by Hanan Shamout
Martyrs of the National Security Headquarters in Damascus on July 18, 2012
In execution of a foreign sinister scheme by some, unfortunately, Arab, regional and world countries, and in support to Israel and America, as to weaken, destabilize, and fragment Syria, a terrorist attack targeted National Security Headquarters in Damascus on July 18 2012. The heinous terrorist attack led to the martyrdom of Defence Minister General Abdullah Daoud Rajha, his deputy General Assef Shawkat, General Hassan Turkmani, and General Hisham Al-Ikhtyar. The terrorist attack, according to some analysts, carried the fingerprints of a Qatari-Saudi-Turkish- US and Israeli conspiracy as to assassinate military, scientific and intellectual elites of high symbols of the country.
Some traitors, mercenaries and armed terrorist conspirators carried out the assassination of the four Syrian Leaders in a bid to destroy, but in vain, our beloved country and to spread chaos. However, Syria was, and is still, and will remain strong, steadfast in the face of all conspirators who try to play with its security, stability, and welfare.
General Dawoud Abdallah Rajha
Defence Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic and a Former Chief of staff of the Syrian Arab Army.
Rajha was born in Damascus 1947. He was an artillery specialist in the military academy, from which he graduated in 1967.
He attained the rank of General in 1998 .
General Assef Shawkat
Deputy-Minister of Defence from September 2011 until his martyrdom in July 2012. Born: January 1950 in Al-Madehleh, Tartus,
General Hasan Turkmani
He was assassinated on 18 July 2012 during the terrorist bombing against the National Security Headquarters in Rawda Square, north-west Damascus.
.General Hisham Al-Ikhtyar
General Hisham Al-Ikhtyar , the National Security Advisor, (1941 – 20 July 2012): On July 20, 2012, martyr Al-Ikhtyar succumbed to his injuries.
Martyred Hero : Ali Abbas
Date & place f Martyrdom : Damascus, August 11, 2012
Position : Journalist, Head of Domestic News Department in the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)
Martyred Hero Salman Ali Harba:
Date of martyrdom: 27/7/2012
The father of the martyr, Mr. Ali Younis Harba said: ''God blesses my son and all honourable Syrian martyrs who defended and still defend our beloved country. I am proud of him and in his martyrdom. May God help us to defeat our enemies; and we, by God's help, will be victorious.''
Martyr's brother, Wael Harba said: ''we are all martyrdom projects and the victory is so near and it will be achieved sooner by the help of God and by standing hand-by-hand with the heroic Syrian Arab Army.''
Uncle of the martyr, Muhammad Yunus Harba said: ''God blesses my nephew and all the honorable martyrs of the nation. Long live the homeland and President Bashar Al-Assad and by God willing the right will prevail over wrong in the end.''
The hero Martyr Mahmod Issa al-Ali
Date of birth: 1974
Date of martyrdom: 07/13/2012
Ahmed Issa al- Ali's, martyr's brother said: " We are five brothers and we all are ready for martyrdom in defence of our beloved homeland; it is our duty to protect Syria from mercenary terrorists.''
Damascus bombings Martyrs
General Intelligence Department Headquarters, 23/12/2011
Ali Abdul Hamid Hourani
Hazim Aziz Saleh
Rafie Khalaf al-mlyhan
Ahmed Mohamed Othman
Qusai Saleh Youssef
Ahmed Ali Mosa
Mahdi Saeed Fendo
Mazen Ali Ghanem
Nazih Jamil Melhem
Adnan Jadallah al-Hayek
Ezzat Shehadeh al- Sheikh
Ali Taha al- Saleh
Uday Samir al-Kuntar
Mohamed Bakri Shiekh Shok
Ibrahim Ahmad Mohaimeed
Mohammed Yaseen al- Sa'adi
Mustafa Abdel Aziz Nahlawi
Ali Khalid Cino
Ghaith Essam Aljgami
Hatem Abu Yahya
Work: Cameraman Assistant
Media Martyr who was kidnapped and killed by a terrorist group in countryside of Damascus (Tal Menin )
Date of Martyrdom: 13 August 2012
Pierre George Kpraual
Date of birth :1983 –Aleppo
Date of Martyrdom :14 Oct 2012
Social Status: Married, his daughter is Marita
Colonel Ali Khouzam
Syrian Arab Army's Martyr, was martyred on 6 Oct. 2012
Dr. Mahmoud Tassabehji : a physician, assassinated by armed terrorist groups in Aleppo on Oct. 14, 2012.
Mona Bakkour : the Director of Syria Castle Website and she worked at Thawra Newspaper Office in Aleppo, was martyred in Aleppo on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012.
Media Martyr 10 Oct. 2012
Al-Ikhbaryia Channel correspondent in Deir Al-zour.
Captain Attaf Darwish: the martyr was assassinated by armed terrorist groups on Nov. 26th. 2011.
Martyred Pastor Fadi Al-hadad
Mar Elias Church Priest
Assassinated by terrorists in October 2012.
Martyr Kamel Ismael Sayouh
Date of Birth : 1985
Date of Martyrdom : 26 Sep. 2012
Army Martyr Iyad Yacub Salmoun
Date of Birth : 1989
Date of Martyrdom : 12 Aug. 2012
Ibrahim Mohamed Haloum
Date of birth: 1970
Date of Martyrdom: 2 Oct. 2012
Waled Hashem Aboud
Date of Birth: 1989
Date of Martyrdom: 12 Sep. 2012
Ramadan Ahmad Sayouh
Date of Birth: 1988
Date of Martyrdom: 17 Sep. 2012