Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Suicide bomb in Damascus



On 5th of November the street where Calfy lodged and some of her friends live, where I stayed when I visited, was visited by a suicide bomber. Many killed and maimed.  This is a residential district of Damascus where people live closely. God help them all.

Update:
Syrian human rights watch says 11 killed and many more injured.  Syrian TV says it was a bomb planted under a car.  Which fits with the pictures.

6 comments:

Nomad said...

Marhabah! You must both be intensely relieved that Calfy took note of sound advice and got out while going was good. Such sadness for the (once) lovely friendly folk of Syria.

Not possible to ma'a salamat these days.

lilith said...

Calfy couldn't have stayed. By the time she left everyone in the street was paranoid about "foreigners".

I can't even send our friends chocolate. I wonder what our asylum policy is for Syrians? I expect it is "they can go to Lebanon/Jordan/Iraq/Turkey"

Blue Eyes said...

Poor old Syria. Poor old Damascus. That market whose roof still bore the damage from the previous conflict.

Such a beautiful place, always so dangerous to be always at a cross-roads of civilisations. Eventually we humans might grow up.

lilith said...

It is so sad. And now we are going to arm the people who are driving out/killing/terrifying the minorities so they can form yet another Suni Islamic state? Our Christian friends have left. We really shouldn't be arming anyone.

Scrobs... said...

I'm actually rather (very) pleased that you and Calfy are over here with us, rather than being bombed by that dreadful lot, Lils.

Can you please let them get on with their war, and make Brit lives a better peoples...

To me, you guys are much more important as we sit here riding this bike...

Electro-Kevin said...

Bombs are particularly cruel in that they injure more than they kill.

Often it's a mercy not to survive them.