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Jordan mortar attack – case study 2 – Mohammed Mahmoud Nahar Al-Zaibi

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 11.57.11On the 5th June, at 9.30 am – a few hours before the mortar struck the Hourani restaurant – the home of Mohammed Mahmoud Nahar Al-Zaibi was hit by an explosive projective. The projectile passed through the 3rd floor extension wall that they were building, penetrated three more interior walls before striking a corner in a living room where, normally, children slept.

 

The family still live in fear.

There was minor structural damage to the property and no financial assistance was given.

The home is about 4.5 km from the Syrian border.

The GPS co-ordinates are: 32.568, 36.00848

Corroboratory sources:

  1. http://goo.gl/LhwgAU
  2. http://goo.gl/YsVrgz
  3. http://goo.gl/vqMqbk
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Mohammed Mahmoud Nahar Al-Zaibi

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Family member showing how the mortar pierced an inner wall of the home

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Photograph taken at the time of the explosive remnants and shrapnel

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Part of the purported explosive round – it has the appearance of a home made rocket.

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Daylight from the far hole in the wall shows the trajectory of the rocket as it went through the family home

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Family member shows how rocket ricocheted off internal walls

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Damage to the cornice of inner courtyard

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Damage caused by rocket