Provinces, SANA – Three women of one family were cold-bloodedly slaughtered by an armed terrorist group who sneaked into their town in the southern countryside of Hama.
The killing, which took place in Taqsis town, came as another horrific massacre lay hours away which terrorists perpetrated against 14 civilians including women and children in Khattab village in northwestern countryside of the province.
SANA reporter quoted a Police Command source as saying that an armed terrorist group infiltrated Taqsis town from al-Rastan side and “slaughtered three women of one family, beheaded them and mutilated their bodies.”
The terrorists also shot another woman, leaving her injured, and kidnapped a fourth member of the family, the source added.
Director of the General Commission of Hama National Hospital Salim Khallouf told SANA that the bodies of three women from Taqsis town arrived in the hospital showing signs of gunshot wounds, mutilation and decapitation.
Another woman was admitted to the hospital sustaining a gunshot wound in the mouth, Khallouf added, noting that the woman is in a coma.
The signs of torture are similar to those shown on the bodies of some of the victims of yesterday’s massacre.
A citizen killed in terrorists’ shell attack in Idleb
In another context, a civilian was killed and two others got injured on Wednesday in a shell attack launched by terrorists on the city of Idleb.
According to a Police Command source, terrorists fired a number of explosive shells on Idleb city, leaving a citizen dead and two others wounded, in addition to causing damage to a number of cars and citizens’ properties in the site.
Terrorists assassinate member of national reconciliation sub-committee in Damascus Countryside
An armed terrorist group on Thursday assassinated member of the national reconciliation sub-committee in Qudsaiya city in Damascus Countryside Mohammad Marwan Hammoudeh.
A source Damascus Countryside police command told SANA that an armed terrorist group broke into Hammoudeh’s house at dawn opened fire on him after trying to kidnap him, causing his immediate death.
Last May, members of the national reconciliation sub-committee in Qudsaiya Isam al-Salihani and Khaled al-Bushi were injured due to attacks by the armed terrorists groups.
In a relevant context, terrorists set fire in the car of Adel Misto, the head the national reconciliation sub-committee in Qudsaiya city.
National reconciliation committee member assassinated along with son and citizen in al-Tal city outside Damascus
Moreover, a member of a local national reconciliation committee was assassinated, along with his son and a third civilian, by terrorists’ gunfire near al-Basha Mosque in al-Tal area, Damascus countryside.
Ammar al-Khatib, member of the National Reconciliation Committee in al-Tal area, was shot dead, along with his son Israa, 14, when terrorists opened fire on them that also mowed down a third citizen who happened to be in the place.
Terrorists have been following a pattern of assassinating heads and members of national reconciliation committees established to bridge communal gaps and heal divisions spawned by the current crisis.
H. Said/M. Ismael