Three women from one family were slaughtered in cold blood by an armed terrorist group who sneaked into their town in the southern countryside of Hama.
The killing, which took place in Taqsis, came shortly after another horrific massacre, where terrorists killed 14 civilians including women and children, in Khattab village just hours away in the northwestern countryside of the province.
A SANA reporter quoted a Police Command source as saying that "an armed terrorist group infiltrated Taqsis from the Rastan side and “slaughtered three women of one family, beheaded them and mutilated their bodies.”
The terrorists also shot another woman, leaving her wounded, and kidnapped a fourth member of the family, the source added.
The Director of the General Commission of Hama National Hospital Salim Khallouf told SANA that the bodies of three women from Taqsis town arrived in the hospital showing signs of gunshot wounds, mutilation and decapitation.
Another woman was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound in the mouth, Khallouf added, adding that the woman is in a coma.
The signs of torture are similar to those shown on the bodies of some of the victims of the massacre a day earlier.
Seperatley, one civilian was killed and two others got injured on Wednesday in a shelling attack launched by terrorists in the city of Edlib.
According to a Police Command source, terrorists fired a number of explosive shells in Edlib city, leaving one citizen dead and two others wounded, in addition to causing damage to a number of cars and citizens’ properties at the site.
An armed terrorist group on Thursday also assassinated member of the national reconciliation sub-committee, Mohammad Marwan Hammoudeh, in Qudsaya city in Damascus Countryside.
A source with the Damascus Countryside Police Command told SANA that an armed terrorist group broke into Hammoudeh’s house at dawn and opened fire on him after trying to kidnap him. he was killed immediately.
Last May, members of the national reconciliation sub-committee in Qudsaya, Isam al-Salihani and Khaled al-Bushi were injured in attacks by the armed terrorists groups.
In a relevant context, terrorists set fire to the car belonging to Adel Misto, the head the national reconciliation sub-committee in Qudsaya.
Another National Reconciliation Committee member was assassinated, along with his son and a third civilian, by terrorists near al-Basha Mosque in the area of Tal, in Damascus countryside.
Ammar al-Khatib, a member of the National Reconciliation Committee in Tal area, was shot dead, along with his son Israa, 14, when terrorists opened fire on them, also mowing down a third innocent bystander.
Translated and edited by the Syrian Observer