Sunday, June 19, 2011

"These Assad people are vicious. They have no pity. They like killing."

The houses looked abandoned, windows and doors locked, a broken shutter clattering in the wind. Then, one by one, they began to appear from their hiding places, mainly women and children, a few elderly people. The residents of this village had learned to their cost that being caught unawares in this violent conflict could have lethal consequences.

The raid by the secret police – the Mukhabarat – and the Shabbiha militia had come at dawn. The killings had been cold-blooded and quick, three men shot dead as, barely awake, they tried desperately to get away. A search for others had proved fruitless; they had fled the day before. The damage to homes vented the frustration of the gunmen at missing their quarries.

"They were working from a list. But they made mistakes. One of them was the wrong person. They did not even have the right name of the man they killed," said Qais al-Baidi, gesturing towards the graves on a sloping hillside. "But none of them deserved this. They were not terrorists. They had just taken part in some demonstrations. These Assad people are vicious. They have no pity. They like killing." More...

Don't miss:
  1. " Police had orders to keep shooting until the last bullet." 
  2. American lesbian blogger Amina Abdallah kidnapped in Syria... 
  3. This is what's happening in Syria (WARNING. Extremely graphic)    
  4. Hamza Ali al-Khateeb,13, shot and had genitals removed before being killed ... 
  5. Video of tortured boy’s corpse deepens anger in Syria...
  6. Massacre after massacre in Syria: 70 protesters killed in Hama. Where's the outrage?

No comments:

Post a Comment