Thursday, July 19, 2012

Report: Assad Disappears from Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to have disappeared from Damascus after his top security staff was killed in a suicide bombing.

By Chana Ya'ar and Reuters
First Publish: 7/19/2012, 11:55 AM

Assad forces truck burnt in rebel attack on Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to have disappeared from Damascus after his top security staff was killed in a suicide bombing. There has been no statement from the president, nor any sign of him since the attack Wednesday on the central government headquarters.
Clashes erupted Thursday near government headquarters in Damascus as opposition forces attacked loyalist troops, vowing to “liberate” the capital, activists and residents said.
One person was reported killed in the fighting by late morning in a neighborhood next to the Council of Ministers, a huge complex, and a Damascus University campus, sources said.
Assad's brother-in-law, his defense minister and a top general were all killed Wednesday at a meeting of defense and security chiefs.
A security source said the bomber, who struck the security headquarters itself, was a bodyguard for Assad's own inner circle.
The United Nations Security Council, which had planned to meet Wednesday, delayed a vote on a Syria resolution until Thursday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday he was alarmed by the intensifying violence in Syria and that he “strongly condemns” the bombing in Damascus that killed  top defense and security chiefs.
Ban "is also gravely concerned about reports of the continued use of heavy weapons by the Syrian security forces, including in the Damascus area, against civilians, despite repeated government assurances that such weapons would be withdrawn," the United Nations said in an emailed statement.
Ban, who is on a three-day visit to China, urged members of the Security Council to take collective and effective action in view of the escalating situation in Syria.
"Time is of the essence," Ban said. "The Syrian people have suffered for too long. The bloodshed must end now."


  1. Assad is on the run & is going down.

    1. He's a tall guy. You know what they say: "the bigger they are, the harder they fall."

  2. Hi, we cant handle the absolute truth. How about partial truths so we can continue living a lie.


    1. That is why we want Moshiach and the world of truth. We will all be able to handle it and welcome it. To lighten the burden a little now, they think that Assad may be in Latakia (not confirmed), on the coast. He may be still running the show, slightly, but is on thin ice and will fall soon (hopefully by tomorrow when the Moshiach might show up -- prophecy fulfilled). Stay tuned for further developments.

  3. BS"D

    Perhaps the following link & clip about what the Lubavitcher Rebbe said in relation to the relationship between Damascus and Yerushalayim will put things into an awesome perspective for us on this Erev Rosh Chodesh Av.

    Perhaps we may now be in more of a position to understand the spiritual reasons why Syria and Iran are bent on hitting back at Israel for the Syrian cholent!

    Big things are taking place . . .

    This is a posting from last Fall (note the relevancy today!)