Saturday, October 19, 2013

Syrian Snipers Target Pregnant Women and Others In Game Of Target Practice

In a civil war where neither side is worth rooting for, and where both sides are responsible for horrific crimes against humanity, you support the side which is the least evil. In Syria, that's Bashar al Assad, by virtue of the fact that al-Qaeda factions have all but taken control of the rebel forces. I have been posting videos and information about the horrors of the al-Qaeda linked extremists fighting in Syria, now here's something allegedly from Assad's side:  Snipers targeting pregnant women.

War surgeon Dr. David Nott, who spent over a month in Syria, claims that snipers are using civilians as target practice, and turn it into a game, targeting different parts of the bodies.

“From the first patients that came in in the morning, you could almost tell what you would see for the rest of the day. It was a game. We heard the snipers were winning packets of cigarettes for hitting the correct number of targets.”
On one day more than six pregnant women were caught by sniper fire and on another day two heavily pregnant women were targeted. They survived but their unborn babies died, one suffering a bullet to the brain.
“The women were all shot through the uterus, so that must have been where they were aiming for... This was deliberate. It was hell beyond hell,” he told the paper.

Although Nott can not be certain which side was responsible, he believes it was Assad's.

Either way, they're all animals.

More here, and here.

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