Monday, March 12, 2012

Another Typical Day!

Massacres meant to scare are serving only to enrage, strengthening the resolve of protest communities throughout the country.

Sunday March 11, 2012  

Death toll: 140, 80 in Homs (including 45 women and children slaughtered in Karm Al-Zeitun), 25 in Idlib Province, 5 in Rural Damascus, 5 in Rural Aleppo, and 1 in the cities of Damascus, Lattakia and Deraa.

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Pro-Assad death squads are running amuck in neighborhoods of Old Homs, killing entire families by shooting them point blank or slaughtering them with knives and, at occasions, burning the bodies of the dead. The situation is at its worst in Karm Al-Zeitun and Bab Al-Sibaa neighborhoods where over 45 women and children were targeted http://youtu.be/nGz87YglpEI , http://youtu.be/svCykN1bdR8 , http://youtu.be/kO_Wp0hUDlc Burnt bodies http://youtu.be/kjPd60OAvQg Bagging the bodies http://youtu.be/hJeWQPiA0VQ The man in this video says: people of the world have gotten used to witnessing massacres taking place, it’s like having lunch or dinner for them http://youtu.be/YRtBPKOdrcs

The “joke” is that, just before the videos began circulating on the internet and airing on Al-Jazeerah, the media office of the Syrian National Council issued and tweeted a statement saying that “after contacting number of sources on the ground in Homs, all reports and rumors of massacres and rape in Karm Al-Zeitun, Adawiyeh and Bab Dreib, can be confirmed to be untrue. We, therefore, call on all brothers, to verify the reports arriving from Homs and elsewhere, before spreading them, because promoting such blatantly false reports is unnecessary scaremongering and does not serve the Revolution.” But the people in Homs and all through Syria have formed by now a pretty good idea as to what and who is not serving the Revolution.

Indeed, local activist Omar Tellawi, issued a threat and ultimatum to SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun, and his colleagues in the SNC executive committee, giving them a week to call for arming the Free Syrian Army otherwise they will start calling for their ouster (min 1:00) http://youtu.be/Jnz1YvBMm04 Eyewitnesses descried the men who carried out the slaughter as wearing black armbands  with the word “Ya Ali” on them, the Alawite religious equivalent of “Allahu Akbar” (min 4:40) http://youtu.be/EEzs4kc1uro

Meanwhile, this new video shows another massacre recently perpetrated in Homs City by the pro-Assad death squads. The neighborhood is Jobar http://youtu.be/UVz3o0JBuMY


Rebels groups operating in and around Aleppo come together to form the Military Council of the Northern Sector which will manage the operations of the Freemen of the North, the new Brigade that will provide the command structure of the various rebel units in Aleppo Province http://youtu.be/gfvWuAGFzA8 The council and the brigade will operate under the umbrella of the Free Syrian Army.

In Rastan, Homs Province, pro-Assad militias destroyed the local bridge http://youtu.be/8Ti62j67ceo , http://youtu.be/psYS3bON6kw effectively trapping locals inside the besieged city and preventing evacuation. The sporadic pounding of the City had started at dawn (min 1:30) http://youtu.be/WwcKPVp4al8 , http://youtu.be/71RtAaRH_UI and continued throughout the day (min 1:40) http://youtu.be/967ZNxc7SS4 Sounds of gunfire echoes in the distance http://youtu.be/UwA_aX-vUhg Impact of pounding http://youtu.be/i4N8Abdl8m0

In Idlib City, the pounding left scores of dead and wounded: http://youtu.be/_ITlcgk47HY The pounding drove people out of many neighborhoods http://youtu.be/RainhLFba64 As usual by now, mosques were targeted http://youtu.be/cZqWzJ0z5jg Residential neighborhoods were shelled indiscriminately http://youtu.be/OmkpMqRNdTk People try to run every which way, still they get caught in the pounding http://youtu.be/2GbxT4ysFGw

Ariha, Idlib Province: Martyrs http://youtu.be/gS5Kmg6Mk8M , http://youtu.be/CNCCfrCEgfY Doctors at the local field hospital work hard to save the injured http://youtu.be/1DCphdxnBFg Impact of shelling on a local mosque http://youtu.be/pfoi02cr_ew , http://youtu.be/kUx4xOY_6J0 People are killed in their homes by mortar rounds http://youtu.be/IPyNzpysbzQ And the pounding continues http://youtu.be/1U1lkW2iZ_I Local resistance members try to fight back and destroy a tank http://youtu.be/a6vrfQfGCW8

Leaked Video: Pro-Assad militias dancing on the body of a dead defector while chanting “we are your men Bashar” http://youtu.be/Fid4yQTjt1w The first one to speak says: “this is how the Americans want to kills, each one who is a follower of Arour, we will kill him and fuck his sister.” Arour is a Salafi sheikh who  regime propagandists have accused of being one of the masterminds of the revolution, even though he had actually issued a fatwa against it and only switched sides months after its beginning.

Homs

Homs City

Bab Dreib: not all of today’s victims died in massacres, the pounding claimed its share http://youtu.be/d9ZCpNrAMAk , http://youtu.be/RYGnL3s1Sj0 , http://youtu.be/49zLC2ozxoA And doctors keep trying to help the injured http://youtu.be/VZppO1zKP9E

Bab Tadmor: is pounded at dawn http://youtu.be/Se-Xoi8MGY8 Jub Al-Jandali is pounded as well http://youtu.be/SZ8Mf8jI658 Saving the wounded http://youtu.be/zouGonDIsXw Karm Al-Zeitun (Nazheen Street) is pounded http://youtu.be/PwCCb14Tdmc

Local FSA leader, Abdurrazzaq Tlas, who was leading the effort to protect Baba Amr, made a videao on March 2, announcing the “tactical” withdrawal of his troops from the neighborhood and denying official claims that he was killed http://youtu.be/y10mZrv8C94

Nighttime Rallies

Homs Province

Talbisseh: siege is killing sick children http://youtu.be/oJkigSeheHc

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies


Damascus

Damascus City

Tijarah: sounds of daytime clashes can be clearly heard in this plush neighborhood of Central Damascus http://youtu.be/BMOl19agtC4

Jobar: the house of a local martyred activist is set on fire as punishment to his family http://youtu.be/9tU1MMjPqJQ

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies

Damascus East (Eastern & Western Ghoutah)

Misraba: a house that was demolished by artillery fire http://youtu.be/uLbopJyGjUk

Nighttime Rallies

Damascus South (Southern Ghoutah)

Kanaker: local security forces open fire on a rally by junior high students http://youtu.be/Csgt_2nunj0

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies

North (The Qalamoun Region )

Daytime Rallies


Hama

Hama City

Nighttime Rallies

Hama Province

Daytime Rallies


Idlib




Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies


Deraa/Hauran

Deraa City

Mahatah: sounds of nighttime clashes http://youtu.be/P88PpkyYr0E

Nighttime Rallies

Deraa/Hauran Province

Daytime Rallies


Aleppo

Aleppo City

Salaheddine: nighttime protesters came under fire http://youtu.be/msesWNcAHqs

Daytime Rallies
College of Information Technology http://youtu.be/iwdEsy7DOqI

Aleppo Province

Atareb: loyalist militias opened fire on locals wounding many http://youtu.be/Wiwveow87VY The pounding of Atareb http://youtu.be/BK7m3RNW9Gc


Deir Ezzor


Deir Ezor City (Jbeileh): tanks move in http://youtu.be/Y0-yCPQLlWo

Nighttime Rallies
Qouriyeh http://youtu.be/Cb7b1dHIXGw Deir Ezzor City (Jbeileh) http://youtu.be/rqMTeKNVjGU


Hassakeh


Nighttime Rallies