Young soldiers, who defended the city, greeted the Russian journalists who arrived in Midan, with enthusiasm and salute in the air. They chant: “Allah, Syria, Bashar!”, And some of them trample down the symbolism of the rebels with heavy army boots - a ribbon in the form of a flag taken from the garbage stories- the time of the French occupation. We are shown withdrawn from gangs weaponamong which, of course, a lot of foreign.
It is said that there were several hundred insurgents, many were high.
Western media at the time was spreading lies about the fact that “Damascus is being subjected to helicopter shelling.” The Ministry of Information of Syria has categorically refuted this lie. I, as a direct witness, can only confirm the correctness of the Ministry of Information - there was no talk of any "helicopter shelling". This is the same misinformation, as well as the “messages” about the storming of the presidential palace a few days ago - the hangmen of Syria, of course, have a wild fantasy, but very primitive.
People forced to flee their homes because of the bandits are returning. The governor of Damascus Bushr al-Sabban visited the Al-Midan district and confirmed that security had been restored in the quarter. Young volunteers clean the streets of the wounded area from dirt and plant trees as symbols of a new life, in which there will be no room for violence and gangster antics.
The suburb of Damascus Al-Qaboun was also cleared of gangs.
The inspired mood of an old capital darkens the grief over the deceased officer-heroes - the martyrs of July 18. Unfortunately, another person who was wounded during the terrible act of terrorism - the head of the National Security Service, member of the leadership of the Arab Socialist Revival Party, Brigadier General Hisham Ihtiyar, died. A mourning farewell ceremony was held at the Al-Shami hospital.
The rally in memory of the victims of this terrorist attack took place in Moscow at the diplomatic office of Syria - about 200 people from the Syrian diaspora and sympathetic citizens of Russia brought flowers and candles to the walls of the embassy of the fraternal country.
In general, despite the severity of the loss, we can safely say that the barbaric attack did not reach its goals. Its organizers hoped that in this way they would sow panic both among the people and among the top leadership, that the army would be disorganized. Nothing like this! Syrian President Bashar Assad, who did not leave Damascus in these hot days, immediately appointed a new defense minister - a hard and strong-willed person. Yesterday, he received Corps General Ali Abdullah Ayub, Chief of the General Staff of the Army and Armed Forces of the SAR, whose post was previously held by the new Minister of Defense, Fahed Jasem Al-Freij. Bashar Asad instructed the Chief of the General Staff to continue the pursuit of terrorists. Now, no one will stand on ceremony with the enemies of the fatherland, they will have to pay for everything they have done.
The UN Security Council, in turn, extended the observer mission for another month. Let me remind you that Russia and China have blocked the Western hard draft resolution, providing for sanctions and the threat of military intervention against Syria. However, Russia withdrew its draft resolution, which provided for the extension of the observer mission on 90 days, since Western countries, with their completely unconstructive approach, could block this project as revenge for Russia, and the mission of the UN observers would be minimized. And this is a serious step pushing the West toward unauthorized UN Security Council aggression. There was a way out - Pakistan submitted its draft to the Security Council, extending the observer mission for a month. He was accepted. We can say that Syria got a short break.
Of course, if Western countries would have known that they could attack Syria without much risk, they would not have been able to block this project either.
But a recent attempt to arrange a "Volcano in Damascus", which ended in a complete failure of the anti-Syrian forces, showed that the country's army is ready to stand up for their homeland, that the Syrian leadership is firmly holding the position, despite the terrible terrorist attack that destroyed the four leading security forces. In such a country without the risk of a second Vietnam will not climb!
Against this background, appeals by the League of Arab States for President Bashar Assad to leave his post look especially pathetic. Previously, Bashar Asad did not even comment on such appeals - because there is nothing to comment on. Let it be better that the Qatari emir Hammad Al-Thani, who has truly medieval mores reigns in his country, will resign. Do not these gentlemen teach Syria democracy!
But both they and the west are trying to do it.
Whatever happens in Syria, the West has an accusatory bias. Whether there will be an explosion on the way to the airport, the militants will kill people - “this is Asad's fault”. Will there be a terrorist attack against the leaders of the country - again, "Assad must go." The West doesn’t care about the crimes of its wards, the Syrian “opposition” - it can even violate the UN Security Council resolution, you can bury Annan’s plan, supported by the whole international community, you can kill Western journalists –– everything’s gone. Why, they are "fighters for democracy." Apparently, it is easier for people who are dying from their hands than if they were killed by the so-called bloody regime.
Here is a recent example. In January, 43-year-old French journalist Gilles Jacquet was killed in Homs. France poured a bunch of informational mud on Syria, blaming everything, of course, the Syrian army and almost personally Bashar Assad, promised “not to leave the murder of its citizen unanswered.” But a few days ago, the Figaro newspaper published the results of an investigation into the death of a journalist. The ballistic examination and eyewitness accounts of the tragedy clearly indicate that the journalist was killed by an artillery bombardment fired from a mortar of 81 mm caliber by insurgents from the Sunni quarter of Homs. Jacque died in the Alawite district when he interviewed people who had gone to the rally in support of Bashar al-Assad. And the rebels fired on the demonstration, as a result of which, in addition to the journalist, several other people were killed and many were injured.
What is the reaction of the French authorities to the results of the investigation? Both the defense ministry and the French foreign ministry simply refused to comment on the Figaro publication. So where are the threats of the valiant French to punish the murderers of their citizen? By normal human logic, the rebels should have long been recognized as terrorists and at least refused to support them. But these are “fighters for democracy”, and they, apparently, can not only shoot demonstrations, but also kill foreign journalists. They, unlike the "dictators", kill democratically.
And now the West is in the grip of a new anti-Syrian hysteria - this time with chemical weapons.
A few days ago, the entire Western press and electronic media were filled with reports that "the Assad regime can use chemical weapons against peaceful demonstrators." So, bombing it with the people so that the "peaceful demonstrators" survived!
Syrian Foreign Ministry was forced to respond to this exacerbation of the situation. 24 July a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave a press conference at which he clearly and unequivocally stated: chemical weapons will never be used against the people of Syria. It will not be applied at all during the internal crisis, no matter how the events unfold, and can only be applied in one case: during external aggression against Syria.
And right there on the world a lie was lying on long legs. “Syria is ready to use chemical weapons,” “The regime will not stop before using weapons of mass destruction,” shouted headlines. And not just the headlines. Obama himself began to threaten Syria: "Bashar Asad is responsible for the use of chemical weapons!"
What can be said in response to this hysteria? A state that is subject to external aggression has the right to ANY way of self-defense. How would the US themselves respond in response to an external attack? But did they answer for the use of not even chemical but nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Instead of the failed Libyan scenario - inciting hysteria around the “killing peaceful demonstrators” and the “no-fly zone” sanctioned by the UN, instead of the unworked Yugoslav scenario — screaming about the “mass slaughter”, marrying the killed militants for the victims of the “regime” deck iraqi script. I want to remind: no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq, which did not prevent the United States in its search to destroy and occupy the country for many years, to execute its legitimate leader. The American adventure cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
Syria responded to this new hysteria: both the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the SAR declared that it was unacceptable to interpret the statement of the country's Foreign Ministry at its discretion and unceremoniously distort its meaning.
Syrian Minister of Information Omran Az-Zoubi also added that at the beginning of the 90-s of the twentieth century, none other than Syria called for the elimination of all types of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East under the patronage of the UN. It would also mean the elimination of Israel’s atomic weapons. And if the spokesman for the SAR Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that in no case does Syria use chemical weapons against its people, this does not mean that it has any weapons.
That is, there is again an accusatory deviation of the West: it means that Syria can only be invaded by the suspicion that it has chemical weapons, and Israel can have an even heavier weapon - an atomic weapon, and no one will say a word.
In turn, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responding to the accusation, said: the purpose of the press conference was to draw the attention of citizens to attempts to accuse Syria of using weapons of mass destruction against terrorist groups and civilians. And false accusations come from foreign circles that advocate military intervention in the country. Syrian Foreign Ministry also urged journalists to comply with professional ethics.
But what kind of ethics can we talk about if the imperialist media continues to faithfully serve their masters and prepare the ground for a new aggression?
And now about the new crimes of terrorists, who, according to the version of the West, “are fighting for freedom”.
In Damascus, in the Christian quarter of Bab Tuma, the scientist Nabil Zagib was killed. The terrorists attacked his car when he and his family were leaving the house. Almost the whole family was killed: the wife, the eldest son ... The youngest son was seriously wounded.
In the city of Idleb, “freedom fighters” killed a pediatrician and an employee of the Ali Abazid National Hospital. His body was found in his own car; before he died he was bound. Apparently, the pediatrician also failed to comply with the framework of "democracy."
Militants continue to commit serious crimes against citizens in the city of Aleppo.
Having failed with Damascus, the enemies tried to destabilize the situation in the second largest city of Syria - the “northern capital”. According to residents of the city, after the Friday prayer, one of the central regions was occupied by armed militants. The army blocked the area, and the next day he was trimmed from the bandits.
The rebels forced out of the center unfortunately continue to create real chaos. According to eyewitnesses, they not only expel people from their own apartments, killing the recalcitrant, but also burn trucks with food. This has already led to an increase in food prices in the city. They threaten the owners of bakeries, that if they do not stop working, they will be blown up. Thus, the "champions of democracy" are trying to create hunger in the city and discontent among the people. But they only bring hatred on their own heads, the people understand what's the matter, and craves only one thing: when the army completely clears Aleppo from “peaceful demonstrators”, among which, by the way, there are almost no locals, they all came from Idlib and Hama . And the Syrian army continues to fight terrorists, protecting civilians. Terrorists suffered losses - not only in the city, but also in the province of Aleppo.
Thus, in the Kabatan Al-Jebel region, a successful counter-terrorist operation was carried out and three vehicles with DShK machine guns mounted on them were destroyed, and the gangster leader Mahmoud Al-Ashqar and his assistant Omar Al-Ahmad were eliminated. In the Haiyan district, north of Aleppo, five terrorists were killed, two of whom were foreign mercenaries. A large shipment of weapons has been confiscated.
So early the world media rushed to bury the “regime of Bashar al-Assad.” Syria is holding on.