As the ring of fire grows tighter and tighter around Damascus, there are still those who think the fire is containable. This revolution might have shattered some illusions for some people, but others seem to cherish their illusions more than life and reason. For them, catastrophe is not an option they are willing to consider, which is why catastrophe becomes inevitable. The aftermath is dawning upon us, and if we think things are messy now, we don’t have long to wait before we discover how wrong we are. Still, it was all worth it, no matter the price.
Rebel leader Abu Furat hours before his martyrdom http://youtu.be/x9hhQ2NDxco Before his death, Abu Furat sent a message to the Alawite community in Syria, telling them that in spite of Assad, Sunnis and Alawites will always live in peace and harmony http://youtu.be/1qeUf_7MJhQ Abu Furat made his address while greeting an Alawite defector.
Rebels in Khan Touman, Aleppo, take control of a major arms storage depot http://youtu.be/POIvEO48hLo , http://youtu.be/BxVoIbmmskY , http://youtu.be/5UCSmGeRw9w
Rebels in Deir Ezzor capture soldiers from the units protecting the Mayadin Military Airport http://youtu.be/pKOwvZR-cvo Sounds of clashes in Deir Ezzor City http://youtu.be/7-ahVqA_3RM The pounding of the city continues as well http://youtu.be/icROGHY6-EQ
Kurdish opposition launch a new political union in Qamislo, Hassakeh Province http://youtu.be/ed3iuEj5rMU
Locals in Beit Sahem, Damascus, pull bodies from under the rubble after an aerial raid on their town http://youtu.be/OBmP-RcZ7uM
To the south, rebels and loyalists clash in Moadamia, Damascus http://youtu.be/qGbFwB2hW2U In Al-Hajar Al-Aswad, shelling leaves several buildings on fire http://youtu.be/ZWnpN1f4L7c To the east, aerial raids against the towns and villages of Eastern Ghoutah continues http://youtu.be/MnyrWZr28-U , http://youtu.be/yrQAzej76wE To the north of Damascus City, MiGs pound the town of Yabroud http://youtu.be/r8ExVRY9UaY To the West, the pounding of the town of Zabadani along the border with Lebanon continues http://youtu.be/M1iFZHu_2VI