Tuesday, 16 February 2016

On the brink of WWIII: Azaz hospital air raid: 'No terrorists, no fighters, just babies' Syria crisis slips ever closer to WW3


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The UN says that 50 people were killed in attacks on at least three medical facilities including a children's hospital in northern Syria on Monday, with one medical charity saying it appeared they had been deliberately attacked by Russian or government jets.
Fears of an escalation of the five year civil war were further sparked as Syrian government forces and Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters reportedly took Tel Rifaat on Monday night, a key town enroute to the city of Azaz where air strikes fell on Monday.
As Turkey shelled Syrian targets across its border for the third day in a row, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday his country would not allow Azaz to fall to Kurdish fighters. Meanwhile, Russia's defense ministry said Turkey's shelling was "open support to international terrorism" reports.
Syrian government forces reportedly told Al Jazeera late on Monday that they planned to continue their march to Azaz, a flashpoint town in Aleppo province near the Turkish border, where it would appear a major escalation in fighting could occur.
Rescuers wearing hard hats searched through rubble for survivors in northern Syria Monday after airstrikes hit two hospitals and a school building.
The attacks killed at least 22 people, according to reports.
Eight others are missing and presumed dead,
reports www.middleeasteye.net. Amnesty International said the hospital attacks amounted to war crimes.
Critics of the Syrian government warned that the latest violence is yet another troubling sign that a planned "cessation of hostilities" in the war-ravaged country is far from taking hold.
Fifteen people were killed when a hospital and a school building that was housing displaced people were struck in Azaz, in Syria's Aleppo province, according to a hospital worker on the scene.
Up to 40 other people were wounded.
Staff members were evacuating the wounded after the first strike on the Women and Children's Hospital when the complex and a road leading to the Turkish border were struck again, a hospital employee known as Moudhar told CNN.
Women and children were among the dead, he said.
Another projectile hit the nearby school building, he said.
In a separate attack about 100 km (62 miles away), another horrifying scene played out at a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders at Maarat al-Numan in Syria's Idlib province. Missiles struck the hospital four times within minutes, the medical humanitarian organization said.
Images from the scene showed the hospital reduced to mostly twisted metal and other rubble.
At least seven people were killed and eight others were missing and presumed dead, the organization said.
The dead consisted of five patients, a caretaker and a hospital guard, while eight staff members were missing.
Patients were also unaccounted for, the statement said, but it's not clear how many.
"The situation is desperate," said Massimiliano Rebaudengo, Doctors Without Borders' head of mission.
"This appears to be a deliberate attack on a health structure, and we condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms," Rebaudengo said
"The destruction of the hospital leaves the local population of around 40,000 people without access to medical services in an active zone of conflict," he said.



In almost 4,000 years Damascus has never been destroyed.....Until now!

A Prophecy Against Damascus

17 A prophecy against Damascus:
“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
    but will become a heap of ruins.
The cities of Aroer will be deserted
    and left to flocks, which will lie down,
    with no one to make them afraid.
The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
    and royal power from Damascus;
the remnant of Aram will be
    like the glory of the Israelites,”
declares the Lord Almighty.
“In that day the glory of Jacob will fade;
    the fat of his body will waste away.
It will be as when reapers harvest the standing grain,
    gathering the grain in their arms—
as when someone gleans heads of grain
    in the Valley of Rephaim.
Yet some gleanings will remain,
    as when an olive tree is beaten,
leaving two or three olives on the topmost branches,
    four or five on the fruitful boughs,”
declares the Lord, the God of Israel.
In that day people will look to their Maker
    and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.
They will not look to the altars,
    the work of their hands,
and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles[a]
    and the incense altars their fingers have made.
In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth. And all will be desolation.
10 You have forgotten God your Savior;
    you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress.
Therefore, though you set out the finest plants
    and plant imported vines,
11 though on the day you set them out, you make them grow,
    and on the morning when you plant them, you bring them to bud,
yet the harvest will be as nothing
    in the day of disease and incurable pain.
12 Woe to the many nations that rage
    they rage like the raging sea!
Woe to the peoples who roar
    they roar like the roaring of great waters!
13 Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters,
    when he rebukes them they flee far away,
driven before the wind like chaff on the hills,
    like tumbleweed before a gale.
14 In the evening, sudden terror!
    Before the morning, they are gone!
This is the portion of those who loot us,
    the lot of those who plunder us.


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1 comment:

spirittoo said...

Hospital bombed by Russia and Syria? I know that's a lie ... it was Turkey. Get your facts straight!!