Thursday, February 9, 2012

Countdown!

There is a definite countdown taking place these days, but is it a countdown to intervention and to toppling the Assad regime, or a countdown to another genocide, another blot on humanity’s collective conscience? We may not have long to wait to find our answer.  

Wednesday February 08, 2012

Today’s death toll: 117. The Breakdown: 93 in Homs City where the total includes 21 children and 6 women. 18 of children died in their incubators when loyalist troops cut off the electric supply to their hospital. A further 19 people from three different families were killed when loyalist militias invaded their homes in Al-Sabeel Neighborhood. The other fatalities occurred in Idlib (7), Rural Damascus (6), Hama (4), Deraa (3), Aleppo (3) and Deir Ezzor (1).

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“Outside powers have already intervened in Syria, and on the side of the killers. It is only the civilians in the streets who are friendless.”

A brief report.

Homs

Homs City


Tanks invade the neighborhood http://youtu.be/dVMi02CzOBE a tour of neighborhood during the pounding v http://youtu.be/fGF9ZzVQwSQ

An injured little girl http://youtu.be/r3v7fkFhp78 Dr. Muhammad works in his makeshift hospital even as the pounding takes place around him, he is seen here with two martyrs http://youtu.be/rdVVHctTBAE Another martyr http://youtu.be/Hw0UG9BfvbE A father dies in his son’s arms http://youtu.be/rKOJHUsuLTE Trying and failing to resuscitate a wounded man http://youtu.be/9ITpNOQNmBg Treating the wounded http://youtu.be/kZNIdvflu68 , http://youtu.be/ImCnEyeJIDY , http://youtu.be/wpv0VQldDws , http://youtu.be/SsXtP4lAK40 Treating the wounded in a local mosque http://youtu.be/7ERfG6QLBxc

The local refinery catches fire http://youtu.be/TESYh_0hdl8 A home catches fire http://youtu.be/r0ADP-0tyUc A scene of total desolation http://youtu.be/P2REuNoBDm4 , http://youtu.be/lY26ryCZUlo

Pulling an entire family from under the rubble, all are dead http://youtu.be/pTswYTqNg4c , http://youtu.be/My25TjiiWBo , http://youtu.be/EA2Lzj7nT10 A martyred woman http://youtu.be/Xn0NOOP_e-o

Activist Danny Abduldayem give us his take on the developments in English http://youtu.be/tzUSvJFnpy0  

A local imam points to his bombed house and car and decries inaction by Arab and Muslim states http://youtu.be/2IlkkiehY7Q

More tanks on their way to Homs from Damascus http://youtu.be/qMYqHSiP7ZQ

Insha’aat (Feb 7) the pounding continues http://youtu.be/NyGeRAWKKSg , http://youtu.be/GOtRVEbYihI


Jub al-Janadali: A martyr http://youtu.be/0RRacNv61IU an injury http://youtu.be/pLa4uROnOTA

Bab Dreib: A martyr http://youtu.be/az7zJ7k7ias

Karm Al-Zeitun – A ghost town http://youtu.be/IeVEx5S_9HM


Daytime Rallies

Homs Province

Rastan: A martyr and grieving family http://youtu.be/QEkiVfNTRtk Impact of shelling http://youtu.be/RAdgjD4deAQ Four Martyrs http://youtu.be/jI3_en_pZY8

Tadmor: Assad loyalist militias set fire to the local fields http://youtu.be/vC_l1LdCjv0

Talbisseh: rescuing the wounded http://youtu.be/1RAOXTq3F0w , http://youtu.be/J2x6PDwIXGE


Damascus

Damascus City

Nighttime time in Central Damascus near the ministry of education http://youtu.be/Uj8MjmgKi7I

Daytime Rallies
Barzeh (student rally) http://youtu.be/1fJL1kDVW7s Burning the Russian flag http://youtu.be/F5i5nBaXog4 Al-Hajar Al-Aswad (students rally) http://youtu.be/eAFo46nK0VI

Nighttime Rallies

Eastern Ghoutah

Hamouriyeh: loyalist militias open fire on nighttime protesters http://youtu.be/AMxpy2v_Y-Y

Nighttime Rallies

Damascus South

Daraya: the town goes on strike to protest the pounding she took over the last few days http://youtu.be/MNN4tJTqfHc Streets are patrolled by loyalists http://youtu.be/A8hGzCtELhY

West (Zabadani and Wadi Barada)

Zabadani: a martyr http://youtu.be/O_Z6QkZkNn0

Daytime Rallies

North (The Qalamoun Region )



Hama

Hama City


Nighttime Rallies

Hama Province

Daytime Rallies


Idlib


Ariha: A martyr http://youtu.be/jNHUMEwD6Ro A funeral http://youtu.be/MQLlj_UMSNY Impact of shelling http://youtu.be/_ohBd9Bpmes , http://youtu.be/nuMc0dMUo_E Loyalists tanks stake out positions all over the city http://youtu.be/sXtAnGZiLVk

Kafrenbel: loyalists militias storm the town http://youtu.be/b_5u_DDJFTg

Ma’arrat Al-Nouman: the town is pounded http://youtu.be/Z4mzVFtzJdI Local minarets respond in defiance http://youtu.be/_8Mx6EQ0u5E A martyr http://youtu.be/v_A9nsOWvcQ A funeral http://youtu.be/_t10P7yzP0M

Idlib City: A funeral http://youtu.be/rxnW_qpb9Bc Local members of the FSA capture members of loyalist militias http://youtu.be/9BJaXVWOEgY

Daytime Rallies
Binnish (all-girls) http://youtu.be/OTaCzkbzVsY Ma’ar Shourine http://youtu.be/EX9XcdCEFMk

Nighttime Rallies


Deraa/Hauran

Deraa City


Nighttime Rallies

Deraa/Hauran Province

Tafas: the city gets pounded http://youtu.be/2F3v0IR_-lU , http://youtu.be/S_Z9lu4GYyk Local members of the FSA try to fight back http://youtu.be/yD2gCzIQO-k

Tseel is pounded http://youtu.be/xb0189HZTJk


Heit: The aftermath of a loyalist raid http://youtu.be/pgzoL-YtAao

Harrah: nighttime clashes between loyalists and rebesl http://youtu.be/Q3e7t86IJMM , http://youtu.be/HvMurFhsmRk

Nighttime Rallies


Aleppo

Aleppo Province

Bza’ah: loyalists come marching in http://youtu.be/3KBsZUk5cVA

Nighttime Rallies


Deir Ezzor


Qouriyeh: impact of shelling http://youtu.be/5DXjrtJI5ws

Nighttime Rallies