Wednesday, January 25, 2012

All Out War!

The fate of the Syrian Revolution is trapped within a triangle of sanctimony, impunity and defiance: world leaders denounce, the Assads kill, and the protesters soldier on.

Wednesday 25, 2012 – Today was dedicated to showing solidarity with the Damascene suburb of Douma.

Today’s death toll: 26, including Father Bassilius Nassar who was shot in Hama City while helping a wounded man and Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s vice-president, Abdulrazak Jbeiro who was paying a visit to Idlib City.

Loyalist forces tried to retake the restive suburbs of Eastern Ghoutah in Rural Damascus, especially those of Arbeen, Zamalka, Jisreen and Harasta, but were repelled by local units affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, still the pounding continues.

The town of Rankous and the village of Jrajeer, among other communities in the Qalamoun region north of Damascus have also been targeted.

Heavy clashes between loyalists and defectors took place throughout Deraa City, with some reporting that loyalist troops were forced to withdraw to the town’s outskirts.

Meanwhile, the heavy pounding of Homs City and Hama City continues.

Links
Assad’s Reforms according to the renowned Syrian cartoonist Ali Firzat

The first female fighting unit is formed in Deraa/Hauran Province, named after a female warrior from early Islamic times: Khawla Bin Al-Azwar http://youtu.be/K0sMMBrocx4

Homs City

Bab Dreib: the neighborhood is pounded again http://youtu.be/fiuoe0R2vps But people locals rally at night http://youtu.be/nFCRlYy4pBE , http://youtu.be/RPSTg17OxrY

Bayadah: a 2-year old is hit by a sniper http://youtu.be/jb9HLLoG-tk

Baba Amr: an impromptu funeral for a local defector http://youtu.be/Uhcqzd2OKCc

Bab Al-Sibaa: Aftermath of pounding http://youtu.be/KAB_GvTC9cY Martyr http://youtu.be/LDNRKJWEJTU The neighborhood finally receives a shipment of Kerosene http://youtu.be/2KHSpt0BUeE But locals in the neighborhood’s Sifsafeh street are undaunted and they come out at night http://youtu.be/nku9y6WlS5I Local Activists Omar Tillawi takes on a tour of the aftermath of nighttime pounding http://youtu.be/Ta223Gx_fhg An injured child http://youtu.be/J6UW-8G7SD8

Karm Al-Zeitun: a small funeral come under fire (at end of clip) http://youtu.be/r6solA5wZpQ The aftermath of shelling http://youtu.be/_hlihT9iv9c , http://youtu.be/TpSfxMgmpSs , http://youtu.be/X0_qKPRMJ7w , http://youtu.be/BZaQz-0w3S0 , http://youtu.be/b9BVeU0_1G0 Unidentifiable human remains http://youtu.be/CDonHucFKOA a Martyr http://youtu.be/qgp8en2kECU A wounded child that was pulled out from under the rubble http://youtu.be/b9oo6qhE1AU Local activist Abou Moaz takes on a tour of the neighborhood http://youtu.be/ymoFtkyDHas

Madentein: despite the heavy pounding, people still managed to find a nook, a corridor connecting two ancient minarets, where they can rally during daytime in relative safety from sniper attacks http://youtu.be/ymoFtkyDHas


Homs Province

Tal Kalakh: FSA members claim to have destroyed a loyalist checkpoint in the town’s main square http://youtu.be/KNL5loKFDn0

Qseir: Aftermath of shelling http://youtu.be/u-F0j1j8xAs

Tal Kalakh: a child martyr http://youtu.be/Jx7IaM3XyR8 Houleh: martyr http://youtu.be/XRow-3Ks6pY A mother’s grief http://youtu.be/V11jYsToZ2A


Idlib

Defectors from a unit affiliated with the Free Syrian Army claimed to have destroyed a loyalist checkpoint near the village of Ayn al-Hamrah destroying a tank and a number of armored vehicles and killing 15 loyalists including a ranking office http://youtu.be/Jpo1qw2XmxU

Idlib City: The body of Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s vice-president, Abdulrazak Jbeiro, after it was shot dead at the outskirts of the city http://youtu.be/qNvjLff8lII The body of a local defector http://youtu.be/iF2mfUuTsHc

Khirbet Al-Joz: defectors affiliated with the FSA promise to keep fighting from their hideouts in the snowy mountains in Idlib province along the Turkish borders http://youtu.be/QLcxHA29B3Y

Kafar Takhareem: life returns to normal after locals forced out loyalist troops with the aid of members of the FSA http://youtu.be/6RKTw2UzxL8 Rally under the protection of the FSA http://youtu.be/d97iWTs2T8s , http://youtu.be/wuRx2L9CAMw

Ma’arrat Hourmah: funeral http://youtu.be/pICeDCrAllw Deir Hassan: a funeral http://youtu.be/G5NEiwUB8yU

Kafrenbel: another defection http://youtu.be/tEGi8AvTraE


Deraa City



But in other parts of the city, namely in Nazheen, the refugee camp for people from the Golan Heights, there were rallies http://youtu.be/OCiD6dNv_ss

Deraa/Hauran

Nawa comes under fire at night http://youtu.be/wQ2xKozZjUM



Hama City

Hamidiyeh: the neighborhood is pounded again http://youtu.be/CSFdTdcT_3o Frayeh: the neighborhood is pounded http://youtu.be/6Dhj-UCUUvo a wounded http://youtu.be/hIyPQGNvx4I Targeting the minaret of Sirjawi Mosque as part of loyalist routine of defacing religious symbols http://youtu.be/jJVcLf4HMog a martyr http://youtu.be/gdSpjAGMJvA
At night, Bayad neighborhood comes under fire http://youtu.be/WERLbx0ZF6Y and Qoussour http://youtu.be/JVDdIaihefE and throughout the city http://youtu.be/trlFsbSQp5o , http://youtu.be/apaxBBHsHuQ
Despite the crackdown, locals in Bab Qibli take to the streets at night http://youtu.be/_skw4IIetcQ Janoub Al-Malaab http://youtu.be/S3eIzp0MkC8 Hamidiyeh http://youtu.be/2nk5tApME04
Hama Province

Madeeq: local members of the FSA address a rally http://youtu.be/BvKZ4foYOkQ


Damascus – East

Arbeen: the restive neighborhood gets pounded http://youtu.be/6T4__5izlec , http://youtu.be/9mNEapVWAFo And again at night http://youtu.be/4At0_D2LIfg , http://youtu.be/iA5xwmeClXA , http://youtu.be/DDfSNj-xfoo But, local members of the FSA manage to repel the attack. Meanwhile, and in the lull-time in between, the locals rallied http://youtu.be/5vRNfQAXGiI , http://youtu.be/jA-SYrKGF_k , http://youtu.be/1zHWLp8uhqo

Kafar Batna: at night, the sounds of loyalist gunfire gets mixed with the defiant cries of Allahu Akbar http://youtu.be/AoO4SIP04EQ

Harasta: the suburb comes under fire at night http://youtu.be/Q7ZkEEE9cXU So does neighboring Zamalka http://youtu.be/mXRf_8mbmjI , http://youtu.be/km6FuLrRyW4


Jisreen: martyr http://youtu.be/6VWUmrjJO7M


Damascus City

Daraya: loyalist troops seek out, beat and detain local activists http://youtu.be/qbSAcYYd-WY , http://youtu.be/JSD_4V7PQhM Elsewhere in the suburb, high school students organize an after school rally http://youtu.be/rwfBVCUb7TQ A martyr: victim of a sniper attack http://youtu.be/M2-3PsIfyAo

Halbouni (Central Damascus): a group of young women activist stage a small rally http://youtu.be/GZBK3GrUBWw


Damascus – West


Damascus – North

Qarrah: a tank and armored vehicles convoy pass by the city http://youtu.be/6s_0tefmhLg and enter the neighboring town of Yabroud http://youtu.be/RtlGtfGGbNY

Jrajeer: the remains of occupants are mixed with those of their vehicles after it was bombed by a tank http://youtu.be/Yjcv1qey5gA Tank tracks are still visible http://youtu.be/gfCxSuWnfkE , http://youtu.be/Nag1h-ZMpUY


Damascus – South

Nighttime Rallies Zakiyeh http://youtu.be/9V5ADSa7cAo

Lattakia

Lattakia City: army trucks come out from the port carrying containers which locals believe are filled with parts and ammunitions from the Russian ship http://youtu.be/BuAUoC0LfNs

Deir Ezzor

Nighttime Rallies Qourieyh http://youtu.be/T0hyLvbyyzQ