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.

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 City

Baba Amr: the pounding continues with direct hits with rockets and mortar rounds on homes and residential neighborhoods , , , , Zubeir Mosque is hit 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 The blown-up pipelines , The black smoke covers the neighborhood of Bab Dreib as well among other neighborhoods

Insha’aat: tanks in the streets Destroyed homes

Driving from Baba Amr to Insha’aat

Karm Al-Zeitun: the deadly crossing a demolished home

Nighttime Rallies

Homs Province

Rastan: Wounded Sample of the rounds used Mortar round explode in the street Lt. Col. Bassam Al-Sheikh Ali announces his defection and his joining the FSA

Qusayr: funeral for three martyrs

More defections

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies


Damascus City

Barzeh: loyalist militias storm the restive neighborhood ,

Nighttime Rallies

Damascus South

Artouz: funeral for a local female martyr Post-funeral rally

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 Martyrs , Wounded


Hama City

A victim of shelling takes his last breaths ,

Nighttime Rallies

Hama Province

A new fighting unit is formed by Col. Raslan Ibrahim under the FSA banner  

Kafrenboudeh: is pounded

Treimseh: two martyrs

Daytime Rallies


New defectors are embraced by old

Khan Shaikhoon: Martyr

Saraqib: treating the wounded

Daytime Rallies


Deraa City

Al-Balad: comes under fire at night ,

Nighttime Rallies

Deraa/Hauran Province

Na’eemeh: a baby martyr  

Kaheel: Girl Martyr

Tafas gets under fire at night

Daytime Rallies


Aleppo Province

Al-Atarib is being pounded for 2nd day in row Marty (Feb 14) Another Burying the martyrs At night, people fought back and burnt the cars of the security forces invading their town , More defectors join the local unit of the FSA

Daytime Rallies

Deir Ezzor

Albou Kamal: scenes from yesterday’s massacre

Nighttime Rallies


Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies