Talk:Al-Dwayah Massacre

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SANA's report gives the villages as "al-Duwaya al-Soghra." The closest match and likely the place though not certain, is the one named on Wikimpaia Al-Dwayah, on the Quneitra/Deraa border it seems, next to Kudanah reservior, just west of Jassem, Hara, Tafas, etc. --Caustic Logic (talk) 14:28, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra committed a massacre on Wednesday in the village of al-Duwaya al-Soghra in Quneitra’s souther countryside, claiming the lives of 8 civilians.
One of the locals told SANA that large numbers of terrorists flying the banner of Jabhet al-Nusra attacked the village on Wednesday afternoon, detaining dozens of locals and torturing them before killing 8 civilians, 7 of them from one family.
He said that the terrorists attacked the village because its people repeatedly refused to harbor terrorists and criminals and wouldn’t let their village become a staging ground for massacres and crimes against neighboring villages.
He added that the terrorists also mutilated the victims’ bodies before stealing around 350 sheep and leaving.
A source at Mamdouh Abaza Hospital said that the hospital received eight bodies showing signs of torture and severe trauma.
In a statement to SANA, Quneitra Governor Maan Salah Eddin denounced this heinous massacre, saying that facts prove that terrorists kill indiscriminately and target all Syrians in all areas.
He asserted that the people of Quneitra will remain united in confronting terrorism and supporting the Syrian Army in its heroic battle against terrorist groups.

Cabinet condemns the massacre

The Cabinet denounced with the strongest terms the massacre which was committed by Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists in the village of al-Duwaya al-Soghra.
Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi said that this massacre and the other ones will not dissuade the government from moving forward in combating terrorism.
A mangled version: "(Al-Nusra) yesterday attacked a small rural village called Dvya in Kutaytr, a province in the south of Syria. The Governor of Kunaytra, Maen Selahattin Ali, reported the death of a family of seven (who were about to be eight). The villagers explained to the SANA correspondents that several attackers raided the village yesterday. They were carrying a Nusra flag. Once the terrorists caught them hostage, they tortured them."
  • VDC: The VDC shows death in Dwaya this day. One man, Ibrahem Abdul Hameed Qrayan of Dawwaya, age 37 died, but contrary to SANA, from "warplane shelling." Plus he was just from there, where nothing seems to have happened that day. Martyrdom location: Dara: Jassim. Was he abducted and taken there? Another Quneitra province death fleshes out the reported two for the day: Hayel Jasem al-Abdulla, age 47, from Asbah: Esheh passed away from "Detention - Torture" But not this day. Notes: "Date of death is not accurate, Martyred under torture in the regime's army prisons, his family was informed of his death but the body was not delivered"
However on the 13th, they report a massacre. 9 martyrs from Quneitra. One is a rebel fighter killed by shelling. Six are adult males of the Kelo family (Christian?) from "Daweh village" An Adnan al-Shwesh and his son were executed in Hajeh. The Kelo men carry this note: "Several bodies were found slaughtered by regime's army forces in a farm to the west of Harra town."
Michel Kilo, Christian opposition leader, from Latakia aProvince, not Quneitra. Arabic name: كيلو Same as these guys: كيلو. For what it's worth. And I could swear other Kelo's were killed, in our site here, but can't find where. --Caustic Logic (talk) 00:17, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
The Arabic name yields this total of 7 martyrs, these six and an unrelated woman with this as a middle name killed by "shelling" in 2012. --Caustic Logic (talk) 10:46, 26 February 2014 (UTC)