“Two civilians were killed and two were injured on Monday in a terrorist rocket attack which targeted al-Khalediya neighborhood in Aleppo city.
A source at the Police Command told SANA’s correspondent that terrorists located in Bani Zeid neighborhood targeted al-Khalediya neighborhood with rocket shells, killing two civilians, injuring two more, and causing material damage to houses and properties.
A source at the University Hospital said that two people were admitted to the hospital’s ER with wounds of medium severity and received treatment.
On Sunday, nine civilians were injured in a terrorist rocket attack on al-Mogambo neighborhood in the city of Aleppo.
Meanwhile, 13 civilians were injured on Monday in a series of terrorist mortar attacks on neighborhoods in Damascus.
A source at the Police Command told SANA’s correspondent that one mortar shell landed near Sheikh Raslan Mosque in Bab Touma neighborhood, injuring 10 civilians who were rushed to the French Hospital.
The source added that three more shells landed in Baghdad Street, injuring three civilians, and another shell struck Sheikh Mehiddin Mosque in Rukn Eddin area, causing significant material damage to the mosque, while two more shells fell in Shamdin square and al-Jibbeh, causing material damage.
Seven more shells landed in Harasta suburb, causing material damage to cars and shop but no casualties.
Terrorists fired scores of mortar and rocket shells on Damascus and its countryside on Sunday, killing two civilians and injuring 38.”
“…Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) and Faylaq Al-Rahman (Al-Rahman Corps) fired over 100 rockets and mortar shells into the nation’s capital of Damascus on Sunday, killing a dozen civilians and injuring over 60 others.
…According to local sources inside the nation’s capital, the indiscriminate rockets and mortar shells fired by Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman struck Dhiyya Al-Assad, Jaramana, Abu Ramani, Al-Maliki, Al-Baramakah, Al-Zablatani, Al-‘Amarah, Bab Touma, Al-Mazra’at, and 1st Street in Damascus City on Sunday.
The majority of the rockets and mortar shells fired by Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman were reportedly launched in the nearby cities of Harasta, Jobar, Douma, Zamalka, Zibdeen, Kafr Batna, and Beit Sawa.
This is not the first time that Jaysh Al-Islam and their affiliates have targeted the densely populated city of Damascus, the Islamist group and their allies fire indiscriminate rockets and mortar shells daily, while they also obstruct civilians from fleeing the cities under their control.”
“Rebels lobbed dozens of rockets and mortar rounds into Damascus…”
“Syrian state media reported five people were killed and 55 wounded in the opposition barrage on Damascus, which is under tight government control.“
“They fired rockets at the villages. At the beginning, it was only mortars, then they started using a larger size of mortar. Then, the militants started using cooking gas canisters as bombs, “hell cannons.”
They fire from Binnish, a few km south of al-Foua; from Ma’rat Mesreen, about 2 km to the north; and recently from the centre of Idlib they fired rockets to the village, about 8 km away.”
*photos via The Wall Will Fall
De Mistura: “I’ve been meeting those armed groups… those who are not terrorists—not al-Nusra and Da’esh—but all the others I have had the opportunity to meet. …many of them are purely Syrian and do realize that there is no military solution. Therefore, there is a need for some type of political formula.
Abboud: “israel” is hosting, helping and hospitalizing a lot of al-Nusra fighters, and other groups. Have you been in touch with them?”
Mistura: “No I have not, because I’m talking about the regional countries who are actually in one way or another involved or interested at the moment directly in what’s happening in Syria.”
Abboud: “‘israel’ is involved, and they show that on television that al Nusra roams freely in the separation zone of UNDOF, and one thousand or at least 600 of them have been hospitalized inside “israel”. …if they are ignored, do you think that they cannot spoil any agreement?”
Mistura: “At the moment I’ve not been discussing with them. When you look at it, the region, I’ve been calculating.. make a guess, make a guess18 different interlocutors. So, I mean, there is quite a lot to be discussed before reaching that point.”
“The reported truce also extends to the mostly Shiite towns of Kefraya and Fuaa, pro-government enclaves in northwest Idlib province, which is largely under rebel control.
Rebels have long besieged the two towns, forcing the army to bring in supplies via helicopter airlift. In recent days, Sunni Islamist opposition factions have stepped up bombardment of Kefraya and Fuaa in what they have called retaliation for the government attacks against Zabadani.”
“The very few reports which have mentioned the names Kafarya and Foua have promoted a sectarian angle to the continued shelling by NATO-backed militants, portrying this as a Sunni-Shia issue. And while to be sure many of these largely foreign terrorists do adhere to the Saudi Wahhabism or Qatari/Turkey Salafism, the predominantly Shia population originally in Foua and Kafarya have long existed with their non-Shia neighbours in harmony.
…The parallels between Kafarya and Foua and the Gaza Strip, under siege since 2007, are many. Food prices have risen dramatically, and at the same time, residents largely have no income, no means of receiving their salaries if they even have work. For want of cooking fuel, people attempt to cook over wood fires…if wood can be found. There is virtually no electricity; generators can only be run if and when there is fuel, which there largely is not. Without electricity, bakeries have shut down and water is not pumped.
…According to Saer Asleam, militants have targeted the water pumping station, further complicating the water crisis. He also notes a lack of flour, even if the bakeries were running, and more critically, an acute shortage of medicines.
“There are more than 60 critically ill people, and others who have been seriously injured by the shelling. Heart and kidney patients, and those with cancer and other severe diseases, are at risk of dying due to the lack of the necessary medicines and drugs for treatments.”
Already one elderly Foua man, Mustafa Tahhan, has died from kidney failure, Asleam reports. As of August 16, Asleam stated that since the start of the complete siege of Foua and Kafarya on March 28, 2015, more than 125 residents have been martyred, with many more wounded.
…Iyad Khuder noted, “The media is ignoring Foua and Kafarya, concentrating on al-Zabadani, Yarmouk. But who are those people in Zabadani, in Yarmouk? They are people from al-Nusra, ISIS, Ahrar al-Sham…They are militants, but the media claims they are innocent people being killed by the ‘regime’.”
…The Reuters (and corporate media in general) description of them as “Shi’ite Muslim villages” (instead of simply naming the villages and their location) falls in line with the general NATO narrative of “sectarian conflict” in Syria… Syria which was known for its secular nature until the Gulf states Wahabis and Salafis flooded the country.Further in the article, the author is deliberately confusing about the situations in both Zabadani and Kafarya and Foua:“The United Nations envoy for Syria said last month that government air strikes had caused widespread death and destruction in Zabadani, and expressed concern that civilians were trapped both there and in al-Foua and Kefraya villages.”This whitewashes the presence of terrorist factions in Zabadani.Iyad Khuder points out, “the mortars and rockets raining over Damascus are directly linked with the battle of Zabadani. These missiles are originating mostly from Douma, Eastern Ghouta (Zamalka – Irbin – Qaboun – Harasta – Jobar), as well as from Qudsaya and Al-Hameh in the northern countryside of Damascus.”…”
See some examples of children maimed by terrorists’ mortaring, these are children I saw in a Damascus hospital last February and also in April 2014.