Heartbreaking "suicide" note of Aleppo nurse ’to avoid being raped by Assad militia’
Date: 2016-12-15 09:00
A terrified nurse trapped in the besieged city of Aleppo has killed herself to avoid being raped by Assad’s “Army” "animals", it has been reported.
A suicide note reportedly from the woman has been published in which she says she will soon kill herself “because I do not want several members of the Assad Regime to savor raping me.”
It comes after other reports of women killing themselves to avoid rape and sexual abuse at the hands of the Assad regime which has taken over the devastated city.
One report said up to 20 women had killed themselves in one morning.
The suicide letter by the unnamed woman was apparently written to religious leaders and the Syrian opposition.
The woman says: “I am one of the women in Aleppo who will soon be raped in just moments...there are no more weapons or men that can stand between us and the animals who are about to come called the ’country’s army’.”
"I don’t want anything from you..I don’t even want your supplication...as I am still able to speak I think my supplication is going to be more truthful than what you say!”
"I am committing suicide..and I don’t care if you say I am in Hell-Fire!”
"I am committing suicide because i did not remain firm in my deceased father’s home for all these years because his heart burned when he saw all those who left Aleppo..”
"I am committing suicide not due to no reason but because I do not want several members of the Assad Regime to savor raping me while just yesterday they were afraid to say the word ’Aleppo’.”
"I am committing suicide because the Day of Resurrection has taken place in Aleppo and I don’t think Hell-Fire will be worse than this..”
"I am committing suicide and I know all of you will unite on my entering of Hell-Fire and that will be the only thing that you will unite upon: the suicide of a woman. Not your mother or sister or wife...but a woman you are not concerned about.”
"I will conclude by saying that your fatawa (verdicts) have become meaningless to me so save it for yourself and your family..”
"I am committing suicide..”
"And when you read this know that I have died pure despite everyone."
She adds she is killing herself “because I do not want several members of the Assad Regime to savor raping me while just yesterday they were afraid to say the word ’Aleppo’.
Speaking to TheNews.com, Abdullah Othman, head of the Consultative Council in the Levant Front – an Aleppo opposition fighter group – said "This morning 20 women committed suicide in order not to be raped.”
"Men, women and children were being cooked alive by barrel bombs dropped right where they stood. Women and children – their screams can be heard underneath the rubble."
A ceasefire has reportedly been agreed following days of aerial bombardment of formerly opposition-held areas.
However, there are fears this morning that it has been broken with civilians saying bombing has continued.
Abu Malek al-Shamali, a resident in the rebel area, said dead bodies lay in the streets.
"There are many corpses in Fardous and Bustan al-Qasr with no one to bury them,” he said.
Those who have survived the shelling are now hiding in their homes awaiting the Assad regime’s arrival.
They fear arrest, conscription or summary execution.