In exchange for allowing food into the terrorist-held Zabadani village north-west of Damascus that is surrounded by Syrian forces and Hizbullah fighters, the terrorists have agreed to allow some food into the villages of Kafarya and Foua in Idlib province. A 48-hour ceasefire has also been agreed which as of this report is holding.
**note, these are the words of friends in Beirut who have family in Kafarya & Foua.
“This morning, official news were announced regarding a truce for 48 hours in “Zabadani” and “Kafarya & Foua” after negotiations between Turks and Iranians. The Truce was supposed to start at 6 Am this morning, but the Militants broke it shortly after announcement and shelled the two villages at about 8:30 AM killing 3 civilians, and wounding Many as was reported by Al- Mayadeen Channel.
The Truce was supposed to serve as a time for allowing out those with cases described as hard and imminent, and so that further negotiations are conducted by Iran and Turkey to arrive at a final settlement for the situation, where it was primarily suggested that safe roads would be opened by both parties of the conflict, one to allow the sieged Militants in “Zabadani” out, in return for allowing out the sieged civilians of “Kafarya & Foua”. However, nothing is certain at the moment regarding the seriousness of this suggestion.
I will keep you All updated Inshallah, and our prayers are with all those on the ground fighting the battle of defense with the little they have on their own.”
“Yesterday, a massacre was committed in northern Syria with more than 22 martyrs and tens of wounded, and hasn’t made it to the headlines in any western or Arabic media platform.The two villages” Kafarya &foua” have been under siege since the beginning of the crisis, more than four years ago, preserving one safe-access road, which kept life ongoing in the villages, whilst barely permitting residents to leave the villages.
More than four months ago, and when the Syrian Army lost Idlib to the Terrorists and withdrew from its bases in the province, the villages fell under a complete siege from Jabhat Al-Nusra and its allies on 23/3/2015.
138 days of siege, with no water, electricity, communications, or medical & food supplies. And while the terrorists carry out almost daily rocket attacks against the residents, leaving dozens of martyrs and wounded, the injured are often left without any medical treatment.
During the last week of July 2015, The terrorists launched a unified attack on the two villages which they entitled, “The Battle of liberating Kafarya & Foua”, and ever since, the rocket attacks have become more frequent and aggressive (500 kg rockets) accompanied by attempted ground invasions of the villages by thousands of militia.
Yesterday, in the most brutal attack yet, launched by the terrorists since the beginning of the Syrian Crisis against Kafarya & Foua, the residents announced 22 civilian Martyrs (mostly children) and dozens of wounded, with more than 1500 shell hitting their neighbourhoods. A tunnel had been dug under the villagers and this was packed with 15T of explosives and detonated [see video filmed by Al Nusra media]. Finally one of their suicide bombers strapped 5T of explosive to their body and blew themselves up injuring more innocent civilians. The village defences have some reinforcement from Hezbollah and approximately 4000 Syrian NDF volunteer forces.
Until now the residents have managed to thwart the attempts of invasion, but now the clear and imminent threat of invasion strikes terror into their hearts as they are only too aware that successful ground invasion will result in the massacre of civilians in their homes.
To activists like us all, the righteous causes always represent a duty that we try to advocate and do all we can to contribute to it, but when we have direct ties to the matter we feel that it is yet more obligatory that we answer the call of help.
Our devoted brother Mohammad Alabed [Global Campaign to Return to Palestine] who has always put the righteous cause of Palestine over everything else in his life, is originally from Kafarya & Foua. His sisters and brothers, his entire family are under siege there and live under constant threat of death or kidnap.
Help us advocate the cause so that the media starts spreading awareness regarding their situation in order to put more pressure to ensure a military effort to liberate them from the terrorist forces.
Please spread the save Kafarya and Foua memes so as to raise awareness of this horrific and terrifying situation for the residents of these marooned and besieged villages.
We include a photo of the beautiful 1 year old “Rimas” [cover picture] who was killed by the terrorist shells yesterday. And a letter from 5 years old Sarah addressed to God where she said:
“Please God allow us to go safely to Sham (Damascus)…
I am the little child Sarah, Answer my Prayer
Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, Oh God,
Let us go to Sham…
Allah Answers the prayers of children…
Sincerely the Child Sarah…”