After 9 days of detonating his child in Damascus, Abo al-Nemer is dead • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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After 9 days of detonating his child in Damascus, Abo al-Nemer is dead

Reliable sources confirmed to SOHR that Abo al-Nimer al-Sory ” Abdurrahman Shadad ” was killed after being shot in Tishren neighborhood in Damascus, Unknown militiamen shot him in Tishren neighborhood between Barza and Qabon, what wounded him and led to his death, sources confirmed that Fateh al-Sham assassinated him, after he was working under its protection.

SOHR published yesterday a report observing the the child Fatima and how she was exploded in a suicide attack by her Father Abo al-Nimer and his wife, in al-Medan neighborhood in the 16th of December 2016, and after four o’clock Damascus time, a violent explosion shakes a neighborhood of Damascene sits in the middle of the city, al-Midan neighborhood. The information initially conflicted about the exact nature of the blast, which took place within al-Midan Police Station, minutes pass… and still the accurate information is unknown, an explosive device? A person blows himself up using an explosive belt? A beggar citizen woman blows herself up in the police department…, until the body of a child appeared and the certain information came in a video.

Fatima the daughter of Abdul Rahman Shaddad also known as Abu Nimr al-Suri, a Syrian girl with nine years of age, she appears in a video of which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received, in the video she was with her sister Islam who is one year younger than her, and a woman with a hidden face kissing them before the children move go on the way drawn by their father, after he surrounded their waists with 2 explosive belts.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the incident and followed its developments, and in the details that the Observatory was able to document from several reliable sources; Abu Nimr al-Suri (“al-Suri” means “the Syrian” in the Arabic language) is a resident of the area between the neighborhoods of Barza and Qaboun on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, he initially joined the ranks of Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant), then he left them to join the ranks of the “Islamic State” in the Eastern Ghouta, before the battels that took place between the factions of the Eastern Ghouta against the “Islamic State” and expelling the last mentioned out of the Ghouta, that’s when Abu Nimr left the organizational work with the “Islamic State” organization and comes back and joins the “Islamic movement of Ahrar al-Sham”, and he works with them in the Qaboun sector at the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus as a “security leader”, and the sources confirmed to the observatory that the reason behind working as a security leader in “Islamic movement of Ahrar al-Sham” is due to his experience and relationships within the capital Damascus. Abu Nimr al-Suri re-broke his association with the Movement, and work independently under the cover and protection of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Fath al-Sham Front) currently, where sources close to Abu Nimr al-Suri confirmed that he appears quite little and he gets out of his whereabouts only at night, and he always wears an explosive belt, and that both videos were filmed by Abu Nimr and his wife, which are the videos where both Abu Nimr al-Suri, his wife and their child Fatima who blew herself up at al-Midan police Department appeared, and Islam the younger girl, who was pushed to blow herself up, but the drawn plan did not succeed so they canceled the decision of she blowing herself up.

Abdul Rahman Shaddad -who appeared in a video which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights got a copy of it- his brother and his brother’s wife had detonated themselves up earlier, where intersecting sources confirmed to the Observatory that the brother and the wife of the brother of Abu Nimr al-Suri blew themselves up in one of the areas in the capital Damascus back in 2014 during a raid by the regime forces on their home.

This incident is the first of its kind for a Syrian child at this age, it shocked the Syrian people, in spite of death that falls wherever a Syrian citizen is, and wherever they fled in search of a safe haven, this incident caused a resentment in the religious and popular communities, and also caused rejection, condemn and denounce against this incident that was born today amid fear that it may grow in the coming days, this crime against the child girl Fatima had many reasons, it started from the continuous and steady killing of the Syrian people by Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the forces loyal to him from the Lebanese Hezbollah, Russia, Iran and other militias that support him of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities, this continued killing has deprived the Syrian child and citizen of their most basic rights, the rights that they have risen up for, and to get to the country of law, justice, freedom, equality and democracy, and also as a result of the deprivation and the communal and sectarian brainwashing by the regime and the gunmen loyal to them, the “Islamic State” organization, Jabhat Al- Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant), fighters, activists and some people of the opposition, this brainwashing has created another option in front of the Syrian children, an option they do not know its consequences, these parties and others that exploit the Syrian children and work day and night from behind the curtain to deprive them from the right to live, by putting them it into their jihadist and ideological organizations, taking advantage of their ignorance and work to increase this ignorance by denying them the right to learn, or by imposing a given school systems that mummify and freeze their thinking.

We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights condemn this crime against the Syrian girl Fatima and her sister, and condemn this act which result was nothing but the death of a child in her early life, and deprived her of her basic right to live, and we fear that her sister faces the same fate, also we call to hold them accountable whomever kill Syrian children and people, where the Syrian children have become a profitable trade for all parties, some of them take them to the battel arenas, and some of them exploit them to blow themselves up with explosive belts and booby trapped vehicles, and some of them exploit them in combat and service work, and some others exploit them in the media by showing themselves as if they were fearful for the fate of Syrian children while their warplanes bomb the sons of the Syrian people and kill and injure tens of them.