Approximately 125 people, mostly from Al-Fawa and Kafriya, including 68 children, were killed in a suicide bombing, on Saturday, targeting 75 buses that were parked in the Al-Rashidin area west of Aleppo. They were driving them away from their towns. According to the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights the number of dead is still set to increase due to the presence of hundreds of wounded.
Since the onset of the revolution, the regime of Assad and his allies have followed the policy of imposing reconciliation and truce as a term that conceals the truth of the bitter reality; which begins with the continuous bombardment, and stifling siege imposed on thousands of civilians so that they finally concede to the policy of forced displacement. Since 2013, the regime has openly begun to give the besieged people, of the targeted towns and villages, a choice between two things: either starvation and genocide or evacuation and displacement. This escalated at the end of last year when tens of thousands from the people of Aleppo were evacuated, and who still suffer from the effects of this forced displacement, notably from the scarcity of humanitarian aid and living in squatter camps. And now the cycle of displacement is around the capital, Damascus.
This huge explosion took the lives of children and women who have been forced to live under siege for years and now forced to leave their homes and towns on these buses. Under the four towns agreement, the evacuation of all 16,000 residents of Al-Fawa and Kafriya, trapped by the armed factions since 2015, has been decided in two phases, in return for the exits of the residents who wish to do so of Madaya and Zabadani, that have been besieged by the regime and the Iranian-Lebanese party militia for three years.
The innocent and trapped civilians for years have become like a ball thrown by two teams: The armed factions that have pledged themselves to pursue a political solution according to the agenda and care of the Kaffir Western countries, and the brutal puppet regime and its allies from Iran and its militias. They decide either to free those trapped or to release them under the name of holding reconciliation agreements, to begin the suffering of displacement and evacuations of many families, or to continue the siege and deprivations of the basic elements of life, with the prospect of death from starvation looming on the children, women, and the elderly.
Tragedy and suffering has been experienced by the people of Syria during the barbaric war declared by the tyrant of Syria on his rebelling people, which saw the siege of many areas by all parties to the conflict and the evacuation of several tens of thousands of civilians, and since 2011 claimed the lives of more than 320 thousand people and the displacement of millions inside and outside the country in addition to the thousands who are missing and detained.
Haven’t the countries of the world, especially America, had enough of shedding the blood of our children and the displacement of our women? On the one hand they ally together and attack, and on the other hand, they pretend to be rivals and sit at the negotiating table as if nothing has happened. The massacres, the explosions, the intensification of battles on the ground and the intensification of raids have become a means for the various parties to the conflict to impose their conditions and subdue their opponents.
Didn’t the Muslim scholars and their armies realize that the Islamic Ummah is in dire need of them?! And that they have to get out of the puppet rulers’ camp and join their Ummah’s camp to guide it and lead it towards taking authority and ruling by Allah’s law instead of the tyrants’ rule; by establishing the second righteous Khilafah state (Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood?!
Allah (swt) says:
أَفَحُكْمَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَبْغُونَ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِّقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ
“Then is it the judgement of [the time of] ignorance they desire? But who is better than Allah in judgement for a people who are certain [in faith]”
Women’s Section in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Thursday, 23rd Rajab 1438 AH
Issue No: 1438 AH / 041