Another big show on Friday proves that life will not return to normal in Syria until the Assads are no more.
Mass Murder Galore
Mass Grave with over 50 bodies uncovered in Sayyidah Zeinab Suburb in Damascus http://youtu.be/c-bG-NVsXSs Meanwhile, credible eyewitness reports from Syria stress that mass execution of detainees are taking place on a regular basis, and that Military Airport in Mazzeh on the outskirts of Damascus has been effectively turned into a major detention camp and that several episodes of mas execution has already taken place there. Just today, we are told, over 400 detainees were killed, including defectors and protest leaders. If Mr. Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross wants to inspect a place in Syria, that should make the top of his list at this stage, not the VIP section at Adra Prison where corrupt businessmen and officials end up serving their sentences.
Meanwhile, pro-Assad thugs continue to carry their intimidation campaign on the street, as this clip shows: gangs of shabbiha try to drag protesters out of their car in Damascus’ Midan District near Hassan Mosque http://youtu.be/yueUoONhas0
New Statement by the Free Syrian Army
Colonel Riyad Al-Asaad, leader of the Free Syrian Army, declares the formation of two new divisions made up of defectors to operate in Damascus and its rural suburbs, the Abou Obaida Bin Al-Jarrah and the Mouawiyah Bin Abi Soufian Divisions. The colonel also says that his army has no political agenda, is not aligned with any particular political group, and will serve all Syria people regardless of political, national, religious or sectarian affiliation. He also stressed that the group is already mounting operations against Assad loyalist troops and militias throughout the country, and that the Assad regime will fall “sooner than anyone expects” http://youtu.be/lkf_Y-Op8Jw It seems then that a certain division in responsibility is taking place between the Free Officers Movement operating mostly in Homs and Idlib and the Free Syrian Army who will focus on Damascus.
Meanwhile, this defector, who was studying law before being drafter and who carries the Syrian and German citizenship, reads a statement in Arabic saying that soon after he called fir duty, he defected near the suburb of Harasta and joined the ranks of the Free Syrian Army he then reads a statement in German, explaining the situation in Syria http://youtu.be/hJo8NuQw174
France 24 interviews some Free Officers
In an interview with France 24 correspondent in Homs, these Free Officers refute official propaganda about resistance and assert that the frontiers are empty of mines, and speak of an incident when they saw an Israeli drone overflying Syrian territories in the Golan and say how they never received orders to bring it down, even though it made an easy target. They also speak against Hezbollah and refute its alleged support of the Palestinian cause http://youtu.be/g8S2Z82NX5M
“We want international protection”
Thousands took to the streets in Jabal Al-Zawiyeh (Ibleen) after a recent crackdown left three dead, including the 74-year old brother of Lt. Col. Hussain Harmoush, leader of the Free Officers Movement http://youtu.be/sXL46HP6NLc Protesters in Ibleen angry as their chants go “We don’t freedom anymore, we want international protection. We don’t want peaceful [protest] anymore, we want international protection” http://youtu.be/iArwOG5z43U And in Khaldiyeh Neighborhood in Homs City, an activist has a message to the world in English http://youtu.be/nSNKtcygWls
This being the Friday of International Protection, the cry of “the people want international protection” was echoed in all the protests that took place day and night throughout Syria. But that variation in Ibleen, was unique to Ibleen.