mercredi 30 mai 2012
Anna: Materials of our own independent investigation on houla
At the weekend May 25, 2012 at about 14.00 large militias attacked and captured the town of Al - Hula province of Homs. Al-Hula is divided into three regions: Dow village Tal, and Tal Kvarlahiya Dahab, in each nearly lived 25-30 thousand persons.
When the rebels seized the lower blockhouse in the center of town (landmark - the tower water tower) and is located next to the local police department, they began to sweep all the families loyal to the authorities in neighboring houses, including the elderly, women and children. Whole families were killed of Al-Sayed family, including 20 young children and the family of Abdul Razak kind.
Many of those killed were "guilty" in the fact that dared to move from the Sunni version of Islam in the Shia. People are killed with knives and shot at point blank range. Then they killed people tried to present the UN and the international community as victims of the bombing the Syrian army, which traces were found.
The fact that the UN observers had heard at night in the Hotel Safir Homs city of artillery fire on the Al Hula, i see nothing but a silly joke to the UN Security Council. From Al Hula to Homs there are about 50 kilometers. What kind of tanks or guns, firing at Al Hula? Yes, at night in Homs until about 3 am, goes on intensive gunfire, including with 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 for security corridor along the road to Damascus, Tarik Al-Sham.
By the way, information about our Russian militants (that arrived in Homs)came out (merged) in just a few hours after our arrival, and I think, not without the participation of observers ...
Inspecting the city of Al Hula it's impossible to find even one trace of any fresh destruction, bombing or shelling. Several times a day rebels attack the last remaining gunmen checkpoint at the entrance to Tal Dow . Militants used heavy weapons, there are active snipers from among professional mercenaries.
The purpose of provocation was the wrath and indignation of the international community and under pressure in order to speed up the adoption of UN Security Council resolution on Syria, that so want Western countries, opening the way the military aggression of NATO.
Note that time ago failed exactly a similar provocation, killing 49 militants and women and children in Shumar (Homs), organized before the Kofi Annan's visit. Previous provocation was immediately exposed as soon as it became known that the bodies of kidnapped earlier Alawite. This provocation is also found serious inconsistencies - the names of those killed were coming from loyal to the authorities, the absence of traces of bombings, etc. However, the "provocation" machine is running. Today, from NATO's countries come direct threats to Syria concerning bombing the country, a concerted expulsion of Syrian diplomats began...
Today, within the city of Al Hula there are no Syrian troops, but you can hear, nevertheless, regularly bursts of automatic fire. Moreover, it is unclear whether the militants are dealing with each other, or they are continuing in the physical cleaning of Bashar al-Assad supporters.
Militants opened fire on almost everyone who tries to get closer to the border town. In front of us the UN convoy was shoot and two armored UN observer jeeps were damaged, when they tried to drive up to an army checkpoint in Tal Dow.
A wounded soldier reported: "The next day, when UN observers came to us, and, as soon as they arrived at the check point, gunmen opened fire on the observers. And three of us were injured. One was wounded in the leg, the second - in the back, and I'm hip.
When observers arrived, they could hear a woman who was standing next to them and was crying, the woman stood and pleaded them to help her, to defend from the bandits. When I was wounded, observers saw as I fell, but none of them was helped me. Now our checkpoint no longer exists.
Peaceful civilians in Tal-Dow are already gone. There were only militants. The attitude of local people to us was excellent. They are very good to us, they called on the army to enter Tal-Dau. We were attacked by snipers. "
Unfortunately, many of militants are professional snipers.
Snipers kill each day up to 10 soldiers and policemen at checkpoints. However, before, daily casualties of law enforcement agencies in Homs were dozens (of victims). But, unfortunately, while we were still there, 10 am in the morning, six dead soldiers and policemen were taken to the morgue, . Most were killed by a shot in the head. And just at this early time of the day ...
So, in the early morning hours of May 29, these persons were killed by snipers:
1. Sergeant Ibrahim Halyuf
2. Sergeant Salman Ibrahim
3. The policeman Mahmoud Danaver
4. The soldier, Ali Daher
5. Wisam Sergeant Haidar
The name of the sixth dead soldier's could not be found out
Bandits shoot even on our group of journalists, although it was clear that this was this is was a common crew, consisting of unarmed civilians.
After praying time, at about 14-00, the 25th May, from the mosque side, Talha Saeed Fayez Al Iksh group, with provocative purposes, fired at a checkpoint with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The return fire hit the mosque and the first goal was achieved, so began a great provocation.
Then, two groups of militants led by terrorists, Nidal Al-Hassan Bakkura and the clan of Al Hallyaka supported by an upper unit of mercenaries attacked a checkpoint on the eastern outskirts of the city. At 15.30, the upper checkpoint was taken, and all the soldiers’ prisoners executed: to someone was cut the throat like they did with Sunni, someone was burned alive as Abdullah Shaui of Der-Zor.
During the attack on the upper check point in the east, fighters lost 25 people, the copses were lately submitted to the UN observers and included in the 108 civilians dead - pictured out as victims of the regime, allegedly killed by bombing and shelling of the Syrian army. As for the remaining 83 bodies, including 38 young children, they ware executed by militants because the families were loyal to the government of Syria.
Interview with a law enforcement officer: "My name is Al Khosa, I am a law enforcement officer. I served in the village of Tal-Dow, the district of Al-Hula, a province of Homs.
On Friday, our outpost was attacked by a large group of militants. There were thousands.
Q: How do you protect yourself?
Answer: With simple weapon. We had 20 people, we called support, and while it was coming to us went to us, I was wounded and woke up in hospital. The attackers were from the Ar-Rastan and Al-Hula. Insurgents control the Tal-Dau. They burned houses and killed entire families, because they were loyal to the government. Raped women and killed children. "
Interview with a wounded soldier: "I am Ahmed Mahmoud al Khali. I'm from the city Manbezh. Was wounded in Tal-Dow. I come from a support group that came to the aid of our comrades, who were standing at the checkpoint.
Militants destroyed two Bradley Fighting Vehicle and BRDM, standing at our checkpoint. We moved into Tal цшер еру BMP in order to pick up our wounded comrades from the checkpoint within the city. We drove them back to the BMP, and I remained in their place.
And after a while came UN observers. They came to us and we carried them in houses and homes were entire families and children were murdered. I saw a family, consisting of three brothers and their father in the same room. In another room we found dead young children and their mother. Yet there was another old man killed in this house. In total - five men, a women and children. This woman who was raped and shot in the head, it was me who covered her with a blanket.
And the UN commission had seen them all. They put them in the car and drove away. I do not know where they took them, but probably to bury.
A resident of Tal-Dow that was on the roof of the police:
"On Friday afternoon I was at home. Hearing the shots, I came out to watch what was happening and saw that there were firing coming from the north side and directed to army check point location. When the army did not respond to them anymore, they began to approach the home, where, were subsequently killed by the family. They took women and children as human shields. And continued to fire at the checkpoint. When the army began to answer, they went back and fled. Then the army took the surviving women and children and brought them to a safe place.
"At the same time, Al Jazeera pictures were showing that the Army committed the massacre at Al Hula. In fact, they made a killing civilians and children in Al-Hula. The bandits did not allow anyone to carry out their work. They steal everything that comes to them on the way: wheat, flour, oil and gas. Most of the fighters come from the city of Ar Rostand. "
After they seized the city, they carried bodies of their dead fighters as well as bodies of people and their children they killed to the mosque. They carried bodies with KIA pickups.
By 8.00pm of 25th of May all corpses were already in the mosque. The next day at 11 o'clock in the morning, UN observers arrived in the mosque.
To exert pressure on public opinion and push for changes in the "necessary direction" of Russia's and China's positions, there have been prepared in advance texts and subtitles in Russian and Chinese languages, with the following content: "Syria - Homs - the city of Hula. A terrible massacre perpetrated by the Syrian regime of force against civilians in the town of Hula. Dozens of victims, and their number is growing, mainly women and children were brutally killed due to indiscriminate bombing of the CITY. " (here is left the author's edition - MM).
Two days later, on the 27th of May, when it was clear, from residents stories and videos, that the facts of shelling and bombing were not supported, the editorial staff of those bandits who edited videos decided to undergone a significant change. At the end of the text appeared this postscript: "And some were killed with knives."
Marat Musin, Olga Kulygina, Al-Hula, Syria
We'll put a link to the video at night.
this is the video:
thanks to Elena Stay Human for the english translation