"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, June 11, 2016

Death toll from al-Sayyida Zainab twin bombings rises to 12- SANA

Damascus countryside, SANA – The death toll from al-Sayyida Zainab town twin terrorist bombings on Saturday has risen to 12, a source at Damascus countryside Police Command said.
One of the two terrorist blasts which hit the town, located to the south of Damascus, was carried out by a suicide bomber with an explosive belt who blew himself up at the entrance of the suburb in the direction of al-Ziabiyeh town, while the other one was with a car bomb that exploded in al-Tin Street on the suburb’s outskirts.
At least 55 people were injured in the attacks, some of whom are in a critical situation, according to the police source, who noted that a number of women and children were among the victims.
SANA reporter said massive damage was caused to a number of houses and several shops went up in flames due to the attacks.
Damascus Countryside Governor Hussein Makhlouf visited the site of the bombings and instructed services and utilities establishments to clear rubble and debris, assess damage, and repair services networks and roads within 48 hours.
Makhlouf noted that despite the terrorist attacks, shops are still open and working in the area normally a few meters away from the bombings site, which shows the Syrians’ determination to challenge terrorism.
In April, 5 people were killed and 20 injured when terrorists detonated a car at the entrance of al-Ziabiyeh town in Damascus countryside.