ربي اغفر لشهداء مديتني حمص و لشهداء سوريا أجمعين.أرواحم الطاهرة ديارها الجنة.
The regime’s forces renewed their bombarding over the city since the early morning hours, targeting the city indiscriminately and also bombarding Al Rastan Bridge. They also targeted a medical rescue team. MEG23s launched airstrikes on residential areas. Huge explosions shook the whole city, leading to much destruction in the houses of civilians and to the injury of many civilians as well. At least 9 martyrs have been reportedly documented up until now, amongst them one whole family that was buried under the rubble of their own bombarded house. Activists report that up until now, the bombardment is still ongoing and is getting more severe as artillery in Al Handaseh brigade joined the military campaign on Rastan today and escalated their bombarding, targeting the city utterly indiscriminately.
The humanitarian conditions in the city are extremely horrible as the siege has been imposed on it for more than 6 months whilst the military campaign and extensive bombardment has not stopped a single day since 191 days up until this moment. Makeshift hospitals are packed with wounded civilians. Other families currently are fleeing the city, fearing the continuous, indiscriminate bombardment, although the weather is bitter cold and areas close to Rastan also are under attack by the regime’s forces.
Free Syrian Army brigades released an announcement stating that they shall all unite to fight the regime’s warplanes, which launch airstrikes and drop bombs that lead to much of the massacres in Rastan city and its surroundings.
–Attempts to pull the martyrs out of the rubble:
–Martyr Abdul Kareem Al Turkmani:
–Martyrs’ families bidding farwell:
–Martyrs being buried:
–Civilians fleeing the bombardment:
–Medical rescue team targeted:
–Rastan bridge targeted:
–Announcement by FSA:
Eastern Al Buwayda village (Al Qusair’s suburbs):
Helicopters dropped several cluster bombs and TNT barrels over the village, leading to the injury of many civilians, amongst them one whole family. 2 martyrs fell; they are:
– Martyr Adel Mohammad Bakkar / aged 27
– Martyr Mohammad Abraham Al Ahmed / aged 51
– Also, Omar Shaman got martyred after succumbing to the wounds he sustained due to bombardment.
Do note that the death toll is likely to rise since the medical conditions are utterly horrible and there are many civilians who got severely wounded.
–Martyr Adel Mohammad Bakkar:
–Martyr Mohammad Abraham Al Ahmed:
–Heavy bombardment by a weird, new type of bombs:
–Destruction by bombardment:
[Report was composed by Syrian Revolution General Commission]
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