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The Ignorance of The Syrian National Coalition is Turning The Wheat Mills into a Town Called "Mills"

In Damascus Suburbs down through the pathway to the green valley where there are huge mountains extending on the right-hand side, forests with bushy trees among which deers and bears jump happily and a sparkling river running down its wide stream; there you may find the imaginary “town of mills” that was shelled with rockets by the Syrian regime forces and witnessed a horrifying massacre.

The geographic description of the venue was a personal discretion after a long search in my own imagination However, the rest of the story was mentioned in the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces’ statement regarding the massacre at the beautiful “town of Mills”.

For the past couple of days, the battle of mills was the most eminent news in the area of Ghouta due to several reasons. First and foremost, it had brought back hope for hundreds of thousands of people that the smell of bread will return after many months of deprivation.

Bread was the first victim of the tight siege by the regime’s forces on both Ghoutas (Eastern and Western) and the rest of the rebels’ inhabited areas in Damascus city and its surroundings. Secondly, the battles were fierce and there was lots of bloodshed.

The talk of the town was the military campaign that aimed to liberate the mills located on the road to Damascus Airport. The campaign during which hundreds of rebels and civilians were martyred or injured until this moment.

In a report concerning the massacre that was issued by the Violations Documentation Center in Syria, activist Majd AlDeik mentioned in his testimony that there is no way for us to estimate the number of victims in this massacre because body parts are everywhere, the battle continues till present time and the area is observed by the regime’s snipers and tanks.

Majd said: “There was no way we could have controlled the situation and prohibit the civilians from entering the area due to their severe necessity for flour of which they have been deprived for months. Suddenly, the regime’s forces located only a few hundreds of meters away opened their Shilka machine guns targeting the main entrance. I was there by the train-tracks and eye-witnessed how all the 17 cars burnt along with the civilians inside of them. There were more than 50 people in the cars and up until now we could not extract the martyrs and wounded or identify them because the area is still observed by the regime’s forces. I have seen a young man from Saqba town who was hit with a missile that cut his head off in front of us.”

Not to mention the martyrs who fell in the following days when the regime’s forces targeted the area with ground-to-ground rockets resulting in dozens of martyrs and wounded.

Majd continued to narrate how families started to block the road on the few cars that could survive the massacre and were loaded with flour so they could get some of it. All that happened seems imaginary and painful to an unprecedented or tolerated level. None of this has reached to the people at the Syrian National Coalition, on the contrary, they thought that (Mills) is a name of a town. They did not know about neither the bread dipped in blood nor the battle its causes, details and background.vIn Damascus Suburbs down through the pathway to the green valley where there are huge mountains extending on the right-hand side, forests with bushy trees among which deers and bears jump happily and a sparkling river running down its wide stream; there you may find the imaginary “town of mills” that was shelled with rockets by the Syrian regime forces and witnessed a horrifying massacre.

The geographic description of the venue was a personal discretion after a long search in my own imagination However, the rest of the story was mentioned in the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces’ statement regarding the massacre at the beautiful “town of Mills”.

For the past couple of days, the battle of mills was the most eminent news in the area of Ghouta due to several reasons. First and foremost, it had brought back hope for hundreds of thousands of people that the smell of bread will return after many months of deprivation.

Bread was the first victim of the tight siege by the regime’s forces on both Ghoutas (Eastern and Western) and the rest of the rebels’ inhabited areas in Damascus city and its surroundings. Secondly, the battles were fierce and there was lots of bloodshed.

The talk of the town was the military campaign that aimed to liberate the mills located on the road to Damascus Airport. The campaign during which hundreds of rebels and civilians were martyred or injured until this moment.

In a report concerning the massacre that was issued by the Violations Documentation Center in Syria, activist Majd AlDeik mentioned in his testimony that there is no way for us to estimate the number of victims in this massacre because body parts are everywhere, the battle continues till present time and the area is observed by the regime’s snipers and tanks.

Majd said: “There was no way we could have controlled the situation and prohibit the civilians from entering the area due to their severe necessity for flour of which they have been deprived for months. Suddenly, the regime’s forces located only a few hundreds of meters away opened their Shilka machine guns targeting the main entrance. I was there by the train-tracks and eye-witnessed how all the 17 cars burnt along with the civilians inside of them. There were more than 50 people in the cars and up until now we could not extract the martyrs and wounded or identify them because the area is still observed by the regime’s forces. I have seen a young man from Saqba town who was hit with a missile that cut his head off in front of us.”

Not to mention the martyrs who fell in the following days when the regime’s forces targeted the area with ground-to-ground rockets resulting in dozens of martyrs and wounded.

Majd continued to narrate how families started to block the road on the few cars that could survive the massacre and were loaded with flour so they could get some of it. All that happened seems imaginary and painful to an unprecedented or tolerated level. None of this has reached to the people at the Syrian National Coalition, on the contrary, they thought that (Mills) is a name of a town. They did not know about neither the bread dipped in blood nor the battle its causes, details and background.

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