A nurse trapped in besieged Aleppo has penned a heartbreaking letter explaining why she’s chosen to end her own life rather than face rape at the hands of ‘Syrian army animals’.
This letter, as well as reports from rebels in the Syrian second city suggest female survivors are at risk of being assaulted, with some opting to end their lives to avoid sexual abuse.
In this heartbreaking post, a woman said to be a nurse in Aleppo explains why she’s choosing to end her own life.
He claims the original note was given to the scholars of the Ummah and opposition to the Syrian government.
‘I am one of the woman 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 fatwa (verdicts) have become meaningless to me so save it for yourself and your family.
‘I am committing suicide.’
After six years of war in Syria, the situation in Aleppo has been described as a ‘complete meltdown of humanity’.
Thousands of survivors are said to be trapped in the war torn city, but the thousands of people who manage to survive in Aleppo despite the bombs, guns, scant access to food, water and medicine, are being all-but ignored by the outside world as atrocities are continually carried out against them.
Abdullah Othman, head of the Consultative Council in the Levant Front – one of Aleppo’s largest rebel groups – said ‘This morning 20 women committed suicide in order not to be raped.’