a Syrian rebel commander froze to death, report

Syrian rebel commander froze to deathA rebel commander has frozen to death in the bitter cold brought by a snowstorm that has swept Syria this week, a monitoring group said Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP on Saturday.

“The body of a rebel commander who was on his way from [the northwestern province of] Idlib to Homs [in central Syria] has been found. He died during the snowstorm,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said adding:
there were no signs of gunshots or other wounds and that the body was “frozen.”

Abdel Rahman said the unnamed commander, in his 40s, was a member of the Islamist Suqur al-Sham brigades.

The Britain-based Observatory also reported that the frozen bodies of two men in their 30s were found in Homs province on a road to neighboring Hama province.

It could not say whether they were rebels or civilians.

Lebanon and Syria have been struck by a severe snowstorm that has brought icy temperatures to to the two countries and surrounding areas

Starting Wednesday, the snowstorm brought sudden, low temperatures, below zero in some areas, not only to Syria, but other countries in the region.

The main opposition National Coalition reported Thursday that a baby and a child died of cold in Aleppo, northern Syria, and Rastan, in Homs.

But the icy weather did not stop the fighting on a key front at Adra, east of Damascus. Battles have been raging there for four days, ever since Islamist rebels launched an offensive aimed at capturing one of the main entrances to the capital.

The army hit back with a broad counter-offensive starting Friday, and vowed to “crush” the rebels there.

On Saturday, a security source in Damascus told AFP “the army’s operations are continuing. Starting yesterday, we identified the areas where the terrorists are positioned and we are attacking them.”

President Bashar al-Assad’s regime brands rebels and dissidents as “terrorists.”

Syria’s war has killed more than 126,000 people in nearly three years, and forced millions more to flee their homes.

AFP

  • 5thDrawer

    Motor-Cycle riders know about ‘wind-chill’ factors …. 🙂
    Lack of food does anyone in when a body can’t make heat ….
    And fighting? Easier to follow footprints in the snow ….

  • 5thDrawer

    Motor-Cycle riders know about ‘wind-chill’ factors …. 🙂
    Lack of food does anyone in when a body can’t make heat ….
    And fighting? Easier to follow footprints in the snow ….

  • Peaceforleb

    And the good news keeps rolling in. Lucky virgins, this guy will have a constant erection. Mayde they should preserve the body for the next up rising. Where are you hezzies are terrorist. Lol

    • hezzies are terrorists

      I don’t know who disgusts me more, you or adam ben something or another. Btw what happened to your “if this is true” response? Oh that only applies to your side. Like i said biased.

  • Peaceforleb

    And the good news keeps rolling in. Lucky virgins, this guy will have a constant erection. Mayde they should preserve the body for the next up rising. Where are you hezzies are terrorist. Lol

    • hezzies are terrorists

      I don’t know who disgusts me more, you or adam ben something or another. Btw what happened to your “if this is true” response? Oh that only applies to your side. Like i said biased.

  • cook

    It cant be that cold

    • hezzies are terrorists

      heraclitoris why don’t you go there and find out.

    • 5thDrawer

      People can die from ‘hypothermia’ … got to sleep, die, body freezes after.

  • Heraclitus

    It cant be that cold

    • hezzies are terrorists

      heraclitoris why don’t you go there and find out.

    • 5thDrawer

      People can die from ‘hypothermia’ … got to sleep, die, body freezes after.

  • RockyFjord

    Seems like Allah may be unhappy with the rebel jihadi; hope the cold and snow gives the govt troops an advantage. Crush the Infamy! Ecraze le enfame!

    • hezzies are terrorists

      If you “think” (in quotation marks coz i doubt there’s anything in that skull) that asshead will be victorious then you are as delusional as peacefornowhere

      • RockyFjord

        The only regime in Syrian history since WWI that has lasted more than a year. Well, Idriss ran under fire to Qatar; and Jarba is a former runner of prostitutes, they say. The Sunni jihadi are nothing without their momma, Prince Bandar, and he is said to have gotten MERS from doing his camel! Allah might have saved him, but he forgot to wash before doing his camel.

  • RockyFjord

    Seems like Allah may be unhappy with the rebel jihadi; hope the cold and snow gives the govt troops an advantage. Crush the Infamy! Ecraze le enfame!

    • hezzies are terrorists

      If you “think” (in quotation marks coz i doubt there’s anything in that skull) that asshead will be victorious then you are as delusional as peacefornowhere

      • RockyFjord

        The only regime in Syrian history since WWI that has lasted more than a year. Well, Idriss ran under fire to Qatar; and Jarba is a former runner of prostitutes, they say. The Sunni jihadi are nothing without their momma, Prince Bandar, and he is said to have gotten MERS from doing his camel! Allah might have saved him, but he forgot to wash before doing his camel.

  • libnan1

    If it’s that cold the Syrian Army should use fire hoses and spray rebels positions. The next day they will all be frozen. That would be a seen …

    • 5thDrawer

      You are assuming there’s water flowing … of course.

  • libnan1

    If it’s that cold the Syrian Army should use fire hoses and spray rebels positions. The next day they will all be frozen. That would be a seen …

    • 5thDrawer

      You are assuming there’s water flowing … of course.