town was attacked from the north-east by troops of bandits and professional mercenaries, totaling up to 700 people. The militants came from Ar-Rastan (Al Farouk brigade of the Syrian Free Army, led by the terrorist Abdul Razak Tlass of 250 people), from the village of Aqraba (led by terrorist Yahya Al Yousef), from the village Farlaha, joined and local gangsters from Al Hula. City Ar-Rastan long abandoned almost all civilians. Now there dominate the Wahhabis, which Lebanon is fueling money and arms to one of the main organizers of international terrorism, Saad Hariri, who heads the anti-Syrian political movement “Tayar Al-Mustaqbal” (“Future Movement”). Road from Ar-Rastan to Al Hula runs through Bedouin areas, government forces have little control, which is why the attack on militants Al Hula was a complete surprise to the Syrian authorities.
When militants seized the lower checkpoint in the city center (landmark – Tower pumping station) and is located next to the local police department, they began to sweep all the families loyal to the authorities of the neighboring houses, including the elderly, women and children. Whole families were killed a few kind Al Sayed, including 20 young children, and the family of the genus Abdur Razaq. Many of those killed were “guilty” in the fact that dared to move from the Sunni version of Islam in Shiite. People were killed with knives and shot at point blank range. Then they killed the people have tried to present the United Nations and the world community as victims of the bombing of the Syrian army, traces of which were found.
fact that UN observers heard at night in the hotel Safir Homs artillery fire … on Al Hula, other than a stupid joke for the UN Security Council , I can not name. Until Al Hula of Homs 32 kilometers in a straight line. What tanks or guns, firing at the Al Hula? Yes, at night in Homs to about 3 nights, intensive gunfire, including heavy weapons. But, for example, on the night of Monday to Tuesday night shooting was due to an attempt to regain control of law enforcement officials for a security corridor along the road to Damascus, Tariq Al-Sham.
Visual inspection of Al Hula impossible to find at least some traces of fresh destruction, bombing or shelling. Approximately every hour undertaken attack militants in the last remaining entrance to Tal Dow checkpoint. Militants used heavy weapons in active sniper of the number of professional mercenaries.
purpose of provocation was the wrath and indignation of the international community and under pressure in a hurry to “push” the adoption of the West need UN Security Council resolution on Syria, opening the way NATO military aggression. Note that at the time failed exactly the same provocation militants murder 49 women and children in Shumarov (Homs), also organized by the arrival of Kofi Annan. Previous provocation was immediately exposed as soon as it became known that the bodies of kidnapped earlier this Alawites. In this provocation also found serious inconsistencies – the names of the number of dead loyal to the authorities, no traces of bombings, etc. However. Machine running provocation. Today, on the part of NATO bombing sound direct threats to Syria, began a coordinated expulsion of Syrian diplomats …
Today in the city of Al Hula no Syrian troops not, but there is, nevertheless, regularly distributed gunfire. Moreover, it is unclear whether it is the militants out with each other, whether in continuing physical cleaning of supporters of Bashar Assad.
Militants opened fire on virtually everyone who is trying to get closer to the edge of the city. Before we fired the UN convoy and damaged two armored jeep UN observers when they tried to drive up to the army checkpoint in Tal Dow. In the attack on the convoy was seen twenty terrorist. The fire was on the slopes of the first unprotected armor jeep, the rear door of the second armored car was hooked by shrapnel. Among the attendants there are wounded.
Wounded soldier: “The next day, UN observers came to our office and as soon as they arrived at the office, the militants started firing at the observers. And the three of us were injured. One was wounded in the leg, the second – in the back, and I’m hip.
When they came to the observers, they could hear a woman who was standing next to them and cried, the woman stood there and begged her to help observers – to protect against bandits. When I was injured, observers saw as I fell, but none of them did not help me. Our checkpoint no longer exists.
civilians in Tal-Dow no longer exists. There were only insurgents. Attitude of the local population to us was excellent. They are very good to us, they called the army to enter the Tal-Dau. We were attacked by snipers. “
100-200 meters from our TV gunmen attacked a group of BMP, have gone to change the soldiers at the checkpoint. In this case, the soldiers – a draftee got a concussion and slight tangential wound in the head by a sniper. Considering punched Kevlar helmet guy seems to not even realize that he had just miraculously survived …
Snipers killed every day up to 10 soldiers and police at checkpoints. However, before the daily casualties of law enforcement agencies in Homs the dozens of victims. But, unfortunately, when we still at 10 am was taken to the morgue 6 dead soldiers and policemen. Most were shot in the head. And it’s early in the day …
So, killed by snipers in the early morning hours of May 29:
1. Sergeant Ibrahim Halyuf
2. Sergeant Ibrahim Salman
3. Policeman Mahmoud Danaver
4. Soldier Ali Daher
5. Sergeant Wisam Haidar
names of six of the dead soldier failed to learn
After praying about 14-00 on May 25 from the mosque to cause provocation group Said Fayez Al Talha Iksh of mortar and rocket-propelled grenades were fired at a checkpoint law enforcement. By return fire from the BRDM was hurt mosque, and this has been achieved the first goal to start a great provocation.
then two militant groups under the leadership of terrorist Nidal Hasan and Al Bakkura clan Al Hallyaka the support squad of mercenaries attacked the upper checkpoint on the eastern outskirts of the city. At 15.30 the upper checkpoint was taken, and all the prisoners, soldiers executed: someone cut the throat of a Sunni conscripts, someone burned alive as Abdullah Chaoui of Der Zor.
During an attack on a checkpoint in the east of the top fighters lost in killed 25 people, which is then submitted to the UN observers including 108 civilians dead – victims of the regime, allegedly killed in the bombing and shelling of the city by the Syrian army. As for the remaining 83 bodies, including 49 young children, it was executed by rebels of the family, loyal to the Syrian authorities.
interview a police officer: “My name is Al Khosa, I am a member of law enforcement. I was in the village of Tal-Dow, the Al-Hula, Homs province.
On Friday our checkpoint was attacked by a large group of militants. There were thousands.
Question: How do you protect yourself?
Answer: A simple weapon. We had 20 people, we called support, and when she went to us, I was injured and only woke up in the hospital. The attackers were from Ar-Rastan and Al-Hula. Militants control Tal-Dau. They burned houses and killed people for families because they were loyal to the authorities. Raped women and killed children. ”
Interview wounded soldier: “I Mahmood Ahmed Al Khali. I’m from Manbezh. Was wounded in Tal-Dau. I am from a support group, which has come to the aid of our comrades, who stood at the checkpoint.
Militants destroyed 2 BMP and BRDM standing on our checkpoint. We drove into the Tal-Dow BMP to take our wounded comrades from the checkpoint within the city. We drove them back to the BMP, and I stayed in their place.
And after a while came to the UN observers. They came to us, we had them home cut bandits families and children. I saw a family, consisting of three brothers and their father in the same room. In another room we found murdered young children and their mother. Still what – An elderly man was killed in this house. Only five men, woman and children. This woman who was raped and shot in the head, I covered her with a blanket. And the commission saw them all. They put them in the car and drove away. I do not know where they were taken, but likely to be buried. “
Once they had captured the city, they carried the bodies of their dead fighters, as well as the dead bodies of people and their children to the mosque. They transported their bodies pickups KIA.
20-00 By May 25 bodies were already in the mosque. The next day at 11 o’clock in the morning to the mosque arrived UN observers.
To exert pressure on public opinion and change in the right direction the position of Russia and China, have been prepared in advance texts and subtitles in Russian and Chinese languages, to read: “Syria – Homs – the city of Hula.Horrible massacre committed by force the Syrian regime against civilians in the town of Hula. Dozens of victims and their numbers are growing, mostly women and children were brutally killed in indiscriminate CITY BOMBING. “(Leaving the author’s edition – MM.)
Two days later, on May 27, when the inhabitants of the stories and video footage, it became clear that the facts of the shelling and bombing not confirmed, Editorial videos thugs has undergone a significant change. At the end of the text you see the following postscript: “And some were killed with knives.”
ANNA-News continues with the publication of eyewitness reports, which the team has made on their trip to Al–Hula (al-Houla) and in the region of Al–Hula.
General Kassem Jamal Suleiman
According to him, inspection bodies confirms “the absence of fractures and other signs of death from shelling.”
“All the victims – family members who refused to support the armed resistance and were in conflict with the rebels,” – said the general, adding that all of them were shot at close range or melee weapons.
I would like to know. To what event does Mr. VandeHei refer? I’ve grown very skeptical of anything a Western journalist says about Assad.
Jim VandeHei, President and CEO, POLITICO
“who videotaped rolling over the heads of their victims”
And no wonder that the President is conflicted, privately. If you look at that poll, that’s exactly what the President thinks. And the truth is he can’t say what the truth is, which is there’s not even a glorious win to the war that you finally got them to ascribe as a war. Even if you play it out, and say they get exactly what they want, and they purge the Islamic state from Syria.
What are you left with? You’re left with Assad, who’s brutalized and killed 200,000 people. Who videotaped rolling over the heads of their victims. And you’ve created a state, the Jordanian state, where it’s basically an untenable refugee camp. It’s a mess. And that’s why you see this confliction.
And one of the things that I think people want to see from the President is just more clarity.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Lavrov has criticized the move not to invite Syria and Iran to the meeting.
“Syria and Iran are our natural allies in the fight against IS, and their participation in today’s meeting could significantly enrich our work. Moral standards on which the anti-terrorism battle is based shouldn’t become vague,” he stated.
Lavrov also stated that the IS is evidently planning to “edge the whole region of the Middle East into the abyss of religious wars,” enlisting their crimes.
He spoke out harshly against all the activities of IS which “threaten the future of Iraq,” with “death and destruction” spilling into Syria as well.
Aggressive actions by the terrorist organization which calls itself ‘Islamic State’ threaten the future of Iraq. Extremists bring death and destruction to the neighboring Syria as well.
Lavrov also stated that the IS is evidently planning to “edge the whole region of the Middle East into the abyss of religious wars,” by listing their crimes.
“They murdered and humiliate Christians, stage horrific executions of journalists. They try to impose on Muslims an unacceptable attitude to other confessions and to the entire world,” Lavrov said.
The minister expressed a strong point of view regarding the IS ambitions for independence.
“The IS commanders should have no illusions: they do not represent Islam and they would never be allowed to create their state,” he said.
He also expressed the Russian position in favor of “the continued independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq,” as well as “the advancement of inclusive political process.”
Finally, Lavrov expressed Russia’s readiness to participate in the development of additional measures for fighting terrorism.
“We already provide significant military and other necessary help to strengthen the anti-terrorism potential of Iraq, Syria and other states in the region which are on the frontline in their fight against the IS,” he said.
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