Sunday, 27 May 2012

Horrific Massacre in Houla, Syrian Authorities Deny Responsibility

Local Editor

It’s agreed upon among all parties and sides that a horrific massacre was committed in the Syrian towns of Houla and Teldo in Homs which claimed the lives of dozens of innocent women and children.Houla massacre

Contradicting Stories

Several contradicting stories were circulated since the news of the massacre was announced.

The so-called "Syrian National Council" directly accused the authorities of being behind the massacre and the United Arab Emirates was quick to call for an urgent meeting of the Arab League to discuss the matter. The council claimed that entire families were “slaughtered” by “regime mercenaries”, and that the hands of children were tied before being killed. But pictures of the massacre proved that nobody was “tied” or “slaughtered”. “Bullets trances were clear on the bodies, and on some others shrapnel from heavy shelling,” Syria Truth website said.

SANA news agency said terrorist groups related to Al-Qaeda committed the massacres.

Massacres Precede UN Meetings

In a first official response to the Houla crime, Syria’s foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday that the Syrian government is not responsible for the massacre.

Jihad Al-Maqdissi"We completely deny responsibility for this terrorist massacre against our people," Jihad Al-Maqdissi told a press conference blaming terrorists for the deaths on Friday and Saturday.

Maqdissi announced that the government had opened an investigation and set up a military and legal committee to investigate the massacre where the results will emerge within days.

The foreign ministry spokesman assured that Syrian security forces were in case of self-defense in Houla, adding that pictures of the massacre show the methodology of brutal murders that are not the morality of the Syrian army.

While mentioning that these kinds of massacres always precede UN Security Council sessions, Maqdissi said that this time it coincided with UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s visit to Syria on Monday.

“Any side destroying calm in Syria, whether a regional or other country, is a partner in shedding the Syrians blood,” Maqdissi said, adding that the Syrian government want calm to prevail, and that it is committed to Annan's plan.

The head of UN observers mission in Syria Saturday condemned the "tragic and brutal" massacre in Syria, warning the prolonged violence could lead the country to a civil war.

Mood: Terrible Tragedy

Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, head of the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria, issued a statement on Saturday in which he said UN observers went earlier Saturday to Houla, where they found more than 32 children under the age of 10 and over 60 adults were killed. "This is by whatever standard a terrible tragedy for each family, for the village and for the Syrian people," he said. "This indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force is unacceptable and unforgivable."

New Massacres by al-Qaeda-linked Terrorist Groups against Families in Homs Countryside Prior to Annan's Visi 

27, 2012t

PROVINCES, (SANA)- Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups committed two horrible massacres against a number of families in the towns of al-Shumariyeh and Taldo in the countryside of Homs province, in escalation of their crimes that comes usually before Security Council sessions on Syria and this time in coincidence with the announced visit of the UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.


A source in the province told SANA reporter that terrorist groups from al-Qaeda perpetrated two appalling massacres against families in al-Shumariyeh village in Homs countryside in addition to committing sabotage acts on a large scale.

The source mentioned that the terrorists brutally killed Mohammad Abdul-Nabi Abdullah, his wife and six sons in addition to the citizen Rateb al-Oulo along with his son.

Massacre in Taldo in Homs

The source added that other al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups in Taldo town in the province's countryside committed a massacre against al-Sayyid family killing with cold-blood Aref Mohammad al-Sayyid, his two brothers Imad and Ouqba, his wife Izdihar Ali al-Daher and three children.
The groups also committed acts of burning the citizens' houses and crops to accuse the army of bombarding the area in Taldo, in addition to sabotaging the National Hospital in the area and attacking a headquarters of law enforcement forces.

Terrorist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda committed last March 15th a massacre in Karm Allouz neighborhood in Homs that claimed the lives of 15 citizens, including a woman and her four children, before a Security Council session on Syria was to be held next day.
Authorities Seize Explosive Device Factory and Repository in Homs
Authorities seized and an explosive device factory and repository operated by the armed terrorist groups in al-Qseir town in Homs countryside.
SANA reporter said the store includes a large quantity of raw materials for explosive devices, acid, large-sized gas cylinders and detonators.
Armed Terrorist Group in Deir Ezzor Abducts Workers in al-Omar Oil Field
On Saturday, an armed terrorist group intercepted a bus belonging to al-Furat Oil Company and took the bus and the passengers to an unknown place.
SANA reporter said that the armed terrorist group intercepted the bus in Mo Hassan town in Deir Ezzor Province, adding that the bus was heading to al-Omar Oil Field.
Armed Terrorist Group Burglarizes SYP 12 Million in Albu Kamal
An armed terrorist group burglarized SYP 12 million from Hajin Town Office which is affiliated to the Agricultural Bank in Albu Kamal city in Deir Ezzor province.
SANA reporter said the armed terrorist group stormed in the office and threatened the cashier to steal the money and seals.
A Number of Terrorists Killed or Injured in Blast while Making Explosive Devices in Aleppo
In the province of Aleppo, a number of members of an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group were killed or injured in a blast of an explosive device which they were making in a place in Tal Raf'at town in the countryside of Aleppo.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that a number of the group's members were in the process of making explosive devices in a poultry farm in the mentioned town when one of the explosive devices went off killing and injuring a number of the terrorists and causing damages to the poultry farm.
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1 comment:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

The individuals subjugation to The State, and the terror employed, shows a cultural tradition that will not cease simply by Western television, nor democratic sharia.