist militants in Raqqa

Apr 27, 2014, al Alam

Residents of Syria’s Raqqa, suffering from a harsh rule imposed by the foreign-backed extremist group of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, use every opportunity to run away from their hometown.

The Western-backed Syrian opposition which has been leading the extremist-marked war in the country, left Raqqa residents to the radical al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s representative on the ground, in March, last year.

The group was later replaced with the ISIL, another extremist group which wanted to be with al-Qaeda in Syria’s multinational war, but was disbanded.

The opposition has totally left Raqqa after tearing it apart with long battles between its fractions.

Raqqa is today without a state, and its people grapple with death every day, with no hope in sight for a normal life.

But Syrian activists have recently shed light on what they call ‘Raqqa’s silent crimes’ committed by ISIL radicals.

Activists say hundreds of people have been abducted by ISIL in recent months; no one knows what they are going through, or whether they are even alive or not.

Women gather in front of ISIL base in Raqqa, which is set inside city’s historic church, and cry to get information about their abducted relatives.

“They cry, begging for information and for their sons’ release,” said Amer Matar, whose citizen journalist brother Mohammad Nour has been detained by ISIL for nine months, according to AFP.

“My mother suffers every day, because she is not given any information about her youngest child,” said Matar, a filmmaker from Raqa who became a refugee in Germany.

Many have left the town and many are still trapped inside, suffering from ISIL rule.

Sema Nassar, a prominent human rights activist, says ISIL is believed to be holding “more than 1,000 Syrians in Raqa province, though it is impossible to know the exact number.”

She also said those suspected of opposing ISIL or violating its puritanical social code vanish, all too often without a trace, while others have been publicly executed.

The province is home to an unknown number of detention facilities, including secret prisons where torture is especially severe, says Nassar, who works with the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

“ISIL sees activists as a challenge to their power, who must be eliminated,” said Nassar.

Despite the dangers, a group of dissidents using secret identities last week launched a campaign calling on ISIL to leave Raqa under the name ‘Raqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’.

Protesters across opposition areas last Friday adopted the slogan: “Cleansing Raqa of (ISIL chief Abu Bakr) al-Baghdadi’s Gang” and on Facebook and Twitter activists share photos of the group’s abuses.

One shows a field execution of several men, who kneel blindfolded in a public square, while another shows a man who has already been executed, tied to a makeshift cross in front of wide-eyed children.

Other groups report incidents including a woman given 40 lashes for failing to veil her face.

The campaign has already raised ISIL’s ire, prompting the arrest of some 70 people in Raqa in the past week alone, said Nassar.

“They’ve arrested anyone they’ve caught even opening Facebook for entertainment, people who aren’t political at all. They’ve imposed some crazy version of emergency law on Raqa,” Nasser told AFP.



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