The truth of what happened in Homs
Истина о том, что произошло в Хомсе
Reliable sources told Champress that the number of victims of the tragic events, which took place in Homs yesterday, has so far reached 14 people. More than 45 people were wounded.
According to the sources, by yesterday midnight, policeman “Ahmad al-Ahmad” was killed by snipers and 20 other policemen were wounded. Major Iyyad Harfoush was also martyred while he was on his way home.
The Syrian al-Ikhbariya TV Channel reproted yeasterday that more than eight people were martyred evening in Homs including an officer called Iyyad Harfoush when armed criminals opened fire on them.
More than 11 police and security personnel were injured on Sunday when a group of armed criminals opened fire on them in the town of Talbisa near Homs.
An official source at the Ministry of Interior said the armed group opened fire randomly, terrorizing citizens and cutting off public roads, noting that the police forces were unarmed and were keeping order.
An official source also stated that after the Homs-Hama-Aleppo international highway was cut off in the area next to the town of Talbisa by armed criminal groups that were terrorizing innocent civilians, a military unity was mobilized to the area to put an end to the armed groups’ crime spree and prevent them from cutting off the highway again.
Upon the unit’s approach, the armed criminal groups’ members who were situated in buildings near the highway opened fire on the military unit, which returned fire and killed 3 members of the armed groups and wounded 15, while 5 army personnel were wounded.