Thursday, February 9, 2012


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).

Op-Eds & Special Reports
“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 City

Tanks invade the neighborhood a tour of neighborhood during the pounding v

An injured little girl Dr. Muhammad works in his makeshift hospital even as the pounding takes place around him, he is seen here with two martyrs Another martyr A father dies in his son’s arms Trying and failing to resuscitate a wounded man Treating the wounded , , , Treating the wounded in a local mosque

The local refinery catches fire A home catches fire A scene of total desolation ,

Pulling an entire family from under the rubble, all are dead , , A martyred woman

Activist Danny Abduldayem give us his take on the developments in English  

A local imam points to his bombed house and car and decries inaction by Arab and Muslim states

More tanks on their way to Homs from Damascus

Insha’aat (Feb 7) the pounding continues ,

Jub al-Janadali: A martyr an injury

Bab Dreib: A martyr

Karm Al-Zeitun – A ghost town

Daytime Rallies

Homs Province

Rastan: A martyr and grieving family Impact of shelling Four Martyrs

Tadmor: Assad loyalist militias set fire to the local fields

Talbisseh: rescuing the wounded ,


Damascus City

Nighttime time in Central Damascus near the ministry of education

Daytime Rallies
Barzeh (student rally) Burning the Russian flag Al-Hajar Al-Aswad (students rally)

Nighttime Rallies

Eastern Ghoutah

Hamouriyeh: loyalist militias open fire on nighttime protesters

Nighttime Rallies

Damascus South

Daraya: the town goes on strike to protest the pounding she took over the last few days Streets are patrolled by loyalists

West (Zabadani and Wadi Barada)

Zabadani: a martyr

Daytime Rallies

North (The Qalamoun Region )


Hama City

Nighttime Rallies

Hama Province

Daytime Rallies


Ariha: A martyr A funeral Impact of shelling , Loyalists tanks stake out positions all over the city

Kafrenbel: loyalists militias storm the town

Ma’arrat Al-Nouman: the town is pounded Local minarets respond in defiance A martyr A funeral

Idlib City: A funeral Local members of the FSA capture members of loyalist militias

Daytime Rallies
Binnish (all-girls) Ma’ar Shourine

Nighttime Rallies


Deraa City

Nighttime Rallies

Deraa/Hauran Province

Tafas: the city gets pounded , Local members of the FSA try to fight back

Tseel is pounded

Heit: The aftermath of a loyalist raid

Harrah: nighttime clashes between loyalists and rebesl ,

Nighttime Rallies


Aleppo Province

Bza’ah: loyalists come marching in

Nighttime Rallies

Deir Ezzor

Qouriyeh: impact of shelling

Nighttime Rallies