On first day of Eid in Syria the people continued to suffer from the barbarity and savagery that Assad unleashed upon the country. The days of feast and family gatherings have become characterised by death, pain and suffering. While Bashar al-Assad and his cronies were busy pretending to be upright Muslims at the Eid prayer, listening to a sermon about the “American-Zionist-Western-Arab-Wahhabi-Takfiri” [not making this up] conspiracy which was broadcast on state TV, his army continued its “Assad or we will burn the country” mission of genocide and total destruction.
A huge bomb is dropped on Sayf al-Dawleh, Aleppo:
The Nasr Mosque in Sayf al-Dawleh was damaged by shelling:
Buildings were collapsing after the bombardment of al-Zubayda, Aleppo
In Aleppo, besides of all the horrors, all the phone lines (land & mobile) were down on what is supposed to be a day of family gatherings and visits.
Al-Khalidyye in Homs was being shelled while the Takbirat al-Eid came from the damaged Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque:
Some of the above footage was also used in the following report, as well as footage of people having to cut their traditional visiting of the cemetery short as they flee from bombardments. (Warning, contains some graphic images).
The town of Maarat Numaan (Idlib province) was being shelled as the people were trying to customarily visit the marketplace the night before Eid:
These are merely some of the images that have been coming out of Syria yesterday, there are many more. Despite all of this horror, the people of Syria still tried to celebrate Eid al-Fitr as some of the above images show.
Takbirat al-Eid after Isha prayers the night before, from Barze, Damascus:
Takbirat al-Eid by the FSA
After Eid prayers, many people such as in Idlib went out to demonstrate
Finally, something from the past, this was what it was like at the Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque in Homs back in 2006:
Kullu aam wa-antum bi khayr