Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The killing continues!

Loyalist troops are often no more than rural kids of mostly Alawite descent, high school dropouts who have been brainwashed, zombified and sent into action. In many ways, they are as much victims as the people they kill. Such is the essence of our current tragedy and the depth of Assads’ betrayal.


Monday 16, 2012

Today’s death toll:  21. The breakdown: 9 in Homs City, 4 in Hassakeh, 6 in Idlib Province (5 defectors), 1 in Aleppo...

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Leaked videos show loyalist troops in action http://youtu.be/RgsN7ctthSc , http://youtu.be/tYHIxxDrW3o Loyalist troops are often no more than Alawite kids 18 to mid-20, heavily brain-washed high school dropouts from the rural areas and mountainous areas along the coast. They were bred to believe that the Assads are the well-nigh holy protectors of their community, and over the last few months they were told so many lies and offered so many inducements as to dull their senses. They have been zombified and sent into action. In many ways, they are as much victims as the people they kill. Such is the essence of our current tragedy and the depth of Assads’ betrayal.

HOMS – THE CITY

Karm Al-Zeitun: Assad loyalist troops opened fire on people who were standing in line to buy bread, leaving several dead and dozens of wounded. The wounded http://youtu.be/43OuoNkEmbo , http://youtu.be/oFp2FexBAAA , http://youtu.be/n5asawtECeY A woman martyr http://youtu.be/jC-ndx5keoU Loyalist bullets didn’t differentiate between Muslims and Christians: 2 Christian brothers were among the killed http://youtu.be/k10acHiHeDM

Baba Amr Loyalists shoot up local homes http://youtu.be/A6BLbAcmBAg A female martyr http://youtu.be/Ybo7XB1hEb4 Preparing her for burial http://youtu.be/E9CZmSjwYSg A wounded http://youtu.be/lJAuvsIZg1g

Insha’aat comes under fire http://youtu.be/wEEE-U4Jn74 Earlier in the day, Local activist Khalid Abou Salah addressed a small rally accompanied by Abdelbassit Sarout http://youtu.be/XHMaDLvLLII “When we cry for our martyrs and feel sad, this does not mean that our will grew weak. We cry for them so we can still feel tem in our midst and not let their blood go to waste.”

A martyr from Insha’aat http://youtu.be/NaFSDLNIdTk a martyr from Baba Amr http://youtu.be/xt2EmIexTuk

Al-Rifai: this child woke up to an explosion in his hone that seriously wounded his mother and sister. He recounts what happened http://youtu.be/T1z9bm2v4_k

Bab Dreib comes under intense fire at night http://youtu.be/ASKiAw-wARI


HOMS – THE PROVINCE


HAMA – THE CITY

Salamiyeh Road: A gathering of loyalist troops http://youtu.be/JHj-WvJuI_4


HAMA – THE PROVINCE


DAMASCUS – THE CITY


DAMASCUS – THE NORTHERN SUBURBS



DAMASCUS – THE EASTERN SUBURBS


DAMASCUS – THE SOUTHERN SUBURBS 

Rallies Zakiyeh http://youtu.be/bxlIC-Rx260

DAMASCUS – THE WESTERN SUBURBS

Zabadani: the pounding continues http://youtu.be/R-oFwkKp0dM , http://youtu.be/_Tv6uVbz0Ws Members affiliated with the local Free Syrian Army unit introduce themselves, vowing that Assad loyalist will never take over their town and explaining that they have decided to take arms when Assad troops kept firing at peaceful rallies http://youtu.be/RncvkPw8Np8 One of the tanks laying siege to the city http://youtu.be/fbGu_OVHwPg At night, the pounding resumes http://youtu.be/TNGgWARuXVE , http://youtu.be/sD57ZWcGXt4

Rallies Ain Al-Fijeh http://youtu.be/ig8bs_tWk5M Wadi Barada http://youtu.be/EZp_ujGHwyo

IDLIB PROVINCE

Ariha: protesters come under fire from loyalist troops http://youtu.be/5lmaeOV3EUM even as AL monitors pay a visit to their town http://youtu.be/e9dsXP3OMGM , http://youtu.be/ruTUhmX3_BE and talk to the locals http://youtu.be/mDtUmIacavc , http://youtu.be/6t7Ux2r3G5M A doctor complains about lack of basic supplies http://youtu.be/wgo_DtLO1Do The monitors walk away http://youtu.be/b-LnacxzBPo Locals still try to talk to them as they leave http://youtu.be/GY05IjK1Qog

In Idlib City, a woman meet with monitors and demand the release of her detained husband http://youtu.be/XSKmNnILjHA

Kafrenbel comes under fire http://youtu.be/IrMhj97XhX4 Binnish declares its independence http://youtu.be/IZkLci6ATdk

More defections http://youtu.be/wt5G1zbxxBM


DERAA – THE CITY


DERAA – THE PROVINCE (AKA HAURAN)

Bosra Al-Sham comes under fire at night http://youtu.be/T1z9bm2v4_k As is the case in many other communities across the country, wood is the only source of fuel for cooking and heating in the community now http://youtu.be/siV5MCHHD3c


Harrah A funeral http://youtu.be/R4nqPVoZkag , http://youtu.be/r5KvtsMygqM Ankhel Local women stand up to Loyalist troops http://youtu.be/hOz7K-JP2uo


DEIR EZZOR PROVINCE

Nighttime Rallies Jarthi http://youtu.be/yaCr1ZQSbvM Jbeileh http://youtu.be/c2ZEAwNu4cU

HASSAKEH PROVINCE


ALEPPO – THE CITY

Arab and Kurdish students from the University of Aleppo organize a nighttime rally http://youtu.be/rPQDg5Ec4H0 , http://youtu.be/f3_nvdQLlq8 , http://youtu.be/SKs2up7Aguc

ALEPPO – THE PROVINCE

The local imam in Marei defects from the formal religious establishment http://youtu.be/NDFeFBajHKg

Rallies Marei Night http://youtu.be/eQIdxCyIHgc Tal Rif’aat all-women rally http://youtu.be/znxCAP13DTA Hayan Night http://youtu.be/ks0mVR_bp1o Atarib Night http://youtu.be/NbXWI_SUuEc Dabiq http://youtu.be/ZsOW5s7N19E Turkman Bareh Night http://youtu.be/HsBkgCWxR-k

QUNEITRAH

Qurqus a funeral for 2 activists who were killed yesterday http://youtu.be/pAzPLT-wmXQ

LATTAKIA

In Lattakia City, AL monitored don’t have to worry about opposition rallies, due to tight security, but they have to be weary of loyalist attacks. This time, they are accompanied by the crew of the loyalist Addounia TV http://youtu.be/PF4h2NCrrKY Despite the tight security cordon around AL monitors, some activists manage to reach the monitors http://youtu.be/hWkhGRdWnDk And a local woman activist managed to meet with one and gave him an account of the different massacres that have taken place since April http://youtu.be/eGpKdM3-M7U

RAQQAH

Raqqah City: nighttime protesters http://youtu.be/Vn-hwcrRUdc come under fire from loyalist troops http://youtu.be/WgPR7HKZpR0