Ännu en omfattande terrorattack i Damaskus, sana.sy – Tens of Martyrs and Wounded Civilians in Two Terrorist Explosions in Damascus
Two terrorist explosions hit Damascus Thursday morning near al-Qazaz crowded intersection at the southern ring-road .
The explosions took place at a densely populated area as they coincided with the employees and students going to their jobs and schools.
The two terrorist explosions caused tens of martyrs and wounded civilians ; a big carter is seen in the place of the explosions and the chassis of burned cars and means of transport scatter over all the targeted area.
Damascus Twin Blasts Vehemently Condemned, Such Acts Target will & determination of the Syrians to Overcome Crisis
Press TV – Dozens killed, injured in ‘terrorist bombings’ in Syrian capital: State TV
Syrian state TV says two bomb attacks have been carried out in the capital, Damascus, killing and wounding dozens of people.
The “terrorist attacks” were carried out on the freeway in the south of Damascus early on Thursday, the state TV said.
Syrian havoc: Twin blasts kill 50 as peace mission in jeopardy
Sharmine Narwani – Crunch Time in Syria: The UN Protocol’s Jihadist Loophole
In early February, unnamed US officials confirmed that al-Qaeda was responsible for the December 23 and January 6 bombings in Damascus and was also likely behind the double suicide blasts in Aleppo on February 10. This unexpected confirmation from Washington rang alarm bells, but not enough to slow down NATO-GCC efforts to incautiously promote regime change in Syria.
That changed slightly a few days later when al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri delivered his eight-minute internet speech “Onward, Oh Lions of Syria” urging fellow jihadists from neighboring Muslim countries to join the battle in Syria. Chat rooms on jihadist websites revealed that militants from Iraq, Libya, Lebanon and elsewhere were already engaged inside the country. Video clips circulated on the web showed gruesome violent crimes by militant Islamists against both Syrian security forces and other Islamists, while radical sheikhs were televised ordering acts of retribution against civilian members of Syria’s ruling Alawite sect.
On Syria’s border with Lebanon, jihadist activities have skyrocketed. The Libya-origin arms shipment destined for Syria and intercepted by the Lebanese Army two weeks ago was no lone incident – it was the fourth such “capture.” And just ten days ago, a fellow reporter captured on film Jihadists transporting heavy weapons like Stinger shoulder-held surface-to-air missiles, Cobra anti-tank missiles and Sam-7 surface-to-air missiles into Syrian territory.
So now it appears the jihadist element inside Syria is going to put the international community to a test.
It is crunch time in Syria. Allow the jihadist battle to take flight there, and there is no telling how far and wide this fight will spread. The Annan Plan is the “only game in town,” and the Syrian Army the only military force that can take action against these militants.
Define this common enemy in a revised UN Protocol – and draft a Security Council-approved plan to target these foreign fighters. Or else stop complaining about Al Qaeda explosives smuggled onto flights destined for the United States and beyond.
En lista från voltairenet.org över dåd begångna av de väpnade grupperna mellan 12- 25 april, enligt syriska regeringen:
• Members of military and police forces killed: over 200 (the fate of captured soldiers is unknown)
• Civilians killed by armed opposition: 189
• Members of military and police forces injured: 571
• Civilians injured by the armed opposition: 291
• citizens kidnapped by gangs: over 200
• Lootings: 144
• Bombings: 102
• Bombs defused: 47
Från Susan Rice’s twitter idag. Vad menar galningen egentligen? Innan det är för sent?