Normal life back to Hama, Idleb families appreciate important role of the army
DAMASCUS- Hama, the serene Syrian city famous for its waterwheels, had been disturbed by days of killings and terror by armed terrorist groups under the cover of peaceful protests.
Betraying their humanity, the armed terrorist groups threw the bodies of martyrs in the Orontes River, bullied people, set fire to state buildings and looted institutions.
Abir al-Hosni, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Department at the Syrian Commercial Bank branch, narrates how the armed groups controlled the city for two weeks, set up roadblocks and interrupted the flow of normal life by forcing people to stay in their homes.
”Roadblocks were everywhere in the streets and neighborhoods, controlled by armed men who interrogate employees and prevent them from going to their work,” says al-Hosni.
She categorically denied the news broadcast by some Arab channels that the army bombarded the city, affirming that the mission of the army was restricted to following terrorists to halt their aggressions on governmental institutions.
Faten al-Nabulsi, from al-Kusssour neighborhood, told SANA “We haven’t been able to move by car due to the roadblocks set up by the armed groups.”
Kawthar Raad, an employee at al-Assad Medical Complex, described the last days in Hama as very tough, adding ”I stopped going to wok in fear for my life. It was unbearable.”
She described how about 2000 armed terrorists attacked a police station and set it on fire, which resulted in the martyrdom of many policemen, adding that the army brought about a sense of relief to people.
Tearful Raad continues ”When I returned to Hama from Jordan, a young man ordered me to show my ID card in my own neighborhood! What sense does it make?”
Raad called upon the families who were forced to flee their homes to return, because the army units restored security to the city.
Meanwhile,In Idleb, families of the northern Syrian city appreciated and thanked the Army unites for their efforts to rescue them from the acts of the armed terrorist groups and restore security and stability there.
The families told the Syrian TV “We thank the Army which fulfilled its duty and restored safe and tranquility to the city,” underlining that the soldiers dealt with the families with respect during its presence in Idleb.