by Afraa Dagher
Ten elementary students were murdered yesterday morning, 20 November 2016, by the cowardly, hated missiles of western-backed “moderate” armed gangs in Aleppo, Syria, when the Sariah Hassoun primary school in al Fourqan was targeted. A little child, a beautiful girl, was shocked. She was at her school when the terrorists launched their advanced missiles on her school. She witnessed the horror of the genocide. She saw her friends murdered. She saw her classmates injured. She was also injured; her blood was covering her hands, and some spots on her small face. This child was forced to suddenly be mourning her friends, to ask this dumb and deaf world, “What have we done to deserve that? I ask God to take you all! It is enough!“
Another child asked his teacher to say his dead classmates are martyrs, as the reason for them not coming to school, tomorrow.
A beautiful teacher who survived the bombings had to have her leg amputated. A mother, when she heard of the school bombing, ran to try to rescue her kid, but the missiles, the continued shelling of missiles on Aleppo, also killed the mom. The little girl, childishly trying to understand what happened, asked her father, “where is my mom? She will never wait for me after this.”
Children and teachers are the targets of the so-called moderate rebels — who the rude western media nonstop call freedom and democracy fighters.
In a previous article to SyriaNews, we told the story of Kid Yousef, who was killed when sniper bullets targeted his small chest, as he was coming back from his school to his home. These atrocities are not new for Syrians; the twin car bombs which killed Syrian children in Akrima School in Homs, will not be forgotten. To the ignorant west, about our country’s pain, we don’t need your lying media to remember our lost children, slaughtered by the terrorists you support.
This is the way the western-backed terrorists, “rebels,” are dealing with their failure in achieving any progress on the ground. Our Syrian Arab Army (SAA) — backed by allies — is progressing to liberate neighborhoods in eastern Aleppo which are under terrorist control: They bomb our schools and make martyrs of our children.
The terrorist strongholds are complicated, and the SAA advances toward Hanono housing, and the al Sakhour district, important center of the western-sponsored terrorists. This advancing, the liberation of these sites, will make future liberation, on other fronts, easier. Not only will it reunite Aleppo, but it will pave the road to eradicating terrorists from Daraa and al Qunietra. The terrorists and their masters recognize the importance of the Aleppo Battle, in keeping their strongholds in other cities.
Thus, these terrorists have rejected many opportunities to leave Aleppo, to move to another place, such as Idlib. They also prevented the civilians of the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo to flee through the humanitarian corridors which were opened by the Syrian Arab Army, with the help of Russia. Moreover, they used those civilians — 275,000 persons — as human shields. They besieged them, they control their resources of food and water and sell to them at hell prices. They also force some civilians to join with their faux “jihadi” fighters, to fight their own people, and the Army, in exchange for food.
These reports on life under terrorist occupation came from two rescued families who — with the help of the SAA — were able to successfully flee the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, into the western one under control of the Syrian government.
The Syrian Arab Army understands that the only option to get rid of these armed gangs, is the military option; therefore airstrikes were launched on weapons stores in Idlib, which has supply lines to terrorist-controlled neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo.
Everyone condemns terrorist attacks when they are committed in western countries. Syrians, though, are forced to explain that this country is filled with terrorists, foreign terrorists who are armed by NATO countries.
Also yesterday, Steffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy to Syria, met with our Foreign Minister Walid al Muallem. Dr. Muallem expected news for resuming intra-Syria talks. Instead, he was told that the UN wants to reward terrorists by creating “self-administration” in the areas under their control. We rejected this. We can’t leave 275,000 civilians under terrorists administration. It is our duty to protect our people.
Meanwhile, today, the US-led coalition which breaches international law by pretending to bomb the terrorists it supports in Syria (“ISIS” terrorists, never to be confused with “FSA” terrorists) supposed to bomb terrorists, murdered 10 civilians by bombing in the northern countryside of Raqqa. Raqqa is a city of 800,000 civilians who are held hostage by 3,000 terrorists.
Brutal attacks on professors, scientists, and students have been ongoing, since the beginning of the foreign-imposed Syrian crisis. In October 2012, Dr. Tasabihiji, ENT specialist and head of Aleppo University Hospital, was murdered by the FSA. In January 2013, 80 students were killed in Aleppo University, by FSA bombs. In March 2013, 20 students were killed at Architect College of Damascus University, by FSA bombs. In June 2013, the car of Dr. Sehem Dannoun, professor at Damascus University, was remotely detonated. Dr. Dannoun required bilateral above the knee amputations, to save her life. Let us be mindful that on D-Day 2016, National Security Advisor Susan Rice noted that the US had provided $1.7 billion in “lethal and non-lethal support” to the members of the “moderate vetted opposition.”
This primary school was named in memory of Sariah Hassoun, the martyred son of Syria’s Grand Mufti. The 21-year-old university student was murdered in October 2011, on the Idlib-Aleppo Highway. Two of his FSA assassins were caught; they had each been paid 50,000 Syrian pounds for their hideous wetwork.
9 November was the 27th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which led to the reunification of that city. Why are NATO countries, and their msm permitted the double standards of wanting Aleppo to be severed from itself?
Would any American consider saying that part of Philadelphia is under government control? By accepting the anti-Syria propaganda of our politicians and their mainstream media, we normalize colonialism.
On 6 October, de Mistura made a grandiose offer of himself, as human shield for takfiri wishing to leave Aleppo:
If you decide to leave in dignity with your weapons to Idlib or anywhere you wanted to go, I personally am ready, physically to accompany you. I can’t guarantee more than my own personality and body.
de Mistura’s dramatic words were offered solely for the purpose of another round of anti-Syria propaganda, as the same msm that was in a swoon over his offer, was mute when he became a no-show during the weeks of the humanitarian pause. de Mistura has consistently pushed for the balkanization of the Syrian Arab Republic.