Friday, October 21, 2011

Rastan Returns!

The return of protest demonstration to the town of Rastan comes as a clear indication that the only thing keeping the Assads in power is their tanks and militias. Only by neutralizing these elements can we hope to win this confrontation. The Syrian people want international protection, a no-fly zone, a safe haven, and everything that is necessary to help stop the killing and to help them rid themselves, and the world, of the Assads and their minions.

Thursday October 20, 2011

14 protesters died today in the continuing crackdown led by pro-Assad militias, including 2 in Jassem (Deraa/Hauran Province), 1 in Dmeir (Damascus Province), 2 in Homs City and 1 in Sahel Al-Ghab (Hama Province) --- Meanwhile, fierce clashes were reported between loyalists and defectors operating under the Free Syrian Army near the town of Qseir on the Syrian-Lebanese borders, and in Deraa City. No word on casualties. 

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If this video from Jassem in the Deraa/Hauran Province reveals anything, it’s the nature of the crisis that Assads’ policies are generating within the army http://youtu.be/-bcLvs8iHac A view from within the crowd http://youtu.be/p-dsUwRQLCs “Look he’s calling in the tank” “Stop the tank” “for the sake of God don’t shoot” http://youtu.be/x4qZ-T32o8s The tank moves in nonetheless “don’t shoot you fuck” http://youtu.be/yZ83Q6NTYic “Be patient, be patient” http://youtu.be/tJPy4F0Cm34 As we can see from these clips, faced with the defiance of the unarmed protesters, some army troops are trying to get people to leave the streets, while others are opening fire in the air or straight at them. 2 protesters ended being killed in this situation http://youtu.be/A0onptooSzY , http://youtu.be/3KwvRTG9JXE This another http://youtu.be/qzBWSNzhoHo  One of the wounded http://youtu.be/Fr-K3Q9MnNA This is an example of the situations that are precipitating defections all through Syria.

Brigadier General, Radwan Al-Malloush, from the Air Force Security Department confirms his defection, denies he was kidnapped by armed gangs as Dounia TV claimed, and announces the formation of a military council inside Syria and calls on all honest men in the military and security apparatuses to join it http://youtu.be/YHul3A6oBtI

The Free Syrian Army claims a new operation in Hama City (October 18): 10 soldiers from the Qashoush Brigade carry out an operation near the Central Prison, that leaves 40 loyalist dead when their convoy was hit with RBGs http://youtu.be/p4O87uKAL0I Sergeant First Class, Ibrahim Suleiman from Homs announces his defection and joins FSA http://youtu.be/37io2MEI7dY

Occupied Rastan in the Homs Province comes back to life and fields another protest despite the ongoing siege http://youtu.be/WMwx9er7bP4

In Moadamiyeh Suburb in Damascus, local students organized an after-school demonstration and collected stones to throw at pro-Assad militias if they showed up shouting “why are you afraid, God is with us” http://youtu.be/btD3oNGxhcs In Douma Suburb, thousands attend the funeral of a local activists http://youtu.be/YY2IIBbu8u4 , http://youtu.be/fGhJsvyj4Ec , http://youtu.be/5j0pwmjX7bs Mourners come under fire http://youtu.be/yeomXzAnjcg Meanwhile, the town of Dmeir in the larger Damascus Province, offers a new martyr who fell when security opened fire on a student demonstration http://youtu.be/9wvfp16jgcE the funeral http://youtu.be/XkziGOlkVnY , http://youtu.be/AvZOjJpTTIc In Midan District, another funeral http://youtu.be/J_gV7ZGjKv4

HOMS CITY

Deir Baalbah The continuous assault over the last few weeks http://youtu.be/MQJs3bh6Rzg took a toll on the local Nawawi Mosque http://youtu.be/rXT6SptQ-ZU and nearby apartment buildings http://youtu.be/FlVCNJpcEGs samples of the shells used http://youtu.be/hpZRdhS3XVw Pulling bodies from under the rubble http://youtu.be/L57W9bVRRh8 And the tanks continue to roam the neighborhood http://youtu.be/6dg61WjhZoI Still people take to the streets in defiance to congratulate the Libyan people http://youtu.be/UStNGXGOGIk , http://youtu.be/XgQ4EHDLR7E

In Qoussour a martyr http://youtu.be/OIJpVIGc1zs In Nazheen to martyrs http://youtu.be/9-Qz332GUSc

Students at the College of Architecture observe a moment of silence for a fallen colleague http://youtu.be/iR3frwiORIg In Insha’aat Neighborhood, students from Khalid Bin Al-Walid University organize a demonstration http://youtu.be/4qY82gebiMU

In Baba Amr, women took to the streets to celebrate the death of Gaddafi http://youtu.be/twzW7M_qydg

Newly uploaded video shows the shelling that took place on October 17 in Khaldiyeh Neighborhood http://youtu.be/8_gNylWgl_Q

At night, the demonstrations focus on congratulating the Libyan people on the death of Gaddafi Bab Houd http://youtu.be/4y8vjrzeq_Y , http://youtu.be/X1kDUKgZYkE Khaldiyeh http://youtu.be/rvf_S4V3dHo Jouret Al-Shayah http://youtu.be/Guz2yjSjUj8 Jib Al-Jandali http://youtu.be/s7krZ6oavgE Baba Amr http://youtu.be/Q0x4fjGR2tE Wa’er http://youtu.be/VHQFawTPAzI Ghoutah http://youtu.be/HWKMCOt17W8 Insha’aat http://youtu.be/bL4uvf1sS7M Shammas http://youtu.be/xcTG0V6G4x8

HOMS PROVINCE

Student demonstrations Houleh http://youtu.be/2OVZaHIjT_Q , http://youtu.be/zpHdQ7MNP4o , http://youtu.be/C3BYQ8qgIOY In Tadmor (Palmyra) people celebrate the demise of Gaddafi http://youtu.be/SfUoWvim1VA Qseir http://youtu.be/FIvV8sF07Y4

DERAA/HAURAN

Khirbet Ghazaleh still on strike http://youtu.be/ouHXtmmJAp4 Deraa City tanks in town, town on strike http://youtu.be/2e2EX8eOo1s women come out to celebrate the demise of Gaddafi http://youtu.be/V4K_QaIMgDY

Major demonstrations Ankhel locals came out early in the morning for a regular demonstration http://youtu.be/K00a4QWYaOI , http://youtu.be/oNpgP9BDBes then they went back at noon to celebrate the death of Gaddafi http://youtu.be/Gz16h3a6onA More celebrations took place in Hraak http://youtu.be/T2_yPLVb_Eg Nasseeb http://youtu.be/cZkZKleB3uk Da’el http://youtu.be/9gCtWDN5euY Tseel http://youtu.be/JcJ34GYL-TM Tal Shihab http://youtu.be/capmh23tsf4


IDLIB

Major demonstrations in celebrations of Gaddafi’s death Idlib City http://youtu.be/LuIiycH9glY Binnish http://youtu.be/w97SJO1hRAk Taftanaz http://youtu.be/kpH-L8bdbao Heesh http://youtu.be/wXMJ5Y7_lWg Kafar Takhareem http://youtu.be/LNF0LYZZKh4 Sarmeen http://youtu.be/GyFRzx8CZ-o protesters come under fire, but remain defiant http://youtu.be/cF2X3Ktz4t4


DAMASCUS


In Zamalka, people come out in droves to congratulate the people of Libya on the death of Gaddafi http://youtu.be/Q5PTZe9rdaI Hamouriyeh http://youtu.be/gXIvzvZVznA Yabroud http://youtu.be/CMOG67Th9cs Saqba http://youtu.be/qtg8k74yUZk

HAMA: Sahel Al-Ghab offers a new martyr http://youtu.be/70GGe3NUzHo protest demonstrations Karnaz http://youtu.be/j7WGzfHs6X8 Taybat Al-Imam http://youtu.be/AOJ8-dHD1mM Hilfaya http://youtu.be/CYB5p-b2xX4 Hama City (Sharqiyeh Neighborhood) http://youtu.be/HFVoBfEhvJ8 Ellatmneh http://youtu.be/Mlqxe4ulzkk

ALEPPO: Student demonstrations Tal Rif’at http://youtu.be/ad8pT-7YiWQ Celebrating the death of Gaddafi Dar Azzah http://youtu.be/Wyckh3suD-4 Anadan http://youtu.be/IqsqiDG235Y

DEIR EZZOR: student demonstrations Qrayah http://youtu.be/_LnMb7WNWBA Shaheel http://youtu.be/TosCiHvas7A Albou Kamal http://youtu.be/OPz61vo_sx0

HASSAKEH: Student demonstrations Qamishly http://youtu.be/nXZFiNgPveE

BANIYAS: Student demonstrations http://youtu.be/b_P4C1XqEJU