Hospital Targeted in Latest Barrage of Terrorist Attacks on Syria

October 21, 2013

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (the state-owned news agency of the Syrian Arab Republic), the fifth floor of the Jaramana Hospital in Jaramana was bombed on October 18th.

The same day, another shell exploded on the city's main road. In al-Wa'r neighborhood in Homs city, two people were killed by rocket-propelled grenades fired on houses. In the same neighborhood, rocket-propelled grenades injured two people when they exploded near al-Bir Hospital. An attack with rocket-propelled grenades was also carried out against a nitrogen fertilizer plant in Kattina area of Homs countryside. In Damascus, three people were killed and a number injured by mortar shell explosions in Bab Touma neighborhood.

Three days earlier, two churches in the Damascus Countryside were attacked with explosive devices. Armed attacks were carried out against several other gathering places including the Great Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo, al-Omari Mosque in Daraa and al-Latin Church in Deir Ezzor. On the same day, four people were injured by mortar shells fired on people's homes in the residential al-Kanawat neighborhood in Damascus.

On October 19th, one person was killed and fifteen injured when a car filled with explosives blew up near Jaramana city in Damascus countryside. On the same day, mortar shells exploded in four different neighborhoods in Jaramana. As a result two people were injured. Meanwhile six attacks took place in and around Damascus. Three people were killed and three injured by mortar shells that fell in neighborhoods landing on residential buildings and a church. The same day gunmen blocked a team of Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) workers from entering Aleppo Central Prison with food and medical relief.

The next day, a car bomb exploded in a heavily trafficked area in Hama, causing the death of thirty-seven people and injuring dozens more.

On October 21st, mortar shelling in Damascus injured twelve people. The same day one person was injured when gunmen opened fire on a SARC team delivering aid to Aleppo Central Prison.

According to the U.S. State Department, the CIA has admittedly been providing equipment and training to its champions in Syria, including the "Free Syria Army," since the middle of 2012. Additional aid is being provided through a State Department office created in 2011 and called "The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)."