"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, March 11, 2017

Interior Minister: 40 killed, 120 injured in terrorist bombings in Damascus city- SANA

Damascus, SANA- Interior Minister Mag. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar said the two terrorist bombings that hit Bab al-Saghir in Damascus city earlier in the afternoon left 40 people dead.
“The two terrorist attacks targeted visitors of different Arab nationalities in Bab al-Saghir area, leaving 40 martyred and 120 injured, including visitors and passers-by,” the Minister told reporters upon visiting the site of the attacks.
He noted that an investigation committee has been formed to collect information about how the two terrorist bombings took place and reach the criminals and know how they infiltrated the area.
The Minister later visited the people who were injured in the terrorist attacks at Damascus Hospital and al-Muwasat Hospital, accompanied by Minister of Tourism Bishr al-Yazigi, Iraq’s Ambassador in Damascus, Commander of Damascus Police and the Attorney General of Damascus.
Earlier on the day, a source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that terrorists detonated two explosive devices near Bab al-Saghir cemetery, leaving casualties and causing material damage to the cemetery and public and private properties.