Saturday, January 21, 2012

Down but not Out!

The Assad has been considerably weakened, but he is far from being out. Much bloodshed still lies ahead, the current “lull” notwithstanding. Criminals like the Assad cannot be counted out until they are out.

Friday 20, 2012 – Today’s rallies are dedicated to the Detainees of the Revolution.

Today’s death toll: 21. The Breakdown: 7 in Idlib, 3 in rural Damascus, 1 in Deir Ezzor, the rest in Homs City.

Links

Homs City

Captured: Abdelkareem Al-Nabhan, retired head of Air-Force Security in Homs, who was reactivated when at the beginning of the Revolution, like myriad of retired security officers, known for their loyalty to the regime http://youtu.be/hhArbrlQoPI

Bab Al-Sibaa: Protesters http://youtu.be/cpR_8Sr0vpk , http://youtu.be/SzxYjo_yaYw come under fire http://youtu.be/XGGfze-lMoo Local defectors affiliated with the Free Syrian Army spring into action in order to defend the protesters http://youtu.be/AwrbnTdbrtE But a defector is killed http://youtu.be/U6cQh4fafbc , http://youtu.be/hoKiQmXkGgs His mother grieves http://youtu.be/igSs-7EB8GE And a protester as well http://youtu.be/-wQMm0-_mP4 The clashes continue http://youtu.be/yqb_ZNdvvZ8 The aftermath of battle http://youtu.be/8RbFCy4yHBk


Al-Rifai: Worshippers come under fire gas they leave the Mosque http://youtu.be/4csLMij0o6Y Karm Al-Zeitun victim of sniper http://youtu.be/KUZ9Z5dOTFs The wounded http://youtu.be/3Ivu5TBlUMc

Deir Baalbah: days began with a rally at dawn http://youtu.be/pEJOk8fIhf8 At noon, the main rally took place http://youtu.be/6Hj13cs1UgM , http://youtu.be/GczUu7YJyhQ , http://youtu.be/5zaXsXcZ_sI



Homs Province

Zaafaraneh Funeral http://youtu.be/zBO5lvNHTr8



Damascus – East

Protesters in Douma hoist the independence flaf high up during their rally http://youtu.be/3Dte8mZfcnI



Damascus City

Qaboun: loyalist troops storm the neighborhood to prevent planned rallies http://youtu.be/AE9DqFlkc8U Still, protesters come out at night http://youtu.be/8MEVtlcRtyU Moadamiyeh: loyalists patrol the streets http://youtu.be/4SpUPBzgpuE

In Naher Eisheh Neighborhood, protesters defy loyalist security forces and come under fire http://youtu.be/gTFbJhmfMGQ At night, and despite heavy security presence, locals take back to the streets http://youtu.be/RjfBViKkEWk

In Barzeh Neighborhood, protesters carry an interesting and telling banner “Our peaceful protesters toppled the regime politically, the rest is up to the Free Army” http://youtu.be/325TUtPYXrI Then they celebrate http://youtu.be/3Yvxgb0Ieoo their number swell http://youtu.be/85LZHIKd0l4 , http://youtu.be/6jMv1Xw1QPw

Midan http://youtu.be/tYWKaCwRdFY , http://youtu.be/ofMku3u3KsQ (Qa’ah Mosque) http://youtu.be/ygH17F30u6I Loyalist troops laying siege to Majid Mosque to prevent a planned rally http://youtu.be/4J-Px9-93_4 Hussein Khattab Mosque http://youtu.be/ZSWW7_d-mzk Khairo Yassin Mosque http://youtu.be/VahuoXgNHoY Locals take to the streets again at night http://youtu.be/cozIfwtCi60



At night, locals in Kafar Sousseh hold a major rally http://youtu.be/JieMVmP3-gs They had done the same on the night of Jan 19 as well http://youtu.be/C-A2h0KfqIU , http://youtu.be/dx4oi12Kqnw Also the locals in Jobar Neighborhood http://youtu.be/gFO0QqIgZu0 , http://youtu.be/aMY9PM1A1x0

Damascus – West

Zabadani http://youtu.be/bhd0Qw6-Vlo , http://youtu.be/rExX9J2ZMec , http://youtu.be/ixPafzhvB30 , http://youtu.be/WLaQtqMTsWY Locals say that an Alawite delegation came to take part in the celebrations http://youtu.be/g7BdM7fN06U A team from the BBC pays a visit to the town at night http://youtu.be/npnOEgrjk3I



Damascus – North

Eltal http://youtu.be/7iDjvB7gtNM Protesters attacked by loyalists http://youtu.be/vFSp7jctgAc


Damascus – South


Idlib

Clashes somewhere in Idlib http://youtu.be/Um6CCj0e4D8  In Kafar Takhareem loyalist troops and tanks can be seen at the town main square http://youtu.be/dZCRUdBUtLU

In Kafrenbel, the locals burn posters of Hassan Nasrallah, Khamenei, Ahmadinjead, Putin and Medvedev http://youtu.be/W-9hlyvMRlU And the rally grows larger http://youtu.be/yUoWckIMoCk

In Afis, local stage a mock news program to entertain themselves http://youtu.be/wAirVRveCc0

Ma’arrat Al-Nouman A funeral http://youtu.be/4m45YY-v2cI , http://youtu.be/UXnDl4rqvoc Jabal Al-Zawiyeh Funeral http://youtu.be/Frj_P6K2zMA A mother’s grief http://youtu.be/h7VhIRC9dEo


Hama City

On Jan 19, locals from Hamidiyeh met with AL monitors and told that the City has offered 1,300 martyrs, 800 missing, ad 10,000 detainees http://youtu.be/hVxI1deIJXA


Hayaleen protesters defy snipers http://youtu.be/doaU0XFI0Vs



Hama

In Mourek, locals chant “the people want to declare Jihad.” The chants have been heard elsewhere as well, and there are those who want to dedicate an entire Friday for it. But most protest leaders are pushing against this, seeing it as a meaningless gesture that can only serve to alienate the minorities and secular currents without making the slightest difference in terms of realities on the ground http://youtu.be/YqdnWV4pEtg , http://youtu.be/LloKEFp6gpg


Deraa City


But rallies took place in Mahatah http://youtu.be/s77kQPXFcMI


Deraa/Hauran

Ankhel: loyalist troops try to prevent planned rally http://youtu.be/DgOPz9TLwrM Still, locals manage to organize a small one http://youtu.be/SE5Vt-qe_0E Ataman: A funeral http://youtu.be/5L4D4N6APEI



Aleppo City


Aleppo Province



Hassakeh


Deir Ezzor

Rallies Albou Kamal: Protesters http://youtu.be/iubN7v7pcZ4 , http://youtu.be/wOoHawVsbWs come under loyalist attack http://youtu.be/ksTEKapZeyI Deir Ezzor City http://youtu.be/QsWeP7nmDjY Jbeileh http://youtu.be/ktNBl8-Fr_o

Raqqah Rallies Tabaqah http://youtu.be/WZ-Y4AWt5ic Lattakia Rallies Salma http://youtu.be/4ouhnn7M_i8  Lattakia City (Ouaineh neighborhood) http://youtu.be/j7yYyVxh6bs Hiffeh http://youtu.be/Ta2444hNuqk Tartous Banyas: locals rally in the relative security of a local mosque http://youtu.be/QQ2rAPkQjWQ