The massacre at Aleppo University will not deter her students from remaining active supporters of the revolutionary ethos and nonviolent ethics. Some dig in their heels, others dig up their graves – the Revolution goes on.
The Syrian military used an exotic chemical weapon on rebels during an attack in the city of Homs, some U.S. officials now believe.
The conclusion — first reported by Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin and laid out in a secret cable from the U.S. consul general in Istanbul — contradicts preliminary estimates made by American officials in the hours after the December 23 strike. But after interviews with Syrian activists, doctors, and defectors, American diplomats in Turkey have apparently rendered a different verdict. It’s important to note, however, that this was the conclusion of a single consulate within the State Department, and there is still wide disagreement within the U.S. government over whether the Homs attack should be characterized as a chemical weapons incident….
Something horrible happened in Homs on December 23. Exactly what that horrible event was still isn’t clear.
The cable, signed by the U.S. consul general in Istanbul, Scott Frederic Kilner, and sent to State Department headquarters in Washington last week, outlined the results of the consulate's investigation into reports from inside Syria that chemical weapons had been used in the city of Homs on Dec. 23... To date, the administration has not initiated any major policy changes in response to the classified cable, but a Deputies Committee meeting of top administration officials is scheduled for this week.
A before-and-during for 16-year old Tariq Shahoud. This picture was smuggled from the security headquarters where he is still held. Children like Tariq are often used to blackmail their parents, becoming source for income for security officers.
We are the children of Syria – A video http://youtu.be/Of9dkAVzaFw
Aleppo University Bombing: First video showing the second missile hit http://youtu.be/SFigDPLRmu4 “Video filmed from a distance seconds after the University complex was attacked by Syrian Military Aircraft, trail of jet fighter is seen clearly in the sky.” http://youtu.be/Ge501gDA6y8 Aftermath http://youtu.be/Ej4ITWVeWKQ , http://youtu.be/EOK5IxuJqHw
In the town of Maadan, Raqqah, rebels shell pro-regime positions forcing them to withdraw http://youtu.be/kP9qtHQpoLw , http://youtu.be/5YL7d8F9OWo , http://youtu.be/WG7qlzvaeok
In Houleh, Homs, shelling left many children injured and terrified http://youtu.be/rU8EXXlwDSI , http://youtu.be/Yy2NY1PYwNE and leaves some dead http://youtu.be/ez_LOiXpsOo , http://youtu.be/KEIdC1qVQJA Anger and grief of locals as the bodies of their loved ones lay strewn in the streets http://youtu.be/_7I94qfI8e8
The pounding of the town of Rastan, Homs, continues http://youtu.be/4xCTmbpRNQQ , http://youtu.be/tscNnPW-P9M Talbisseh is pounded with incendiary cluster bombs http://youtu.be/iWnuICP_6T8 , http://youtu.be/wGpAb4M6v38
In Elbab, Aleppo local look for bodies under the rubble in the aftermath of a bombing raid http://youtu.be/geBxy6nqQIo , http://youtu.be/QfBYULRwRVg
The pounding of the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, continues http://youtu.be/_AEZSGDWuaE , http://youtu.be/J-2omdmU-Gc Some of today’s dead http://youtu.be/MZroQ7oP1uo
The pounding touches neighborhoods inside Damascus City as well, including Qaboun http://youtu.be/D_soOOC_tXM , http://youtu.be/TaiwovsvS_U