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July 31 -Ramadan eve

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massacre in Hama

massacre in Hama

On the eve of Ramadan, Syrian security forces backed by tanks assault the cities of Hama, Dier Ezzour, Suburbs of Damascus and towns in Daraa. Casualties were very high, with over 100 killed in Hama alone, and hundreds injured.

The assault and massacre Hama and it’s aftermath

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1pgrLN-cOw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzPcq8IqwAE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUXTyT4jWf0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlZ9_vphbK0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWCUHavT32w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik7Z_lIIKEk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTFovUiJhYk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kTyrpiuDro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRpPq_3yv_M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nQG1g43JSg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHEXP7Dmivw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJJ2hgMQYtI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u933oGW1ce8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bCuiZmndLM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J05ej7IMFHs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqqpVjBl4kA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqbiaQ2qsc0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUIdb3IWYvQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mx-2I5rZt4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_GjMvGHuqQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2MVOuKRc_I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uItGwKX8vI4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCyDsKVmZho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAFCixeFqLQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqyEs9FT9DQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_8PP33WVmE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4gXduvMUV4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg60w6zd4G4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ueqxGZ4ko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6bTGdUBxGA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fm-qPX0q2A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzZ0GDYr9gI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5TnjaB55ec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ucg_JUU2kw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U9XNgb0laM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J9P_x7YRgs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAUvWr8GACw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORF4njH4TqY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YNq7jDbH5M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mna0uTpVVg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4SEqbk75ms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF127PzqCcY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rWtVawtN1Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V49huBrno7Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrWIpAX3v7Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT_I7bAqSkw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l847lJzVpA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QKl4YviFb0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuJJjeKnK6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBdA3Jkjt1A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x071uEFHiOU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjuvu6UhlGA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV94U1fHxxA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG5tTUR1Qkk

Layal Askar 7 month old baby killed in Hirak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc2yOoj-RF0

Ahmad Mohamad Hassoun killed in Binish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6PTNt8PHm0

Maged Hazaa killed in Dier Ezzour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nuPvPFzLAQ

Raghed Ibrahim Mansour killed in Dier Ezzor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvZc7f0X6s0

Ahmad Murad el Masri killed in Halfaya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDxc8rY1JHc

tanks assault Maret el Noman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFVy3Fb1_5I

security assault on Hajar Aswad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4V_2znDoSw

tanks assault Dier Ezzour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-MxvQGI1vA

protests in Aleppo after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_9JCoqfHBc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px_dR-npoGM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBM9liDiV9c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfJxxEAf73I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj11cKSH4pw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI5lt_mY4lQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faWe7VAUvjA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDJe3PFtoJ0

protests in Lattakia after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bQmNEJGuEU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9io0CHJlIcY

protests in Qorieh after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGq7sqvRVNY

protests in Khirbet Ghazala after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU346uAFc-I

protests in Daraa after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ixOWRap6nE

protests in Homs after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBjs-xe_0zI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKQTxdk4o_U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px_dR-npoGM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwWfcEHDDP8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDGD8Bn1P50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHURVgdJs2o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDrwoTBdb_s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ma_uZ42Xcc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wqD7FeQS7M

protests in Dumier after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kqc35uOMto

protests in Qamishly after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwyxbPeZqGw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SucYP_pGyg

protests in Nahta after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hDX8NAiUUw

protests in Al Tal after Taraweeh prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmNMLo1Bxgs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZWIKUQhNeU

protests in Hama, even with the electricity cut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2mLo8Cjed8

protests in Mayadeen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFOe4RjE-5Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giYbnzWHwIk

protests in Dier Ezzour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjWkRlSvtGI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_rLU_GIENU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acUXsriynRM

protests in Kafr Shams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WexAeu0oqOg

protests in Qaboon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_AAvVr_eTU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAAJJPzreyk

protests in Dael

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqO0c7BBrow

protests in Jableh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkKBf0i8b4c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-sVKx5l_mw

protests in Saqba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kDu7l8KTLE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgTnuP_Xrr0&hd=1

protests in Kafr Nibol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNY-mTF3lAo

protests in Jobar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sZ0wBRqIZg

protests in Amouda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK1NKBFl3a0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk6e7lk1LX0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmwWUi19un0

protests in Hirak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtufmED2vjM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoDkKfKxg3U

protests in Homs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhFDO8N_A2s

protests in Saraqeb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsN3HXed8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAiptJOAZ-s

protests in Daria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_nZbT__Tno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xey71Uhkr6w

protests in Lattakia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtl12Flgx1w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-3WKHQeTeg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNBCzqHEVWw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPk0eLv7Svc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYfD4jer_qg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRx1Ls6hoQ0

protests in Salamieh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGdlc7pjkfU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqJeubTS5VE

protests in Harasta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH5Y7hRadsU

protests in Daraa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKm0ZB5wD7I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeBaoYvQdEw

protests in Taftanaz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0_gq4VXS-I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF7unRnBmTI

protests in Tal Kalakh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HmV1dhf8iE

protests in Zamalka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuIRMNlu9wk

protests in Sarmeen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKtRhlEPvCc

protests in Idleb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zk0v6VCzR8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4tkUhqlk4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyzQkarlVcM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDdUcIUQsa0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9MvVzAqrbM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTmwuGhWNng

protests in Maret el Noman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nFGRzaXWW8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0MJ7y1tWpo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im5YIB9v4vI

protests in Qalamoun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug3Qefoj924

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f96182VTdXQ

protests in Barzeh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73VAPDwh1j4

protests in Karnaz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvJcMVaEt-A

protests in Binish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ifLu57XN-0

protests in Kafr Zeta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6hPOh3fcTc

protests in Duma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QirGuoYJB7Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqzTqh-ya94

protests in Midan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDIUjqIVhOE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHz04PHwWDY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9cP3BemOgg

protests in Mazeh Damascus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8mds2qWLKs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hsi0Tdkc_w

protests in Qudsieh Damascus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgQGPL7i0Jk

protests in Hamorieh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFB9BW6ktMw

protests in Masiefra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgsNPCue2Tk

protests in Al Qadam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXSBeZ_9aHw

solidarity protests in Istanbul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMW1DC69ygo

solidarity protests in Ribat Morroco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcV3drIV1Rg

solidarity protests in Cairo in front of the Syrian embassy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NwQ5hq6iQc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlkJV1qNHPc

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Written by syrialeaks

July 31, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Posted in News

July 29- Friday of Your Silence is Killing us

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july-29 "your silence is killing us"

july-29 "your silence is killing us"

Hundreds of thousands take to the streets for a day of protests across Syria, on a Friday called “Your Silence is Killing us”. 20 reported killed and Dozens wounded as security forces use force to break protests up.

protester killed in Dier Ezzour شهيد في دير الزور

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIufAf8wfWk

Mohamad AlSayad killed in Kisweh الشهديد محمد الصياد – الكسوة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmTq5C1IYZQ

statement from defecting officers بيان الضباط الاحرار

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZcCbIPM37w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1_PfHmuI4I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUcjlmti7E

protester shot in Midan Damascus اصابة متظاهر -الميدان دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf9E0AQl9UQ

protests in Msiefra مظاهرات المسيفرة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3tVqZzzGHo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTCG4AtnaMA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byCoU3a3B7E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbucWecM5pA

protests in Dier Ezzour مظاهرات دير الزور

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwifglamzqw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wZQkiF1Wig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPRP8lZ4ex4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJDKHWVkHmk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9UVocSjcr0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmTA-pPM4jo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdkeRR0Yq8k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4We_f0zKzM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1ZI-33yor4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ7ue2-0d9Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJI4sNScjFk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_prJ-O-eXWM

protests in Mayadeen مظاهرات الميادين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V678bJWLxXQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSY6qgraBW0

protests in Duma مظاهرات دوما

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mv41A_5wDk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJKT3aW79NU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiVF704CFKA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X6IVXpihrA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cq6p9C__Og

protests in Homs مظاهرات حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AiYEUJRLnQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i42zJFmSeIw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgGVcsZKcgg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R60yXYd06M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql5xkh06vB8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAG2pTt2sQ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-lbhXAckJQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ0arg5fwFw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owb08IyOgjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt0ANmhw9yg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afQGoIUbL1Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xykyrO81LcM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3jGnrOuYNM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLbfqn9qBAU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT8RNzu9sIc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOApXnyiTvo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gx15VRRocg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2TKoKa5oH0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRTXsjydjAE

protests in Hama مظاهرات حماة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1Dupeat74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b7ZUEmPAC0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2R2U462h5w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyxCuP950Ek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A84IDkVGKV8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZL-HdIGRU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SSNKrwGJX8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXhhOKQAUXA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsykyHthCI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHl_fvnmGu0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcHCaWIPYAE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTpLZ8cDNLY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjquMpSyf8w

protests in Kafr Zeta مظاهرات كفرزيتا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cztQSo3-uzc

protests in Qamhana مظاهرات قمحانة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y739opFHTN0

protests in Lattakia مظاهرات اللاذقية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWYVGEDBgJI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4CVc7L_C6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4AOYletIBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OXyBvsaIzU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVipH_Cck_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTwvlCk17lc

protests in Harasta مظاهرات حرستا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc4UOC3K7Mo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx5L4LZOojM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcPy7aRcFgY

protests in Saraqeb مظاهرات سراقب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i-02sg-J9c

protests in Midan Damascus مظاهرات الميدان دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY5h-pmhx7w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB8GS4qv4YQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJT7G2KEOuM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5hsEh1kTJY

protests in Qaboon مظاهرات القابون

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNsc5FwLTvY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzwnGcTwwVI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzwnGcTwwVI

protests in Hajar Aswad مظاهرات الحجر الاسود

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZZ84MxQrgo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbln-9N-Jp8

protests in Jasem مظاهرات جاسم

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-cWJS6PFyM

protests in Qamishly مظاهرات القامشلي

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Eg6sra9Ok

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2osAMHrglM

protests in Mazeh Damascus مظاهرات المزة دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuQSYY6lE_g

protests in Zabadani مظاهرات الزبداني

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWfl0dGFi_g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVSLSRjINxU

protests in Khirebt Ghazala مظاهرات خربة غزالة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89u5bimES1Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb-lJeXK2WY

protests in Kisweh مظاهرات الكسوة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAdp9Sp5IGU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adrc9iBkiZs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQWqiI6duec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adrc9iBkiZs

protests in Artouz مظاهرات عرطوز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRhXXQpSW3s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53Ntpu6Oq4

protests in Daraa مظاهرات درعا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eioCTkTqfMY

protests in Damascus مظاهرات دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMqJ2sIAofk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXYza40fLco

protests in Daria مظاهرات داريا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW08DlyGa0M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoRTfeta5oA

protests in Idleb مظاهرات ادلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iiisPq84rU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-LA4mEufWg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjfVeQ6pOHk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5yvjGWIXfI

protests in Salamieh مظاهرات السلمية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-INlBaZktlE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGoHfvjs3kc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60cVTeTGHK8

protests in Maret el Noman مظاهرات معرة النعمان

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc8pVoCwrBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm7F0N6Ce8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh5rlwmpeV0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqxa44WSOps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L6B8BrNAoE

protests in Saqba مظاهرات سقبا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VuxLYQaNg8

protests in Jarjanaz مظاهرات جرجناز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtWdrd_qyfM

protests in Barzeh Damascus مظاهرات برزة دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxJi9lt44Kc

protests in Rastan مظاهرات الرستن

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRDkS8hznl4

protests in Jableh مظاهرات جبلة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HMf9Lk8j_w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3nnjty3gc0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8FqdOFNl_k

protests in Aleppo مظاهرات حلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3UIXTUu2TE

protests in Kobani مظاهرات كوباني

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRiUn_ekVTI

protests in Madamieh مظاهرات المعضمية

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-cksarjNFw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4lLWk7-alU

protests in Ras el Ein مظاهرات راس العين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu2mBVSjKNc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thCSt1tCxLM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvWJjlsYVz4

protests in Soran مظاهرات صوران

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSIZaRYZlZI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa393mPpwkg

protests in Kfrnbodeh مظاهرات كفرنبودة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDvN7SuhMs

protests in Ter Mala مظاهرات تيرمعلة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuR2–5lcEE

protests in Zamalka مظاهرات زملكا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUesCYR5KZA

protests in Amouda مظاهرات عامودا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZzCUPjwjLU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-zU1Cm1VLA

protests in Qorieh مظاهرات القورية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psiGsQgbDkY

protests in Nahta مظاهرات ناحتة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djyGfcwPBHY

protests in Banyas مظاهرات بانياس

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m49bB4Cwmz8

protests in Bokien مظاهرات بقين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYtPfnWlzcs

protests in Binish مظاهرات بنش

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKV7M5fpGJE

protests in Al Tal مظاهرات التل

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGxT8O02gnY

protests in Bayda مظاهرات البيضة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y4RCNeRyQI

protests in Tibet el Imam مظاهرات طيبة الامام

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfwvFNo2_BU

protests in Al Kadam مظاهرات القدم

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqiyjBP7JsM

Written by syrialeaks

July 29, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Posted in News

July 27

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At least 11 reported dead as security forces backed by tanks assault areas of the Damascus suburbs, carrying out wide sweeping arrests thought to have reached more than 2000 people in the past few days. This crackdown is thought to be an effort to try to preempt massive demonstrations before the holy month of Ramadan which starts on Monday across the Muslim world.
tanks storm kanaker الدبابات تقتحكم كناكر

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8uHIXjLDXU

funeral of Fadi Alouaishi – Homs جنازة الشهيد فادي العويشي – حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqmQRydtEbc

protests in Harasta at the funeral of Mahmoud Taha Kasem مظاهرات حرستا وتشييع الشهيد محمود طه قاسم

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ATJXA2ezE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ3LL6S9Bek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwIcAWpQels

lawyers protest in Aleppo مظاهرات المحامين في حلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp-Ta6mvCc4

protests in Kafromeh مظاهرات كفرومة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_TqX0Y1hUo

protests in Maret el Noman مظاهرات معرة النعمان

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkL5vJkdlUA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncaWm7psIwA

protests in Sarmeen مظاهرات سرمين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVpYRN1-g-A

women protest in Duma مظاهرات نسائية في دوما

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znACB5ygWNQ

protests in Saqba مظاهرات سقبا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI-jM87wjSg

protests in Dier Ezzour مظاهرات دير الزور

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnVpnpJw4cc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqM37G-Rtrc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZLejYRlfMY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuMRKFKwvSA

protests in Hama مظاهرات حماة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z16ziXAuito

protests in Talbieseh مظاهرات تلبيسة

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svx4QogLDQs

protests in Qusier مظاهرات القصير

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRvP3Am8xM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZLejYRlfMY

protests in Bo Kamal مظاهرات البوكمال

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGM9sV4LAwk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtKoUnov2t4

protests in Binish مظاهرات بنش

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1b2Oc0YAWU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPABRQ4InVg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rhzc0RIeO0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbJING86k0o

protests in Damascus مظاهرات دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3oZmIU9AqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuBdqtsHF6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoO3q5nN6dw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgrTZ9BGVpk

women protest in Hajar Aswad Damascus مظاهرات نسائية في الحجر الاسود دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93UppJo8QYA

protests in Kafr Zeta مظاهرات كفرزيتا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVIj9BvB4nc

protests in Homs مظاهرات حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5eDrytcnD4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK2JPUXDzqI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy6GX0w59DA

protests in Kafr Nibol مظاهرات كفرنبل

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvZ-rQcqHmY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3RWiexSwLg

protests in Idleb مظاهرات ادلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTC8wUxYfS8

protests in Daraa مظاهرات درعا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZj3mjbTIzY

protests in AlJizeh مظاهرات الجيزة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2AcFAVZWuU

protests in Dael مظاهرات داعل

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzZsUXfizPw

protests in AlBab مظاهرات الباب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsttgEFgNIU

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July 28, 2011 at 12:03 am

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July 22- Friday of Descendants of Khaled

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Hundreds of thousands turn out in anti-regime demonstrations on a day dubbed Friday of the descendants of Khaled (Bin Walid). Dozens killed and injured as security forces attempt to disperse protests in some areas.

protester killed in Izzaz شهيد في اعزاز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDXwhDSZmuQ

Syrian forces destroy a mosque minaret in Homs قصف الجوامع في حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fn-ThlHWt4

protester injured in Duma جريح في دوما

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7vTA4aHH3k

protests in Hama مظاهرات حماة

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKr1IUMwrhA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU5JDw4vdKw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwe_Kak78-M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ISaCO1-YP4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQnnrdfTvLM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69bwZ3W-ah8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsyOOysA6Cc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Omls0bA0k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VNaTs27jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GDF9EwP6sE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22JQx5pe4g8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMPwsNtrPWs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLg7ikIMlV0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9KyWTg4oKM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIM3PrdFlWE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5OiISmf29M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkkhPVcUqRY

protests in Homs مظاهرات حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuuLcPGxV70

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLwYcPgIrBk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmMRSeY5G9A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnvyCIAFc8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHssaW7dnLU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__GsFX5OBis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwGj7JvWGrA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhnNPZkPCI4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRWmT6NFmD0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHssaW7dnLU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dTtebn-B6U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGz3SwEn618

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxjmloxKdM0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J5y7DFI3Uo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2sLIH7eDog

protests in Halfaya مظاهرات حلفايا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAzNmWZ3uaY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-fhOR1GDAc

protests in Khan Shiekhoun مظاهرات خان شيخون

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7v1JV9d_Qk

protests in Aleppo مظاهرات حلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeHp6-vTyeQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U6yrqTLFU0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_IxXSUDTx4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HFlvZpLqMo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0rV1tvc5c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89fdPOYZeKg

protests in Damascus مظاهرات دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rYMd_0j0ww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlQB621fcAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mevEWEPzfRk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDGOAyifyvE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMSwsn8AvJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pm86Id76oA

protests in Midan Damascus مظاهرات الميدان

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McLvHov3pFs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V4W0aw0CNI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hckXlEkFZuY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjBUoFmpvQE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfRU0I2klmI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz0f0lCEPVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Ub0ezG-ws

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj4aTLssaD0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji7zJNyNXlQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qojdGTvhKlA

protests in Hasakeh مظاهرات الحسكة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6AhyQKLbOg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tESjikVuRY

protests in Dier ez Zour مظاهرات دير الزور

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqvUb99jWI4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0Xb9N7BuLY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki04-G9xSlk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEit09WwEIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CZvQ8n_Ep8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtPMYjF9jEs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM_44ojVr28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6wy017srh0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLTIXrJghU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afvRep7R2hA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6XEIN2GJ1M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukvi8SbgAmg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqvUb99jWI4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ier-N3WuPms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoaX9YCl94g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSWX-NyMM_E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNlfdb7ULaA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdW_G3McXYw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_3CtrHId8k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELuX3IRvguE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YReM9oXRfWE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QAkTZUUNTI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ7OD3sAyjU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzABUzTFB3Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFc1m054MiE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaYT5iPzP54

protests in Ariha مظاهرات اريحا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPBcZs_LzoI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU3gu0srDRY

protests in Lattakia حمظاهرات اللاذقية

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOx49avQ6G0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwEVEXD3Paw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uznyh1gOeOA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PydiPftHCOQ

protests in Jableh مظاهرات جبلة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDDe_WcejtE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwx1R743Dg0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b6CGBq1Ojg

protests in Idleb مظاهرات ادلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aifVnXav9NY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDcjvF_O2SY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_AePrUlcu0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjeGGUl1E9w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMSiGXHMQD4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeccsbNHxbA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et6rf1V_rGY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6o2vn01aFk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmYp19kJ7vQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wlViM0uIwo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MNvpYeO9sw

ِhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOBgEAKdnjc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQSfQrb_x9Q

protests in Niwa مظاهرات نوى

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y_hNB8e4eI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L35z3ekS9Uc&

protests in Saraqeb مظاهرات سراقب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-rbr1bWcw0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al-G7BOe0rE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZDAzLxbiYg

protests in Maret el Noman مظاهرات معرة النعمان

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUnQ4vuz_k8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bpexxoxhIw

protests in Raqa مظاهرات الرقة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0ogrNTOem0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnkLyj7WG9Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g96I1V6UoQY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH0vcstH0HA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbEeKZv5F4U

protests in Salamieh مظاهرات السلمية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkixJr-Zm78

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzk-wyvt9pg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVi0odwX_IE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_JGmD9hSw

protests in Mayadeen مظاهرات الميادين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKsG6iVDl0s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti70ZlJADgQ

protests in Daraa مظاهرات درعا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrIfc0aveBE

protests in Saqba مظاهرات سقبا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prT4rZ3GZdo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N148XR7ksd0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_yGYGdWMwM

protests in Soran مظاهرات صوران

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfb_6aGfffg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xvgx_Ru5HM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhOIUuUIY4g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp_9KJE53oY

protests in Hajar Aswad مظاهرات الحجر الاسود

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub_UN5_GjEI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhKVvir82qU

protests in Bo Kamal مظاهرات البوكمال

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjXA0yacBj0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWi0ycpoPSQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClFmFD-2yjk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72G75w9hLAc

protests in Taftanaz مظاهرات تفتناز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddJQi02q0kE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GbpN_BNOP4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL3IUntSohM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljc2DpFFDSk

protests in Arbeen مظاهرات عربين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbK7DpU0vd8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQOZVT5zL9s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7jfHUtH6gs

protests in Hawla مظاهرات الحولة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ddysJ15pwc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAYa09YIlk0

protests in Artouz مظاهرات عرطوز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JglofoRWfaE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDB34WGP_88

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm0UIcIaBCQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QszghdBOwA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pchfLtoghI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFqYMCCA2vo

protests in Al Qadam مظاهرات القدم

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yekMGA1Yezg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lm0Vc1mpEo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3JOH0rMyA8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rkvz29bouk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyI4trQM6R8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o7VQE6SfMA

protests in Jabal Zawieh مظاهرات جبل الزاوية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkJA7KhLB08

protests in Jarjanaz مظاهرات جرجناز  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjcuyQ_HCTE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5wKi4SMJq4

protests in Saqba مظاهرات سقبا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prT4rZ3GZdo

protests in Ghwieran حمظاهرات غويران

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwtLNa9OS-k

protests in Qamishly مظاهرات القامشلي

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqf9FD2c-_k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1DR64GXH_Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbXXmS-O5Ak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtlMKZci5Zc

protests in Binish مظاهرات بنش

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81OUIyMZsVs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgneTVODXdU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXoJFkHhqyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ExkK2Ic-A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfAiM3yHwIA

protests in Qorieh مظاهرات القورية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN5Jw35eIC0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f23kBeMMSMc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnJAz9NUbsw

protests in Kisweh مظاهرات الكسوة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziiFRk1YhyE

protests in Tel Kalakh مظاهرات تل كلخ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ryrc6V4z9k

protests in Daria مظاهرات داريا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lhHsEgZnpg

protests in Harasta مظاهرات حرستا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj-Inv9q2fg

protests in Kafr Nibol مظاهرات كفرنبل

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3RKpAbDv8E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_qsjuhb21M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZX3UZKRcYc

protests in Sweida مظاهرات السويداء

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8ctEy2av9w

protests in Kafr Zeta مظاهرات كفر زيتا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SDmn1vLOyM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWT7Bqz2fhA

protests in Tibet el Imam مظاهرات طيبة الامام

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6shSSMYvGcE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgI-v2-j5K8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf43hM8sX2w

protests in Barzeh مظاهرات برزة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKwVsLaW5rA

protests in Tal Rifat مظاهرات تل رفعت

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elv3qvnulB8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3KpWYJcMf0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMAvakGCupE

protests in Sarmeen مظاهرات سرمين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeqaI17FWIs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5oDqk4RD_4

protests in Kanaker مظاهرات كناكر

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1naT957Dqo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9ExEBCE7tc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JOYIV-IOJc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA85K5tzBO4

protests in Duma مظاهرات دوما

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-X1-Cr0K_A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWzgdJcOkSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J-6A8OWE38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTWO4p0XvFM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDw4JSKKlv0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc-pZQE90Os

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq1bcwXqf3o

protests in Jobar مظاهرات جوبر

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2N4M_VvGQY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TueANKOrtcA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdg72JXjtLA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjywTELnC8g

protests in Izzaz مظاهرات اعزاز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMF_f3J993M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS4bA_D4KQ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH5HppjDE2k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxBRfOGYYow

protests in Kafr Batna مظاهرات كفر بطنا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J95Oxhdka5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWuXr7jDYSw

protests in Qaboon مظاهرات القابون

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frExhoMmvl4

protests in Ashara مظاهرات عشارة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXXYeI_x6n4

protests in Basra el Sham مظاهرات بصرى الشام

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jp6Sx3PSeM

protests in Ghabagheb مظاهرات غباغب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOAMzNPCRZU

protests in Al Tal مظاهرات التل

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf7KKR3-r9o

protests in Al Jizeh مظاهرات الجيزة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKee9PQvjAQ

protests in Qudsieh مظاهرات قدسيا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dffv3WdiKE

protests in al Hara مظاهرات الحارة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JNj3po-zig

protests in Kaznas مظاهرات كزناز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBKtFysqh88

protests in Sanamien مظاهرات الصنمين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbnpzF117XU

protests in Khirbet Ghazaleh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtO2YNz_Rs0

protests in Hamorieh مظاهرات حمورية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFwSjefeQDc

protests in Kafromeh مظاهرات كفرومة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uovHf4rzQ0

protests in Marzeta مظاهرات معرزيتا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjoZehu5zmk

protests in Shiekh Miskeen مظاهرات الشيخ مسكين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRGOHDlYl8I

refugee protests in Turkey مظاهرات نازحي جسر الشغور في تركيا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEsbH9gEsWw

solidarity protests in Tripoli Lebanon مظاهرات تضامن في طرابلس لبنان

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9NVWmZF8dg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsQyUrXNg3g

best chants yet in Al Qadam اقوة الهنافات في القدم

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kp2mBO6gB4

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July 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Posted in News

Article for Le Jeudi

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I was contacted a while back by David Broman of Le Jeudi, a progressive news weekly in Luxembourg asking if I would write an article about the events in Syria, which he would translate into French and publish.

I would like to extend my Thanks to David, and to all the other journalist and activists who have taken an interest in the struggle for freedom in Syria. You are helping us get our message out and be heard.

I’ve included the article in English plus David’s French translation:

The article in French at LeJeudi(click for the PDF file)

Original English article:

You’ve probably heard a lot about Syria in the news lately. It’s been making headlines across the world on almost all leading media stations. But did you wonder why this interest all of a sudden? What is the story all about? Is there a war there, or a civil conflict? Are there terrorists, extremists and Islamists as the Syrian regime claims, or this another chapter in the blossoming of the Arab Spring?

Well, let’s start at the beginning, the very beginning. I’m not going to go into too much detail or give you a history lesson here, just some general pointers, but you should really read and research for yourself the history of this fascinating nation. Syria is an ancient land, home to countless civilizations and cultures through the years. Their ruins, temples and abandoned cities to this day stand as a monument to their achievements. A true melting pot of humanity, in fact it’s a microcosm of the entire human race. A country which has the two oldest inhabited cities in the world, Aleppo and Damascus, the largest citadel in the world in Aleppo, and the most amazing collection of ancient monasteries, mosques, temples, castles, and historic sites any where on earth. This country is so varied and diverse with a plethora of religions, sects, cultures, ethnicities and languages, that Aramaic, the language of Jesus, is still spoken in some parts to this day!

Ok history lesson over, but you can conclude from the above that this country is extremely complex in it’s makeup, hence naturally it’s society and politics must follow suit. While true that it’s society and culture is intertwined and complex, it’s politics, strangely enough are not. This is due to one very important reason, the monopoly of power by an authoritarian regime, based on a Soviet socialist model, intransient and incapable of renewing or reforming itself, hence Syria politically is still stuck in the past. Ever since independence from the French mandate in 1946, the country has been rocked by political instability, starting off with a brief period of democracy in the early fifties, culminating in a series of military coups resulting in the Baath party take over of power in 1963, where it remains till this day. Although to say that Syria is a state run by a political party, even a one party state is far from the truth. While true that top civilian and government jobs are almost all exclusive to Baath party members, the real power in Syria lies with the army and the security forces, and in examining those further we find a sinister underground power structure more akin to mafia style family rule than a real political system.

Hafez Al Assad, the previous president, and father of the current president Bashar, established a dynasty of sorts, one which, as you can clearly see, lead to his son successfully inheriting power. Hence the word “republic” in the country’s title would best be replaced by the word monarchy or fiefdom if we wanted to give a more accurate description. Imagine a system close to North Korea if you will, one based on a cult of personality for the benevolent beloved leader, a Stalinist regime, complete with all the trappings and grand displays of affection and loyalty to state and leader. This was much more evident under Hafez’s rule, whereas Bashar has toned it down a little, choosing to adopt a more modern “celebrity type” image for him and his young glamorous wife, although portraits and pictures of him and his family still adorn the streets, cafes and government buildings in Syria. Having put this in perspective, it now becomes even clearer why protesters at first attacked those very symbols of despotic rule, destroying statues of Hafez, and tearing down pictures of his son, in a gesture of defiance and a refusal of this false idolization and hypocritical love for the leader. It was the very first and most important step in breaking the psychological barrier of fear that the regime uses to keep the population in check. This climate of fear, intimidation and threat, means that the people “auto-regulate” themselves and learn to keep their mouths shut and just accept the rampant corruption, injustice and mismanagement that have been the hallmarks of this regime’s rule for decades as a normal part of life. The fear of speaking out is enormous, as the regime every once in a while likes to make an example of the few who do by imposing on them arbitrary trials with long sentences, or torture and disappearances. Secret police in Syria, all 17 agencies or so, are modeled closely on the East German Stasi, and in fact adopt many of their techniques and tactics and previously had officers trained by them. They operate entirely above the law, and are not answerable or subject to any jurisdiction except those of the high command of the regime. These security forces are tasked with keeping the regime in power by any means necessary, which includes grave human rights abuses, including murder, torture and collective punishment of family members. They have been responsible for the majority of the 1500 protesters killed by shooting directly into crowds, or in some cases summary executions.

But what makes the security forces in Syria even more potent and coherent is that they are exclusively run by either the president’s close family, or by officers from his Alawi sect, an off shoot of Shia Islam which sees itself historically as being under threat from a majority Sunni Muslim population. The army too is structured in this way, although it’s file and rank is made of conscripts, with the notable exception of the republican guard and 4th division, commanded by the president’s brother Maher and responsible for most of the abuses committed by the armed forces. This structuring of the armed and security forces around family and clan was undertaken by Hafez, to cement his rule and protect his regime from any possible military coups. This meant that positions were handed out on the basis of loyalty and family ties, not competence and ability, leading to both civil and military institutions being very corrupt, weak and afflicted with chronic mismanagement and inefficiency. As you could imagine, a system like this inevitably leads to a crumbling infrastructure, dysfunctional public services, stagnant economy and corrupt police and judiciary. The culmination of these factors for many years lead to pressure building up to a bursting point, it only needed a spark to ignite. That spark came in March, when security forces in Daraa detained and tortured 15 school children for writing anti regime graffiti on their classroom wall. When their families demanded their release, they were told by the head of security (incidentally, also a cousin of the president called Atef Najib) to “forget about your kids and go make other ones”. Feeling humiliated and angry, the families protested and many others joined in solidarity. The security forces reacted by beating, killing and detaining many, igniting popular anger and protests throughout the country.

The fact that Syrians are now speaking out and protesting in their hundreds of thousands is a testament to their enormous courage and determination, even after 1500 of them have been killed, and 15 thousand imprisoned. People are still being killed daily on the streets of Syria 4 months on, but the protest movement has not lost momentum. It has continued to grow, making many previously ordinary Syrians heroes along the way, because of their bravery challenging the regime. Needless to say many of those brave souls lost their lives and became symbols of the revolution. Like Hamza, the 13 year old boy who was tortured, mutilated and killed in custody.

What I have just described are common symptoms shared by many Arab countries who have joined, or are about to join the Arab Spring. The toxic mixture of humiliation, corruption, injustice, violence and poverty which has ruled our lives for many years. We’ve had enough, we will not take it anymore. We want to be free, we want to be treated fairly, we want our human rights to be respected, we want to live in democratic, inclusive societies. And we are willing to give up our lives for that goal.

Footnote: I, the author, give permission for my original English article to be published and distributed in any shape, medium or form, royalty free and without prior permission. If you would like to use David’s French translation, please contact him for permission at : dbroman@le-jeudi.lu

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July 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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July 19

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At least 13 killed today in Homs as security forces fire on protesters and mourners at the funerals for those killed in the recent deadly clashes. Meanwhile activists have condemned the regimes attempts at stirring up sectarian tensions in a bid to start a civil conflict which will undermine the revolution.

Home destroyed in Shelling in Homs تدمير منزل اثر القصف في حمص 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbMXFjvtoAc

tanks crush cars in Homs المدرعات تكسر السيارات في حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Az_SaB9E50

injured and dead in Homs شهداء وجرحى في حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=257H0LCviMk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaWD37KSt38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YquhD4Ebj7o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAI66CfLxyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwE69wQr7bs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHg3HeNdIog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GADe3ah55mc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoXeGQB7hZU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h31d0BG9cRc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4K8ry9RnDE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9ot1ys8Z_k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7wHjDLvAcQ

security forces firing on protesters in Homs قوى الامن تطلق النار على المتظاهرين في حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhW8LpIRNVA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWf1aQk50Kc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7euq2j_sjaA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ons6VOGANk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqOLHYNktDg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQjj3zkdeZ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgiamDjlGn8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1veVkobuM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66OtTCnh6kg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9UzJv4Tq_s

military defectors in Homs منشقين عن الجيش في حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYMmboFZGzU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCjfsqc3IKE

Kaled Bishla killed in nabek Damascus الشهيد خالد بشلح النبك دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKn_oyD-XwI

protests in Barzeh مظاهرات برزة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3C9_BzlIP4

protests in Duma مظاهرات دوما

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe8Iih5wRxU

women protest in Artouz مظاهرات نسائية في عرطوز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbYq9tF23WI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLzlOa4D6zc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaZqfQa7E5s

protests in Kisweh مظاهرات الكسوة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF8-aKVLwaQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb9Hp90CGIc

women protest in Madamieh مظاهرات نسائية في المعضمية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrfnCsFl1bM

women protest in Jobar مظاهرات نسائية في جوبر

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfTRWAy4vRM

protests in Sarakeb مظاهرات سراقب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZTn3ec68As

Protests in Al Qadam مظاهرات القدم

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_LgPNL-Vf4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0e8-fM9whM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxh42NANsDc

protests in Hama مظاهرات حماة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRbkbgkIIV4

protests in Kafr Nibol مظاهرات كفر نبل

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy23GZuqDN4

protests in Talbieseh مظاهرات تلبية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2u6UtvL7nE

protests in Jasem مظاهرات جاسم

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRQSRiVkl8Y

protests in Bo Kamal مظاهرات البوكمال

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmhpEZfP5U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q13vIx-4js

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzF-iB0rHwo

protests in Kafr Souseh Damascus مظاهرات كفر سوسة دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJj16DbbCKQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GRciMlhA58

protests in Homs مظاهرات حمص

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgJuld86tg0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyxwfjeMBxg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3NRjRpDANQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HatktALQLf0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JNAZ7EvMao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbHQf0kj7dw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjqyOgzn1os

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ5gzFXUMto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GAI24gQcBc

protests in Dier ez Zour مظاهرات دير الزور

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huR0k8Ibhk0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9zXWrhm1y0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkWRdyu3rog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9J9DkdWTB4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVq5yaK3r4E

protests in Tibet el Imam مظاهرات طيبة الامام

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auq6A5UQIxY

protests in Mayadeen مظاهرات الميادين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua-PMZ4m7po

protests in Dier Balba مظاهرات دير بعلبة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWQ1Ij1WLYI

protests in Daria مظاهرات داريا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOjUB_lvqIc

protests in Taftanaz مظاهرات تفتناز

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLsv-wsp6wA

protests in Nahita مظاهرات ناحتة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1mKCpW2pAI

protests in Daraa مظاهرات درعا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9876n84r68

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWgZTwAZ8sY

protests in Amouda مظاهرات عامودا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pwwy_Carfk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLWHGWZ_y6U

protests in Rikn el Deen Damascus مظاهرات ركن الدين دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtqQyJ0K8R4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-3_RctsWe0

protests in Hajar Aswad مظاهرات الحجر الاسود

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftYKI8Jjk2c

protests in Qamishly مظاهرات القامشلي

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTOAwOwyWkw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFUgqPXw4eU

protests in Qaboon مظاهرات القابون

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgO4ppsTm-o

protests in Harasta مظاهرات حرستا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBNJj0Me8EE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJuw0TWB0TU

protests in Sweida مظاهرات السويداء

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vMnsy_M0AM

protests in Masiefra مظاهرات المسيفرة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7FAcfKeYvM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8yr2M1qNIo

protests in Lattakia مظاهرات اللاذقية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcsLg_EHtYI

protests in Qorieh مظاهرات قورية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J66PT0j5_zQ

solidarity protests in Germany مظاهرات تضامن في المانيا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS5njZdOPzg

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July 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Posted in News

July 17

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Escalating violence as Syrian troops and security forces storm Zabadani and Bo Kamal. A number of deaths have been reported in Homs too as tentions rise in many cites across the country. Meanwhile an opposition gathering of some 350 mainly expatriate Syrians, called the National Salvation Congress, elected a 25-member board late on Saturday in Istanbul.

protester Hayan al Mihsen – Bo Kamal الشهيد حيان المحسن – البوكمال

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ymFEO9dG8

security forces shoot child in the feet to find out where his dad is hiding- Kafr Nibol Idleb قوى الامن تطلق تصيب طفل في رجليه لتعرف مكان والده كفر نبل ادلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXm6APLYI6Q

the injured in Qatana المصابين في قطنا

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQzMbUGj3No

protests in Maret el Noman مظاهرات معرة النعمان

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYMTV8b56-Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFMJcR6hyeM

protests in Talbieseh مظاهرات تلبيسة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92pOFCcImtc

protests in Midan Damascus مظاهرات الميدان دمشق

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A3BUNMZkLU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpydoEx-M58

protests in Kisweh مظاهرات الكسوة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2j1xbHfX3I

protests in Qaboon مظاهرات القابون

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilNEFSYBNcY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Y4wEgZNJM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvYpX9jECYU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S64FEdZMrIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIbjGepYOUQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdq2zotTTUE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CQMChUjhDA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZ-Kol2NFI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW3uSSPnz28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbtVSxi6n7k

protests in Mayadeen مظاهرات الميادين

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9rkfNVZrAw

protests in Myasar Aleppo مظاهرات ميسر حلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK08IPjosZo

protests in Mar’ea مظاهرات مارع

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov-am9_j-pc

protests in Homs مظاهرات حمص

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwFN_q8ArBo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbCz48m5qZ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dqglKOWIHk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1vcHN-5HTY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Q4qlmkVQU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuZ6LznwJGo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IinuF8jLxTo

protests in Jobar مظاهرات جوبر

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oof37BaFaB0

protests in Dier ez Zour مظاهرات دير الزور

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeF8gy6niC8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Ydpg5Cv8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHDF0AORuNA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj1gHncm8do

protests in Idleb مظاهرات ادلب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glNTWzyBYfU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT5_hQcDY-4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2D8VZIOW8o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECYHSXFG5wk

protests in Zabadani مظاهرات الزبداني

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me5I_bBfCu0

protests in Sweida مظاهرات السويداء

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__IXcrSoupo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxWZDQ92iDM

protests in Ein Arab مظاهرات عين عرب

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ76vxssHe4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBxkXmzhyXY

protests in Hama مظاهرات حماة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6wu1a1aKbc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA8nJijH2cM

protests in Duma مظاهرات دوما

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kol9zOerd10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljCsijGx0bQ

protests in Bo Kamal مظاهرات البوكمال

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN6IpFm7Y2A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k974jS9qQUM

solidarity protests in Munich مظاهرات تضامن في ميونخ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj54DnvOjjI

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July 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm

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