Siege Tightens: Revolutionaries from Khaldiya neighborhood in Homs appear in a video uploaded to YouTube wearing suicide belts, which they plan to use to blow themselves up in order to prevent the regime from storming Khaldiya.
One of the men appearing in the video says that they have only resorted to this method of defense because of the dearth of required ammunitions and weapons.
“We wouldn’t do this except out of lack of weapons. There is nothing for us, we have no tanks or planes.”
He added that there are fighters with Assad who are not Syrian, who want to storm the shrine of Khalid ibn Walid.
“The regime wants Hezbollah militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to come and go with them. They want to enter and walk on the [grave of the] Prophet’s companion, Khalid ibn Walid.”
Homs has been under siege for 13 months, and the regime has been shelling it daily with all kinds of weapons.
“Today, the regime shelled all of Old Homs, Khaldiya, Ghantou, Al-Halwe, Hussan Citadel, and Zara,” said Suhaib Ali, head of the Al-Rustan media office. Video courtesy of Local Coordinating Committee in Khaldiya.