Children Massacred in a Mosque in Qaterji, Aleppo

Yesterday Assad committed yet another massacre against Aleppo’s residents, this time in the city’s Qaterji neighborhood. In the late afternoon, a missile struck the Muhammad al-Baqir Mosque and destroyed several other residential buildings as well. There have been reports that it was a SCUD missile, but residents [videos below] said one or two missiles were fired from a plane which is more likely. Ten martyrs have been counted so far with the number of wounded being much higher. Many children are among them, as residents [videos below] said they were attending Qur’an lessons inside the Mosque when the missile hit.

I’ve tried to collect all of the available videos about this horrific massacre. The first is the longest: it is a 12 minute recording of the aftermath, showing the chaos as everyone is trying to do something to help the victims. A number of people, among them children, are being pulled out from underneath the rubble. Some of them did not make it.

The following are videos of several residents who describe what they have witnessed.

We were here when a Sukhoi fighter jet fired on that Mosque. This Mosque, is there anything there, is it the FSA’s or what? A Sukhoi fighter jet, my good man, does the FSA have fighter jets to strike with? These were all civilians here… A message for [Hassan Nasr’s] Hezb al-Shaytan and the regime’s army: if you are Assad’s armies, we are God’s army…

These are children. Children! Go and kill armed fighters if you have the force to do so, show us. These are children attending lessons in the Mosque. Lessons! Children! …

We were here in Qaterji as we heard the sound of an airplane and two missiles were fired which fell here. There were children in the Mosque and people living in their homes. There was nobody from the FSA here. The plane comes in fearfully, fires and the missiles land wherever they land. There are many martyrs underneath the rubble.

This man is standing inside the Muhammad al-Baqir Mosque that was hit, he has had enough of everyone and all their lies.

Following are some reports that were made:



This is said to be right after the missile struck:

These are the rest of the videos, there are many:

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfg3CHlNalk
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7bLdPbqNy0
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnSboNJ0950
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE6G4uLWCdg
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3A4y7_dmZo
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue0jC_h0BEQ
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zE6GyWtGc8
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvNtwJoJYck
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMeG0VW1sJU
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FybKN0WFTM
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fep0uaJaeE
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzijrOaohEU
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMav9tf7pLc
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwpIb84oq1U
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKW2ctPpMMY
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrn1wXi11lM
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHqWm5S8_jI
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNSIiWiti8s
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yORMCUOxXW8
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbxeoFqFfLA
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2HSBdDoQtc

To remember, freedom in the Qaterji neighborhood:

2 thoughts on “Children Massacred in a Mosque in Qaterji, Aleppo

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