Thursday, March 22, 2012

No Ruse!

March 21 is the official Mother’s Day in Syria. It is also Nowruz, the traditional Kurdish holiday. But neither mothers nor Kurds had any reason to celebrate. The killing continues, and the world wants to negotiate with the butchers, for real, no ruse!

Wednesday March 21, 2012

Death toll: 80, including 23 in Old Homs, 5 in Rural Damascus, three in Hama City, and 2 in Deir Ezzor. 

Also on Wednesday, 39 dead bodies were uncovered in Al-Rifai Neighborhood, 19 belonging to the same family, all victims of pro-Assad death squads. The pounding of Old Homs continued, heat seeking missiles were reportedly used. The towns of Rastan and Nizariyeh also witnessed sporadic pounding so did a few neighborhoods in Hama City, as well as a number of towns and villages in the larger Hama Province.

The Damascene suburbs of Arbeen and Harasta where resistance activities have been on the rise again were also pounded. Explosions were also reported shortly after dawn in the Damascene neighborhoods of Ruknaddine and Qaboun.

Defections were reported in a number of villages in Aleppo Province, including Eizaz.

Units affiliated with the FSA withdrew from Deir Ezzor City following two days of clashes with loyalist troops.

Syria’s Kurdish population observed this year’s Nowruz with subdued celebrations in solidarity with revolutionaries throughout the country.  

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Comment: Although the number of reported incidents of abuse on part of the rebels pales in comparison with what regime security officials and pro-Assad death squads are doing, the situation does call for serious remedy if we are to preserve the integrity and credibility of the resistance movement.




Homs

Homs City


Khaldiyeh: pounding claims the life of this little boy http://youtu.be/u2g4L_xVwfA And the pounding continues all through the night http://youtu.be/5sn2USdsxfM , http://youtu.be/7sh3ibZ7xDI A martyr http://youtu.be/ET7CUBGptYw Another http://youtu.be/gz6f8F0HTvE And pounding through the day http://youtu.be/uyQ6ohffLK8 , http://youtu.be/z5SkoN6KPfA , http://youtu.be/m0jcp-J1-1s Shell drops as locals are rescuing the injured http://youtu.be/LR07o1cEpb8 Another shell http://youtu.be/odowAr5R4mI And another http://youtu.be/31sU7qb3ct8

Bab Houd: impact of pounding http://youtu.be/PoPiMkMEzjs


Taminat: unknown martyr http://youtu.be/bGvY7smTyRY

Bayadah: pounding http://youtu.be/3NuIzQcCXpg

Daytime Rallies
Deir Baalbah (funeral) http://youtu.be/6PlUrRcpFnw

Nighttime Rallies

Homs Province

Rastan: a martyred little girl http://youtu.be/diBxnMHyQBs Injured http://youtu.be/d4d27HaWk0g A new fighting unit is formed http://youtu.be/3rdj1K3znmQ

Daytime Rallies


Damascus

Damascus City

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies

Damascus East (Eastern & Western Ghoutah)

Arbeen: sounds of nighttime clashes http://youtu.be/LAcaEIut9J4 , http://youtu.be/IWF1Gs9kcGs

Harasta: impact of shelling http://youtu.be/kvrakYTldjo

Damascus South (Southern Ghoutah)



Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies
Al-Hajar Al-Aswad http://youtu.be/_eBQ12AzbeA

West (Zabadani and Wadi Barada)

Nighttime Rallies

North (The Qalamoun Region )

Daytime Rallies
Eltal (all-women) http://youtu.be/4tAUdb5yb_I


Hama

Hama City

Several neighborhoods get pounded, including Arba’een: the neighborhood gets pounded http://youtu.be/2U3-CSNEBXk , http://youtu.be/sKF87DR8d_k Hamidiyeh http://youtu.be/fJNBQIYYl94 Qssourah http://youtu.be/Q2pA_7DF0ac

Hamidiyeh: the body of a martyr in the street http://youtu.be/FpiZ-RwBKIk Two other martyrs http://youtu.be/xFkr-Uc4egM Another martyr http://youtu.be/jIxdG4QrZWQ

Loyalist troops abusing the body of a martyred defector http://youtu.be/c5dUCACFSwY

Nighttime Rallies

Hama Province

Shaizar: martyred little girl http://youtu.be/Hyl4V9Nymb8 Shelling the Ancient Madeeq Citadel http://youtu.be/xHJ_ZYQeqmw

Daytime Rallies


Idlib


Khan Shaikhoon: a mother of 10 is killed on Syria’s official Mother’s Day http://youtu.be/7sIRHPB15GM the pounding of Khan Shaikhoon http://youtu.be/FUB3e6EEIZ0

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies
Ma’arrat Masreen http://youtu.be/_P_XVQpmMWg


Deraa/Hauran

Deraa City

Al-Balad: a woman martyr http://youtu.be/lzQbB-ED4xU A body in the street http://youtu.be/8H1w49dfx7c

Daytime Rallies
Al-Balad (funeral) http://youtu.be/eBo0DICHn8Q

Nighttime Rallies

Deraa/Hauran Province

Jassem: sounds of nighttime clashes http://youtu.be/ptSw1gRKBx0

Daytime Rallies


Aleppo

Aleppo City

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies

Aleppo Province

Daytime Rallies


Deir Ezzor


Deir Ezzor City: loyalist troops and tanks storm into the city as rebels withdraw http://youtu.be/P4H7Gk9G9Vo


Hassakeh


Daytime Rallies


Lattakia


Lattakia City (Sleibeh): nighttime protesters come under fire http://youtu.be/51BjnrqBghw