Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Killing Routine!

Killing through bombardment, snipers activities or clashes between loyalists and local resistance groups, has become so much a part of daily life in Syria, that its cessation, no matter how briefly, will constitute an aberration. But it welcome when it finally happens. But for now, all are resigned for more of the same.  

Wednesday February 15, 2012

Today’s death toll: 52.

News
Op-Eds & Special Reports
“Why is Syria not as important as Egypt and Libya?” asked “Muhammad,” one of the resistance leaders on the Skype call connecting the offices of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies with an undisclosed location outside Damascus. His comments were translated by FDD fellow Ammar Abdulhamid, a prominent Syrian dissident who was forced into exile in 2005.

Homs

Homs City

Baba Amr: the pounding continues with direct hits with rockets and mortar rounds on homes and residential neighborhoods http://youtu.be/_jKKRbuzVgk , http://youtu.be/N50SWh7LBlA , http://youtu.be/p3yazZMPKxg , http://youtu.be/Br72jpBPyvU , http://youtu.be/I4g9aWhIx60 Zubeir Mosque is hit http://youtu.be/SwdA-MP5K0Y Suns shines all over Homs, except in Baba Amr where oil pipeline were hit again by the pounding and the neighborhood gets covered with thick black smoke http://youtu.be/cZYncb3264s The blown-up pipelines http://youtu.be/I4QzTu_fD2s , http://youtu.be/rtMqDbKVOVA The black smoke covers the neighborhood of Bab Dreib as well among other neighborhoods http://youtu.be/7DC_6a5nPeo


Insha’aat: tanks in the streets http://youtu.be/sJu_1i-4xJQ Destroyed homes http://youtu.be/1QyYU6hckN0

Driving from Baba Amr to Insha’aat http://youtu.be/2Ele58iIX-s

Karm Al-Zeitun: the deadly crossing http://youtu.be/hIicj8VWfS4 a demolished home http://youtu.be/dRhJZcnL5l8

Nighttime Rallies

Homs Province

Rastan: Wounded http://youtu.be/6BeosjIJ7Cs Sample of the rounds used http://youtu.be/q6SFM8KZuLg Mortar round explode in the street http://youtu.be/1MEc4bnyMyE Lt. Col. Bassam Al-Sheikh Ali announces his defection and his joining the FSA http://youtu.be/DujnVweuAfA

Qusayr: funeral for three martyrs http://youtu.be/IbsVtAN1Iu8

More defections http://youtu.be/zOQiUKjAuU4

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies


Damascus

Damascus City

Barzeh: loyalist militias storm the restive neighborhood http://youtu.be/OsyLj-xnkc0 , http://youtu.be/Ib113oE41Rc

Nighttime Rallies

Damascus South

Artouz: funeral for a local female martyr http://youtu.be/6t-p8QgMzNI Post-funeral rally http://youtu.be/2-tnynr_62E

Nighttime Rallies

West (Zabadani and Wadi Barada)

Zabadani: as loyalist troops carry out a major arrest campaign, touching more than 100 locals, in contravention to the agreement that allowed them to enter the town, new videos are surfacing of the crackdown on Feb 9: The pounding http://youtu.be/DyBgbbcGPNk Martyrs http://youtu.be/UIbK1h_uoRU , http://youtu.be/S2lb6lJDSms Wounded http://youtu.be/urqc5gq3z8M


Hama

Hama City

A victim of shelling takes his last breaths http://youtu.be/2-_UUyv1xds , http://youtu.be/uJ1wwxs5qDc

Nighttime Rallies

Hama Province

A new fighting unit is formed by Col. Raslan Ibrahim under the FSA banner http://youtu.be/tOTwKEfxeVs  

Kafrenboudeh: is pounded http://youtu.be/FF_jBj_u7nA

Treimseh: two martyrs http://youtu.be/0_AScPPjQTA

Daytime Rallies


Idlib


New defectors are embraced by old http://youtu.be/N7FVU8I0Efw



Khan Shaikhoon: Martyr http://youtu.be/AQmhbE3Wbxo

Saraqib: treating the wounded http://youtu.be/nt5ptp-GZgs

Daytime Rallies


Deraa/Hauran

Deraa City

Al-Balad: comes under fire at night http://youtu.be/QbeMK0l9S-U , http://youtu.be/jVMsINnHsTc

Nighttime Rallies

Deraa/Hauran Province

Na’eemeh: a baby martyr http://youtu.be/vCNDvnOHccY  

Kaheel: Girl Martyr http://youtu.be/hTZ3T8A0BkI

Tafas gets under fire at night http://youtu.be/pVm3mFMIHQc

Daytime Rallies


Aleppo

Aleppo Province

Al-Atarib is being pounded for 2nd day in row http://youtu.be/SQrhEo26q60 Marty (Feb 14) http://youtu.be/U-R_tZWFHzw Another http://youtu.be/WpSAIKbjH-g Burying the martyrs http://youtu.be/B9b2CpfzwkM At night, people fought back and burnt the cars of the security forces invading their town http://youtu.be/PQ0_83_-efM , http://youtu.be/FpkaQAvfRvY More defectors join the local unit of the FSA http://youtu.be/SbcFgtwvJko

Daytime Rallies


Deir Ezzor


Albou Kamal: scenes from yesterday’s massacre http://youtu.be/Six8qLf7rBQ

Nighttime Rallies


Hassakeh


Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies