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30 feared dead in Syria mosque attack

2012-07-24 21:36

Amman - Syrian forces killed up to 30 worshippers on Tuesday as they converged on a mosque to perform Ramadan evening prayers in a village northwest of the city of Hama, opposition activists said.

"Troops and shabbiha [militia loyal to President Bashar Assad] left the roadblock on the edge of Shariaa and crossed the main road and began firing automatic rifles at the worshippers as they were entering the mosque," Jamil al-Hamwi, one of the activists, said by telephone from al-Ghab Plain.

"We have confirmed the names for 15 bodies and there is a similar number estimated still to be collected from the streets," Hamwi, who uses a pseudonym for safety reasons, said.

Comments
  • zaahid.appoles - 2012-07-24 21:43

    sad, extremely sad. especially when people of the same faith and especially in this holy moth they find themselves in. may the Almighty have mercy on the people of Syria and cause the destruction of the opressors.....

      keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-07-24 21:52

      Those rebel brothers of yours are the onse who is instigating all these killings instead of laying down their arms and dialoge

      keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-07-24 21:58

      Yes I agree with you its sad, but one has to way the scales they are killing and bombing innocent people who is just doing their job , so what do you expect?? this is war my friend what goes around comes around

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-24 23:37

      Keith supports the UNELECTED dictator of Syria attempting to hold onto UNELECTED power by killing, maiming, detaining and torturing Syrians WHO WANT TO VOTE. It's even okay to gas them. He's actually called for Assad to do the latter.

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-25 13:05

      Keith lives backwards i bet he fancies the dark ages too...

  • Muhammad - 2012-07-24 21:59

    Allah grant them Jannatul Firdos. N destroyed all these Zalimz if they not meant for Hidayat. I think should send Padel Jamaats in these Areas

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-24 23:38

      Do you really want more violence and destruction? Why? Do we not have enough violence in our world.

  • ghengis.khan.585 - 2012-07-25 09:50

    What I find amazing is that there is no way of verifying this but the news reports it with such conviction and authority. Who knows who killed these people or if they were in fact killed?

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-25 13:06

      Ahhh the hulk killed them Kahnie boy...my you are pathetic!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-25 13:27

      Assad is trying to keep journalists out of Syria. Why do you imagine he's doing this? It isn't working anyway, because the 300 international observers are in the country, brave journalists get in somehow, and mobile media gets the news out too.

      ghengis.khan.585 - 2012-07-25 14:10

      Bradley...what is pathetic is your comment. I have no words for the small limits of your brain.

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