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Joy and sorrow - in one harness

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Although it will be a question of tragic events, I would like to begin with the joyful news. 14 April The Syrian army carried out a lightning successful special operation to liberate the city of Maalyulya, Damascus province.


Recently, the name of this city has responded with pain in the hearts of all honest people, especially Christians. The terrorists who captured Maalulya, abused the monastery of St. Thecla, and held his mother Superior and nuns for three months (fortunately, the sisters were released in early March). Invaders who call themselves “freedom fighters” robbed houses and temples, stamped icons on their feet, smashed statues of the Savior and the Virgin Mary, killed unwanted people right on the streets of this holy city, many of whose inhabitants spoke Aramaic, the language of Christ. The hypocritical West did not utter a word in defense of Christians in Maaloule, indifferently watching the bandits rampant in the territory of an ancient shrine, where in former times hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world had gathered.

And now the city was liberated by the army. Of course, much that was beautiful in him was destroyed and would never be the same. From the hotel "Safir", where many pilgrims stayed, remained miserable charred ruins. But now thousands of people who have been forced to flee to Damascus and other cities will be able to return to their homes.

The joy of this victory, however, is overshadowed by the fact that terrorists killed three journalists of the Lebanese television channel Al-Manar, covering the course of the special operation. Hamza Haj Hasan, a special correspondent for a television channel in Syria, Mohammed Mantash, a cameraman, and Halim Alva, a cameraman’s assistant, drove in a car with the word “Press”. The car was shot by criminals who deliberately, deliberately aimed at journalists, not wanting truth to become known to the world.

Following Maaluley, the servicemen liberated Al-Sarh and Dzhubba in the Kalamun area. The people of Jubba, who had suffered a great deal at the hands of militants, took to the streets, enthusiastically meeting soldiers carrying peace.

But, while the residents of the liberated areas of the province of Damascus were happy about the victory, another tragedy came to the city of Homs.





Let me remind you, 9 April a double terrorist attack in the quarter of Karm Al-Lez led to the death of 25 people. And on April 14 around 15 hours, this time in the Al-Akram quarter, there was a loud explosion again.







Rescuers, employees of the Syrian Red Crescent Society, firefighters, servicemen who provide order, as always, arrived promptly. These people really risked their lives and health, because the previous terrorist attack in the same city that happened just a few days ago was a double one, and many of those who, in accordance with their professional duty, arrived at the first explosion, were victims of the second.













Workers loaded onto the tow truck what was left of the car - the culprit of the attack. Its separate fragments were scattered over a distance of more than 100. The car’s mined destruction was done a lot. At the site of the explosion remained deep funnel.







Everywhere - on the asphalt, in the affected homes, in the offices - fragments of broken glass, sometimes - painted with blood. Moreover, even in those houses and shops that were far enough away from the explosion site. Broken glass is the cause of most injuries in explosions.









But the main blow fell on the perfume shop - it was near him that a mined car was parked. In this shop were found the bodies of three people, among them - a girl. Total victims of the attack were 4 man. About a hundred people were injured.













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There was a lot of material damage to families living near the site of the terrorist attack. The hostess confusedly looks at the crushed kitchen: now much remains to be restored.








Among the affected offices is the representative office of the country's main mobile company, Syriatel.

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The attack occurred two blocks from the hospital, so the wounded were hospitalized promptly. The bodies of the four dead were also delivered there.










In addition, on this day in Homs often heard the sounds of falling mortar shells. Terrorists bombarded those neighborhoods of the city where a normal life, which is so hateful to “fighters for democracy”, was going on before. As a result of one of the attacks, a young Syrian footballer Tariq Greyre, a youth team player, was killed.

And on April 15, another atrocious crime was committed by militants in Damascus - an elementary school in Bab Tum quarter was fired from a mortar. As a result, one school boy died, 36 citizens, most of whom - children - were injured. A similar crime was committed against the school in the Duweyl district - there were injured 5 people.

Sometimes happy things happen on this black background. stories with a happy ending. Thus, the Austrian citizen Anton Sandrer was lucky to escape alive from the captivity of the militants.

A lawyer by profession, Sandrer arrived in the quarter of Al-Waar in Homs in August 2013. Then there was quite a normal life in this area, and he came to visit friends, not knowing how this trip would end for him. However, a few months later the quarter was captured by armed gangs. And on November 1 2013, the Austrian was abducted.

The released lawyer told reporters that after the militants entered Al-Wa'ar, life in the quarter became a "real hell." And in captivity, he was subjected to constant beatings and often heard the groans of people who were tortured in the next rooms.

One day Sandrer realized that the gangsters were going to kill him. Then he decided to escape. But he could not leave the dangerous area himself - he was helped by the competent authorities. The Austrian thanked the servicemen of the Syrian army, who treated him with respect and actually saved him from death.
This citizen of the Western state regrets bitterly about the life that was in Syria before the terrorist war. “It was a real paradise,” he recalls. Sandrer also called on all those who are helping the gangs to stop supporting the murderers and kidnappers. It would be worth all Western countries to listen to the opinion of a European who survived captivity from those whom they call "rebels".

The Syrians were greeted by the plane EMERCOM of Russia, which arrived at the airport of the city of Latakia. He delivered 15 tons of humanitarian aid — food, medicine, and everything that is most needed right now to the Syrian people.

And in Syria, life goes on, the struggle with terrorist groups continues. Joy and sorrow go in the same harness. Someone manages to escape in a miraculous way, but someone does not come out alive from the battlefield or from gloomy hospital corridors ...
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  1. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon April 17 2014 09: 15
    +10
    Thanks for the news from Syria! I am proud that we do not leave them in trouble! Elena, take care! hi
  2. mamont5
    mamont5 April 17 2014 09: 15
    +6
    And then Amer lackeys were noted. Here are the cattle!
  3. Timmir
    Timmir April 17 2014 09: 30
    +4
    As law enforcement officers were squeezed in Ukraine, many organizations appeared screaming about the oppression of democracy. In Syria, civilians have been killed for a long time, and silence. It is necessary to change the place of residence of the UN, to change the charter, to make a more efficient organization. Maybe then something will change.
    1. Nonik
      Nonik April 17 2014 11: 26
      +1
      Quote: Timmir
      It is necessary to change the place of residence of the UN, to change the charter, to make a more efficient organization. Maybe then something will change.
      The UN Charter is quite normal. It is only necessary to observe it, which almost no one does. The Arabs were not the first to comply with the UN charter (out of those 7 countries that attacked Israel), then Israel, then the USA, etc. without end and edge.
  4. Riperbahn
    Riperbahn April 17 2014 09: 35
    +7
    Glory to the Syrian army - the protector of its people! Great sympathy for the Syrian people. Hold on, you will defeat and rebuild your country.
  5. Professor
    Professor April 17 2014 09: 36
    -6
    The joy of this victory, however, is overshadowed by the fact that terrorists killed three journalists of the Lebanese television channel Al-Manar, covering the course of the special operation. Hamza Haj Hasan, a special correspondent for a television channel in Syria, Mohammed Mantash, a cameraman, and Halim Alva, a cameraman’s assistant, drove in a car with the word “Press”. The car was shot by criminals who deliberately, deliberately aimed at journalists, not wanting truth to become known to the world.

    Only not the Lebanese television channel, but the television channel of the Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah, which is actively fighting in Syria.
    1. Aleksandr12
      Aleksandr12 April 17 2014 09: 49
      +3
      [quote = professor] [/ quote]
      Only not the Lebanese television channel, but the television channel of the Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah actively fighting in Syria. [/ Quote]
      Where did you get such information?
      1. Professor
        Professor April 17 2014 09: 53
        -4
        Quote: Aleksandr12
        Where did you get such information?

        Which one? The fact that Al-Manar is the Nasrallah channel is no secret, as well as the fact that Hezbollah has now thrown all its forces into Syria.
        1. Aleksandr12
          Aleksandr12 April 17 2014 10: 16
          +8
          Even if the channel has something to do with Nasrallah (maybe the name does not decline, then I'm sorry) official or unofficial, but it’s the Lebanese channel and Lebanese correspondents who died at the hands of militants. And to equate correspondents with the militants of the same Hezbollah, I think, is not appropriate.
          1. Professor
            Professor April 17 2014 11: 17
            -6
            Quote: Aleksandr12
            And to equate correspondents with the militants of the same Hezbollah, I think, is not appropriate.

            "has something to do with Nasrallah"? Fighters of the terrorist organization of the Alah Hezbollah party provide information support to the organization's terrorist activities and are not correspondents.
            1. Aleksandr12
              Aleksandr12 April 17 2014 12: 00
              +2
              You also say that they are personal spies of Nasrallah. I understand that everything that is somehow connected with the hezbollah causes anger in you, but they were correspondents of the official channel, who controls the other issue (channel). Everyone knows that CNN controls the US State Department, but we do not call the correspondents of this channel spies. If you do not like the information that this channel offers, then do not watch it. Nasrallah controls almost all of Lebanon, this does not mean that for every Lebanese one must put the yoke of a spy and enemy of the state of Israel.
              1. Professor
                Professor April 17 2014 12: 35
                -4
                Quote: Aleksandr12
                I understand that everything that is somehow connected with the hezbollah causes anger in you, but they were correspondents of the official channel, who controls the other issue (channel).

                Correspondents of the official channel of al-Qaeda or Doku Umarov ... Not funny yourself? By the way did they pass accreditation (rhetorical question)? wink

                Quote: Aleksandr12
                Everyone knows that CNN controls the US State Department, but we do not call the correspondents of this channel spies.

                Fairy tales. CNN is a private company criticizing, among other things, the activities of the State Department. Al Manar is a company owned by a terrorist organization. Feel the difference.

                Quote: Aleksandr12
                If you do not like the information that this channel offers, then do not watch it. Nasrallah controls almost all of Lebanon, this does not mean that for every Lebanese one must put the yoke of a spy and enemy of the state of Israel.

                Not every Lebanese, but the militants of the Hezbollah terrorist organization.
                1. Aleksandr12
                  Aleksandr12 April 17 2014 13: 38
                  +2
                  Dear Professor. Nasrallah is an official politician (in Lebanon of course) Hezbollah is an official party. Even the United States recognized only the party's power bloc as terrorists, but not the party itself. Umarov is a bandit, no one recognizes him as the single leader of the Caucasus, he has no official party and no political programs, except: "Death to the Russians!" and "let's unite the Caucasian republics into a single imirate." The fact that he presented himself as an imir, you see, the joke is not entirely successful. Putting Nasrallah and Umarov in comparisons is not entirely correct. It's like Hitler and Bandera. Both are still villains. But the whole country followed one, he was recognized as a leader by other countries (even enemies), and he did not want to conduct any negotiations with the other.
                  Once again, Nasrolla controls almost all of Lebanon (and the press too). So what do you think turns out to be a press worker, then you work for hezbollah?
                  About CNN - all the last presidential advisers are just people from the BBC and CNN (in a word from the press). Therefore, who in the states is controlling whom is an interesting question smile . Infa was on this resource, if interested you can google.
                  1. Professor
                    Professor April 17 2014 13: 45
                    -1
                    Quote: Aleksandr12
                    Putting Nasrallah and Umarov in comparisons is not entirely correct.

                    Both terrorists, both enjoy the support of a certain part of the population, both are recognized as terrorists "only by certain countries." The only difference is semantics.

                    Quote: Aleksandr12
                    Once again, Nasrolla controls almost all of Lebanon (and the press too). So what do you think turns out to be a press worker, then you work for hezbollah?

                    Nasrallah controls far from all of Lebanon, but only its Shiite areas. He does not control the press and for this reason created his own television company.

                    Quote: Aleksandr12
                    About CNN - all the last presidential advisers are just people from the BBC and CNN (in a word from the press).

                    Do not fantasize (do you have names of course?), And especially about the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).
          2. elenagromova
            April 17 2014 11: 40
            +3
            By the way ...

            The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters managed to catch one of the terrorists who killed three journalists from the Lebanese Al-Menar TV channel on Monday.

            This terrorist was killed on the very spot where the attack on the Al Menar film crew was carried out. The identity of the militant has not been established, but judging by his appearance, he is not a Syrian. The Lebanese Al-Menar TV crew, filming the Syrian army liberated the city of Maaloula, in Kalamoun, was fired on Monday afternoon by Takfiri terrorists, killing two reporters Hamza al-Haj Hasan and Halim Alawah, one technician specialist Muhammad Mantash, and several of their colleagues were also wounded. Al-Menar wrote: "The journalists' car had all the identification marks, and the militants attacked them deliberately."

            http://russian.irib.ir/news/%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B6%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B9-%D0%B2%D0
            %BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BA/item/203924-q-q
            1. alone
              alone April 17 2014 18: 23
              -1
              I remembered the novel "Children of the Arbat". The identity of the killer has not been established, but it is already known who sent it)).
    2. old man 72
      old man 72 April 18 2014 01: 24
      +1
      I looked at your avatar, and you can immediately see that you are not a cultured person, you show the language to everyone, so you do not respect anyone, but also a colonel, you need to be demoted, or even expelled from the Military Review.
    3. old man 72
      old man 72 April 18 2014 01: 24
      +1
      I looked at your avatar, and you can immediately see that you are not a cultured person, you show the language to everyone, so you do not respect anyone, but also a colonel, you need to be demoted, or even expelled from the Military Review.
  6. Good cat
    Good cat April 17 2014 10: 06
    +5
    Crush them Assad, EU - United States, complete bullshit !!!
  7. parusnik
    parusnik April 17 2014 10: 17
    +5
    Good luck to the Syrians! Watering always, watering everywhere, feeding USA
  8. xbhxbr-777
    xbhxbr-777 April 17 2014 11: 16
    +2
    We are Russians, we sympathize with the inhabitants of this beautiful country! What the damned NATO did to it, how much can you endure them ?! And how many more countries are in line? God save Ukraine from these geeks!
  9. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf April 17 2014 11: 31
    +1
    Someone should think looking at this, what today's politics in Ukraine, Turchinov and Yaytsenyuk and their minions lead to, fueled by Obama’s finances and consultations and EU leaders.
  10. kia64
    kia64 April 17 2014 12: 03
    +2
    Well done Syrians! It's time for Syria to join Russia! And we need to banderlog-podpin.dosnikov crush on the vine, that we would not have this!
    1. Nonik
      Nonik April 17 2014 13: 32
      +1
      Quote: kia64
      It's time for Syria to join Russia!

      But this is superfluous. It’s enough to be allies.
  11. demon184
    demon184 April 17 2014 14: 13
    +2
    It is urgent to free Syria while Sasha is bogged down in Ukraine.
  12. Baikal
    Baikal April 17 2014 15: 18
    +1
    Humanitarian aid was sent to the Syrian people.
    Getting ready to quietly give "help" to the militants)
    The picture is clickable, Pts beautifully transport aid is coming))
  13. GradusHuK
    GradusHuK April 17 2014 15: 57
    +2
    SYRIA has not fallen and will not fall.
  14. Leshka
    Leshka April 17 2014 20: 07
    +1
    I take off my hat to the Syrians hi
  15. old man 72
    old man 72 April 18 2014 01: 31
    +1
    Thank you Elena for YOUR report, YOU health and long life! Syrians crush these thugs thugs like cockroaches!