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Syria, the war continues - the attack in Homs. Report from the scene of the tragedy

... with their hands torn to the blood, raise the concrete slab. From under it get a gray-haired woman. Severe wound to the head, eyes turned into two hematomas. Grandma is laid on a stretcher, but she is trying to get up

Syria, the war continues - the attack in Homs. Report from the scene of the tragedy

One floor below, a woman lives below us, she has three sons, one died last year near Homs. Here, in Syria, after 3,5 years of hard, devastating war, war has come to virtually every home. Someone lost loved ones, someone lost at home, all acquired. In the best case, the people lost a quiet peaceful life, its quiet measured rhythm. Major cities are cut by a network of blog posts, each is stopped, checked trunk, bags. If you are from another region of Syria, this may be a reason for inspection.

There is reason for such suspicion. Bloody terrorist attacks are still taking place in the country. The peak of terrorism came in the 2012-2013 years. The cars filled with explosives were then torn from schools, universities, government agencies, and markets. Beat on the most painful. School in Homs, here 30 October 2014, the car bombed up. The children were just leaving the classroom, after the car from the other end a suicide bomber exploded. 50 children died. Their scraps ate into the plaster of the facade of the building so that it did not work out to clean, these scraps are still on the facade.

The world habitually did not notice the tragedy, no one walked the streets wearing T-shirts "I am a child from Homs" or did not paint avatars in social. networks in Syria flag. Because all people are equal, but there is smoother. But life goes on, measures were taken, intelligence work was strengthened. Entrances to schools are blocked with concrete blocks to prevent the entrance of the car to the entrance, to the cluster of children. So that if it explodes, then where the crowd of children dissipates, it will become smaller. To prevent such a concentrated number of victims. Sounds terribly its practicality.

Yesterday we mounted the video before dark. We drove into the night. Directly in front of us, the rare evening cars began to unfold and drove towards the one-way traffic of a wide avenue in the city center. After a few tens of meters, we saw fruit vendors blocking the way with plastic chairs. They explained to us that they had discovered a mined car. In Homs, there is a shortage of electricity, street lighting is turned off. Ahead, among the palm trees, in the light of the headlights, we saw how the sappers, like ghosts in the night, were approaching the dark car.

It became terrible at the thought of how many explosives there might be, stuffed with balls and nails, what a hellish landmine would be like. For the first time during my work in hot spots, I didn’t want to get a camera and shoot, I wanted to turn around and leave as soon as possible. And the sappers going to the car cannot turn around and leave, as can those fruit sellers who at their own risk warn drivers about the danger. Can you imagine how much “Yasharli” would scream today if the signal of a car bomb was passed in Paris? Because all people are equal, but there is smoother.

This morning in Homs began with a terrorist attack. In the area of ​​Az-Zahra, a mined car blew up. According to another version, a suicide bomber exploded. We arrive at the place. The bulk of the dead and wounded were taken. Here the dead are taken out with the wounded in the first minutes after the explosion. The hospital will already understand who is alive and who is not. The impression after the air strike.

The facade of the house collapsed, the house opposite suffered badly. Not only glass was knocked out, frames, doors, shutters of shops were taken out. Machines standing at the epicenter threw to the next side of the street. I see a piece of car, only the bottom, twisted holes with small holes - the terrorists' car was stuffed with nails. Classics of the genre. I think that the car of terrorists is in front of me. It turns out no. From the car of terrorists there was only a piece of the engine. They attached a piece of human meat. Firefighters pour fire - the building burns. The street is littered with broken bricks, fragments. From this water hoses are torn, watering the street and onlookers. The water in the sun plays a rainbow.

Rescuers and volunteers work inside the exploded building, despite the fire and smoke. Random onlookers also join the excavations. Inside the building, the walls of the ceilings were demolished, the store shelves collapsed, then everything caught fire. The terrorist blew up a car filled with explosives at the moment when the car with gas cylinders was unloaded. Syria does not have a centralized gas pipeline, but there are many gas stoves. Every morning a car arrives with gas cylinders and exchanges empty for full ones. And today in 10.30 there was such an exchange.

Inside the room, despite the destroyed walls, everything is in smoke. I follow the rescuers, I begin to choke, the smoke hurts my eyes. Rescuers pour mash of fragments in the place where there was a counter. Ordinary people help rescuers. Here is a man in an expensive velor jacket. Here are so trendy. The man pulls out the stones, the remains of stalls, aluminum beams. Volunteers and rescuers keep up the pace.

Looking around. It turns out that I am standing next to the staircase. The overlap of the stairs from the explosion was crumpled, they hung only on the reinforcement strapping, the concrete was crushed. The walls are knocked out. Next to the store were apartments. Now all this is a single space, visible sofas, remnants of lampshades, televisions. On the wreckage of an apartment tenants roam. They are at least alive. Literally in 10 meters from them, under a pile of burning concrete, someone is dug out, flooding the debris with water. Work fast. A thought flashes that they really hope to save someone alive from this?

Suddenly, the people liven up, start screaming. Someone is running with a stretcher. People start to work with tripled zeal. Vigorously in the direction of flying concrete blocks, shovels and with their hands torn to the blood, raise the concrete slab. From under it get a gray-haired woman. Severe wound to the head, eyes turned into two hematomas. Grandma is laid on a stretcher, but she is trying to get up. Run the stretcher carried to the ambulance of the Red Crescent.

The war continues
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  1. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 14 December 2015 06: 00
    It’s not the nameless terrorists who did, they were created by the USA,
    1. sa-zz
      sa-zz 14 December 2015 06: 23
      the United States blocked in the United Nations statement on the condemnation of the terrorist attack.
      They probably recognize a moderate terrorist attack.
  2. svp67
    svp67 14 December 2015 06: 01
    I am sorry for the relatives of the victims and the people of independent and independent Syria. The path to victory is complicated and alas, it requires a lot of sacrifices, but they are not in vain - THE VICTORY WILL BE FOR YOU.
  3. SSR
    SSR 14 December 2015 06: 02
    All people are equal, but there are more equal. Scary and truthful words of today. ((((The terrible Truth of today, which is not noticed by those who are "more equal" ...
  4. From Samara
    From Samara 14 December 2015 06: 14
    The weak spot among the Arabs is the special services and the army ...
  5. kebeskin
    kebeskin 14 December 2015 06: 15
    Meanwhile, the United States put a bolt at the UN on this terrorist attack. Selected peoples did not concern the same. Once again shows their side in the conflict.
  6. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 14 December 2015 06: 20
    The attack in Homs is an impotent evil vengeance igilah on the attitude of residents of the city to the current legitimate authorities in Syria.
  7. Lukich
    Lukich 14 December 2015 06: 20
    impossible to read. but why do sashis decide all over the world to whom and how to live ??? why, by what right, who gave it to them ??? because there are PEOPLE and they want to live as they want ... it's scary that in the world there is such a country which does not give a damn about others sad
  8. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 14 December 2015 06: 21
    We, too, took a sip of this at the time, until the young counterintelligence learned to work better (we’ve finished the old one)! If we surrender to bulk-walking, everything will be the same!
  9. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 14 December 2015 06: 21
    I do not want to talk about America .... It has long been known that being an American is a diagnosis! Severe and incurable!
    But I really want the Europeans to watch these frames! We watched and thought that this is the result, including, of their unquestioning subordination to the USA! The result of their friendship with the USA against Russia, where only one goal is achieved - US hegemony!
    But when this is what the US comes to them in these photographs, the United States will not protect and will not do anything! France already knows that!
    1. Lukich
      Lukich 14 December 2015 07: 04
      Quote: Ruswolf
      But I really want the Europeans to watch these frames!

      may they not watch it. this is not their country or their people. correctly in the article it is said, all people are equal, but there is smoother. here they are just like that, "smoother"
      1. Ruswolf
        Ruswolf 14 December 2015 10: 37
        ...... all people are equal, but there is smoother. here they are just like that, "smoother"

        I agree. But they forget that:
        "Smoother" can only be those who are sitting in a barrel of shit when the janissary is waving a scimitar over it! They are all equal there.
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  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 December 2015 06: 22
    As long as there are mericatos, the attacks will continue.
  11. Igor F.
    Igor F. 14 December 2015 06: 22
    Horror!! How much can you? After all, the most precious thing in the world, which is human life, is given only once! I don’t get it, forgive fellow Muslim believers, how can you shout "Allah Akhbar", and at the same time blur into a smile, seeing that innocent civilians are dying .. They are crying !! Crying bloody tears! I feel physically on myself, I really feel what it means - to see every day unfortunate victims who are sidelined by politics, they just wanted to live, raise children, work, and benefit society!
  12. EvgNik
    EvgNik 14 December 2015 06: 26
    Today at "24 hours" there was a report about migrants in France. I believe that the same is happening in other EU countries. So those who are "more equal" should not relax. They still have everything ahead: terrorist attacks and other joys of tolerance.
  13. arsenks
    arsenks 14 December 2015 06: 27
    When finally peace will come on Syrian land. This people has already experienced so much and is so steadfast, to be honest, it reminds us of the heroic struggle of the Soviet people in World War II. I'm sure Syria will have its Victory Day ...
  14. hartlend
    hartlend 14 December 2015 06: 32
    A terrorist attack is always a tragedy. But writing about blog posts sucks.