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Harrowing video shows scene of bloody devastation after Syrian army allegedly drops two banned 'barrel bombs' on refugee camp, killing up to 75 people

OWoN: This is a further disgusting show of man's brutality, but echoes what the invading pigs ruthlessly did in Vietnam and Iraq to millions.


Toll: A man in another video of the Abedin camp, which houses people who had escaped fighting in neighbouring Hama province, said as many as 75 people had died


Harrowing video shows scene of bloody devastation after Syrian army allegedly drops two banned 'barrel bombs' on refugee camp, killing up to 75 people

  • Graphic footage was filmed at a camp in the northern province of Idlib
  • Shows the charred and dismembered corpses of women and children
  • Passers-by scramble to save lives of scores of terribly injured refugees
  • Up to 75 people were killed apparently by Assad regime's barrel bombs

Mail Online
By John Hall
30 October 2014

A harrowing video has emerged showing the charred and dismembered bodies of up to 75 people killed when a helicopter thought to be from the Syrian regime dropped two barrel bombs on a refugee camp yesterday.

The graphic footage - filmed at a displaced persons camp in the northern province of Idlib - shows the bloodied corpses of women and children, while passers-by scramble to save the wounded.

'It's a massacre of refugees,' a voice off camera can be heard saying, while tents that act as makeshift homes burn all around and dazed children wander the camp looking for relatives.

Barrel bombs, which are banned by international law, are crudely made containers filled with nails, metal shrapnel and explosive material that are dropped from low altitude.

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Horror: The graphic footage from a refugee camp in the northern province of Idlib shows the bloodied corpses of women and children, and people scrambling to save the wounded


Victims: Witnesses and paramedics try to save the lives of those injured in the twin blasts


Barrel bombs, which are banned by international law, are crudely made containers filled with nails, metal shrapnel and explosive material that are dropped from low altitude


The video begins with the cameraman racing up to the bombed camp on a motorcycle and finding a scene of devastation.

'Let the whole world see this, they are displaced people. Look at them, they are civilians, displaced civilians. They fled the bombardment,' he said.

The man runs into the camp and screams at others to pick up the bodies, trying to convince them that the people on the ground with limbs missing might survive if taken to hospital.

'This one's good! This one's good!' he shouts, telling two men to carry a limp body with one leg hanging from strips of flesh to a nearby pickup truck.

'Pick him up from the stomach not the leg,' he screams.

The attack was most likely to have been carried out by the Syrian army. Human rights groups say the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has previously dropped barrel bombs on densely populated neighbourhoods.

These acts are in defiance of a UN Security Council resolution banning their use.

Although militants from the Islamic State are known to be operating in the area, neither the ISIS jihadis nor any other rebel group are thought to have access to helicopters inside Syria.

Earlier this month, monitoring groups claimed to have witnessed ISIS carrying out test flights near Aleppo using three Soviet-built fighter jets seized from Assad regime.

Within days the Syrian Air Force, which remains loyal to Assad, had destroyed two of the jets.

The third plane remains missing but at the time the first two jets were destroyed, Syria's Information Minister Omran Zoabi said: 'It does not worry us and [the plane] cannot be used.'


On his way: The video begins with the cameraman racing up to the bombed camp on a motorcycle and finding a scene of devastation


Harrowing: 'It's a massacre of refugees,' a voice off camera can be heard saying, while tents in the camp burn all around and dazed children wander the camp looking for relatives


Sickening: The man runs into the camp and screams at others to pick up the bodies, trying to convince them that people on the ground with limbs missing might still survive if taken to hospital


Massacre: Several ambulances full of paramedics arrive at the camp


A man in another video of the Abedin camp, which houses people who had escaped fighting in neighbouring Hama province, said as many as 75 people had died.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence in Syria's civil war, said it had reports that 10 civilians had been killed.

Details of the attack could not be independently confirmed.

The United States said it was 'horrified' by the reports of the bombing.

'The attack on the Abedin camp was nothing short of barbaric,' State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

'Unfortunately, if it is confirmed to be the work of the (Assad) regime, it is only the latest act of brutality by the regime against its own people,' she added.

150 Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Isis found in mass grave

The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought ISIS have been found in a mass grave, it emerged today.

The militants took the Iraqi men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed then buried them last night, police and security officials say.

The news comes just one day after 30 Sunni men in a town west of Baghdad and shot dead.

It is understood the murdered men were tribal leaders who were helping to organise anti-ISIS operations in the embattled town of Hit.


Death: Syrian state media did not mention the bombing. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence in the civil war, said it had reports that 10 civilians had been killed


Terror: Human rights groups say the Assad regime has previously dropped barrel bombs on densely populated neighbourhoods, in defiance of a UN Security Council resolution banning their use


First Peshmerga troops enter Kobane, as leader offers to send more men to help drive Isis from Syrian town

The first Iraqi Peshmerga troops have arrived in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane, where they will assist Kurdish fighters in their battle against rampaging Islamic State militants.

10 fighters entered the northern Syrian border town this morning after crossing the border from Turkey, with a further 140 reinforcements set to follow in the coming hours.

Clearly worried about the new arrivals, Islamic State militants tried to capture the Mursitpinar crossing overnight, leading to fierce clashes at a border point forming the only way in and out of Kobane.

News that reinforcements have arrived in Kobane came as the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region said he would be willing to send more Peshmerga troops to the battle-ravaged city if requested, but leaders there told him a small artillery support unit is all they need to drive ISIS out.

Speaking just minutes after the first Peshmerga fighters arrived in Kobane, local activist Mustafa Bani said the reason only 10 men had so far been able to enter the city was because the border crossing they are using to travel from southern Turkey has been targeted by militants from the Islamic State.

The remaining 140 fighters will make the dangerous 200-yard journey from the Turkish border to a Kurdish stronghold inside Kobane over the coming few hours, he added.
Nearly 10 million people have been displaced by Syria's civil war, which started with pro-democracy protests but grew into an armed revolt when the Assad regime cracked down on the demonstrations in late 2011.

By the end of January the following year, it was reported that over 5,000 civilians and protesters had been killed by forces loyal to Assad.

Later in 2012 a UN fact-finding mission was requested by member states to investigate 16 alleged chemical weapons attacks.

Seven of them have been investigated - nine were dropped for lack of 'sufficient or credible information' - and in four cases the UN inspectors confirmed use of sarin gas.

Last August the Assad regime carried out an attack that killed close to 2,000 civilians in the rebel stronghold of eastern Ghouta.

Last week, Hamish de Bretton Gordon - an expert in the use of chemical weapons in Syria - told the Syria Deeply website that the Assad regime is known to have used barrel bombs.

'I spoke with a group in Kafr Zeita who told me it had been hit on 10 occasions with chlorine barrel bombs,' he said.

'Chlorine barrel bombs have been tipped out of helicopters and the regime is the only one in possession of helicopters,' he added, making it unlikely that yesterday's attack could have been carried out ISIS or another rebel group.

More than three million refugees have fled Syria since civil war broke out 2011, and the conflict has killed close to 200,000 people, according to the United Nations.

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1 comment :

  1. More we keep supporting NAZI in US so that they will not fall (too big to fail...)- longer we will see this around the world. Because they will never change the course of their politics ......and we will be still lucky not to see mushrooms over our heads.....

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