As charming as these scenes are, I’ve had many tell me over the years, including recently, that holidays are tainted with massive sadness for those martyred and maimed by terrorists and in the fight against terrorism and to restore peace to Syria.
I always feel the need to note that these street scenes of tranquility would be impossible without the sacrifices of the Syrian army and allies, and that until the liberation last year of eastern Ghouta, and Yarmouk and surrounding areas, these streets were being constantly targeted by terrorist mortars and missiles, amounting to *at least* 10,000 civilians murdered in Damascus area alone, although I’ve heard higher estimates.
–US-Backed Terrorism in Syria: A First-Hand Account of the Use of Mortars Against Civilians (September 2014)
–University Hospital, Damascus: Meeting Victims of Western-backed Mortar and Rocket Terrorism (February 2015)
–Terrorists’ Attack on Damascus Restaurant and Homes: “They have no humanity and no respect for children” (July 2016)
–UN Feigns Outrage Over Ghouta While Terrorist Rockets Rain Down on Damascus (February 2018)
–Life under shelling: Insight into traditional Damascus home damaged in attacks (VIDEO)
–Revisiting Areas Mortared by Terrorists Before Peace Was Restored, Damascus (with Hadi Nasrallah )
–Patriotic Syrian Insisted to Stay in Syria, Despite Terrorists’ Bombings (with Hadi Nasrallah )
–Mortars Which Terrorized Damascus Residents Fall No More (with Hadi Nasrallah )
–Damascus Walks: Glimpses of Normal Life Without Terrorism –Terrorist Mortars on Damascus, Apr 2014