SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The Syrian President condemned the terrorist attack on a Mosque in Damascus which killed more than 40 people including Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Al-Buti and promised to wipe out the exterimists from his country. According to French News Agency reporting from Damascus, in a statement published shortly after the terrorist attack, President Assad offered his condolences for the martyrdom of Sheikh Al-Buti who he said, was a distinguished scholar in Syria and the Islamic world.
The Syrian President said that the perpetrators think they have turned off the light of Islam and belief in our nation; they have killed Sheikh Al-Buti because he stood against their ignorance and reactionary ideas. He added that the terrorists aim is to spread their ideas in order to destroy the tolerance of our nation. Assad said, I will take an oath to the Syrian nation that the blood of your children and all our martyrs will not be trampled upon. We will stay loyal to demands of our nation to wipe out the entire country from extremism and ignorance. The official Syrian News Agency, SANA, put the number of casualties at about 49 killed and 85 injured as a result of a suicide bomber detonating explosives inside the Imam Mosque in the area of Al-Mazra’a in central Damascus.