The Syrian Revolution

How long will we watch them get killed?

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Save Syrian kids

Wounded Syrian child receives medical treatment at a hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo (Credit: AFP)

Save the Children, an internationally active non-governmental organization established in the UK, has released a report, titled ‘Untold Atrocities, The Story of Syria’s Children’, which shows the shocking atrocities committed against Syrian children by the Assad regime. The full report can be read here.

Peaceful demonstrations in central Damascus, Syria

One second you’re down, and the next you’re up. That’s how it goes with the Syrian revolution. Right now, I am up, because the people of central Damascus are up.

Syrian youth demonstrated today in the heart of central Damascus, near the Justice Palace.

If you have ever been to Damascus, you know how hard it is to organize a gathering of 5 people. Protesting in the streets is nearly impossible and quite frankly, a death wish.

Miles away – just south of the old walled city of Damascus – Syrian youth were protesting in al Midan, a neighborhood known for resilience and bravery.

During French occupation, al Midan fought fiercely for their freedom and suffered heavy bombardment.

The Assad regime has attacked the capital Damascus with helicopters, besieged major neighborhoods with tanks, and even dropped TNT barrel bombs in Hajar al Aswad. Damascus is awake and fearless. Anyone who says otherwise is not paying close attention.

37 days since we last heard from Austin Tice

 

the man is not getting enough coverage. Austin Tice, USMC infantry vet and freelance journalist, went missing in Syria more than 3 weeks ago and is now being held by the Assad regime. These are his last tweets.

The Assad regime has deliberately targeted foreign and Syrian journalists covering the unrest. Click this link for a Factbox of Journalists killed in Syria.