Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Audacity of Dreams!

As America mourns the loss of one decent man, Syrians are mourning the loss of thousands. Ambassador Christopher Stevens believed in our Dream, let’s hope his passing will not take away from that. Cynicism has laced the way international leaders dealt with the Syrian tragedy from the get-go, allowing the dream to turn into a nightmare. But only audacity can overcome adversity, not cynicism.  

Wednesday September 12, 2012

Today’s Death toll: 173. The Breakdown: 30 due to aerial bombing, 10 children and 6 women. 67 in Aleppo, 25 in Damascus and Suburbs, 20 in Daraa (including 12 unidentified bodies), 20 in Deir Ezzor ( mostly in AlBoukamal), 15 in Hama (mostly in Helfaya massacre), 9 in Homs, 1 in Hassakeh, 1 in Lattakia and 1 in Banyas.


Op-Eds & Special Reports

A worthwhile initiative by the Arab Students Association at Tufts University: Support Syrian Refugees Through the Turkish Red Crescent Today!

Video Highlights

In Seif al-Dawleh Neighborhood, Aleppo City, the body of a little girl lie in the streets, people unable to approach it on account of the continuing shelling

In Marei, Aleppo Province, people dig through their rubble in search of the dead in the aftermath of an aerial raid

In Hilfaya, Hama Province, people bury their dead ,

In Daraa City, people find unidentified bodies in the streets discarded by pro-Assad militias ,

In Damascus City, restive neighborhoods get pounded with mortar fire, including Al-Hajar Al-Aswad

In the Suburb of Sbeineh, Damascus Province, locals pick up the dead, victims of a bombing campaign,  from the streets

The pounding of Alboukamal in Deir Ezzor Province leaves many wounded , In Deir Ezzor City, locals risk their lives to retrieve the body of a dead man from the rubble-strewn streets