Thursday, October 27, 2011

Strike It Hot!

The success of the general strike could help compensate for the increasing militarization of the Revolution in certain parts of the country, but protesters everywhere still demand international protection, through the imposition of a no-fly zone, the creation of safe havens and support to the Free Syrian Army.

Tuesday October 26, 2011

14 protesters were killed in sweep operations carried out by Assad loyalist militias in the town of Talbisseh in Homs Province; 3 more, including a baby girl, were killed in Homs City, 2 in Ma’arrat Al-Nouman and 1 in Saraqib in Idlib Province, 1 in Douma Suburb in Damascus, 1 in Rastan in Homs Province, and 1 in Albou Kamal in Deir Ezzor Province. More sweep operations left 7 injured in Sanamein town in Deraa/Hauran Province.

Meanwhile, soldiers affiliated with the Free Syrian Army carried out an operation targeting a loyalist convoy on the Hama-Salamiyeh Road leaving 11 loyalists dead.

The country also witnessed a general strike that was widely observed in protest communities all through the country, even in some Damascene neighborhoods.

For his part, Assad met with Arab League delegation and received high praise for his “seriousness” about reform, as thousands of “supporters” fill Omayad Square in Damascus.

Links

The little girl Katryn Khabour killed by a sniper in Bayadah Neighborhood in Homs City http://youtu.be/TDbgEptFA6k

Protesters came under fire in Hama Province Kafar Nabboudeh http://youtu.be/BkXn-WEKg_Y and in Bosra City in Deraa/Hauran Province http://youtu.be/lg7Y27qV-8A


Security forces move into Deraa City to prevent further demonstration http://youtu.be/F2CYrCKgP5E Elsewhere in the city, security vehicles call on people to end strike and open stores http://youtu.be/m5XtJVQkJvQ They then try to break into shops http://youtu.be/wCQ3ZP25zvw

Pro-Assad militias storm the Damascene neighborhood of Naher Eisheh and make several arbitrary arrests including this woman http://youtu.be/lx-GV7Pzkqs

In Qadam Suburb in Damascus City, protesters carry sign saying “we support the SNC as long as it is implanting our demands” and “He who rules by force cannot be removed except by force” http://youtu.be/Xfz08TWnElc In Arbeen Suburb, a sign says “the SNC does not represent me unless it protects me” http://youtu.be/bT2ucMC2ixw

In Homs City, Khaldiyeh Neighborhood, protesters carried a large banner saying “a no-fly zone and a safe haven are legitimate demands to protect unarmed protesters” http://youtu.be/zBD2Pq7G0Kg In Deir Baalbah a banner reads “whoever refused to demand international protection does not represent us” http://youtu.be/t2jesCtEc4w

In the town of Talbisseh in Homs Province, people took to the streets despite ongoing siege by loyalist militias and carried signs demanding a no-fly zone http://youtu.be/SIutbcU64i4

In Ma’arrat Al-Nouman in Idlib Province, an attempt to save the life of a wounded http://youtu.be/c1_Lz-ckBTA

A loyalist checkpoint separating the suburbs of Jobar and Zamalka http://youtu.be/SjGuBWZGylY

Defections in Hama Province Kafar Nabboudeh http://youtu.be/T24vQsvcFgY

The War on Homs City continues

Baba Amr shelling http://youtu.be/g487DkHa9Tk , http://youtu.be/Xxla8J20TIg Bayadah shelling http://youtu.be/5aU_gV2mTLU Deir Baalbah impact of shelling http://youtu.be/YBwynGLc84c Wounded in Bayadah http://youtu.be/Gq0CLXc973s More wounded http://youtu.be/UUhj4y3dHhQ , http://youtu.be/A1H1HwFj0hs Tanks in Khaldiyeh heading towards Bayadah http://youtu.be/jWtCc0bwhG0 Two martyrs from Deir Baalbah http://youtu.be/VK_2c_nS8vk Their funeral http://youtu.be/cwbtxJFTCeg Checkpoints in Baba Amr http://youtu.be/h44UGETdMA8 , http://youtu.be/p4vcYFuzQJk Khaldiyeh neighborhood comes under fire at night http://youtu.be/HnpL1SAC7Hc Qoussour comes under fire at night http://youtu.be/j5eJlgLfYIA , http://youtu.be/-sfHtXMQy1w

THE STRIKE


Homs Province Houleh http://youtu.be/Uhjta-Th8JI Tadmor http://youtu.be/HjqBrBCnvCg Teir Ma’allah http://youtu.be/Gjv8R0-13P4 Qseir security officers threaten locals from speaker to open their shops http://youtu.be/D16Wefri5Jo Talbisseh http://youtu.be/kXrG87onzkg






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