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Syrian Revolution News Round-up Day 35: Mon, Apr 18, 2011 ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية

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Syrian Revolution News Round-up Day 35: Monday, 18 April 2011

ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية    اليوم ٣٥: الاثنين، ١٨ نيسان/أبريل ٢٠١١

The Making of Syria’s Second Independence!
Following the bloodiest day in the revolution, threats from security fail to disperse Homs protesters as an estimated 150,000 gather at the new Hurriyyah (Freedom) Square.After offering 30 confirmed fallen heros to the cause yesterday, the inhabitants of Homs marched to the old Clock-Tower Square, now renamed Al-Hurriyyah (Freedom) Square, for what they billed as a sit-in that will last until regime falls. Over 150,000 protesters are said to be taking part, chanting slogans of national unity, such as “Peaceful, peaceful, Muslims and Christians,” and the usual and necessary reminder “the people want to topple the regime” and even “the people want to remove the President.” Threats by security forces were met with indifference, as the deadline they gave to protesters to disperse passed and all that the security officerscould do is watch with incredulity the unfolding scene.The Sit-In lasted the entire day and well through the night, but as the day unfolded numbered to around 6,000 protesters around 2am on Tuesday. Shortly after, eyewitnesses reported the beginning of a crackdown by security forces. Early reports spoke of heavy gunfire but mentioned only one fatality and a number of injured. Videos that were posted later seem to confirm these reports. Assad security officers might have been shooting in the air to scare off the remaining protesters, rather than at them, for once. However, later reports indicate that the main theater of events are the side-streets where security officers tried to trap and arrest protesters as they pulled out from the Square, occasionally firing straight at them, as some eyewitnesses asserted.
Meanwhile, Lattakia held protests and funerals of its own, as Sunday’s death toll has been confirmed at 12 but is expected to rise as we get further confirmation. Communications with Lattakia have been sporadic.

Protests were also reported in a number of Damascene suburbs including, Douma, Barzeh and Mouaddamiyyeh, which witnessed some violent episodes on Independence Sunday as well.  Deraa to the South and the Kurdish town of Kobani/Ain Al-Arab to the North also saw protests and demonstrations.

Homs – Timeline of Crackdown in Freedom Square

At 0:20, protesters can be seen carrying one of their colleagues. This conforms with early reports of 1 fatality and three injured. At 1:15 and 1:40 protesters voice can be heard calling each other and encouraging each to “return” to Square, as they curse the security officers. At 2:15, protester says mockingly “this is the reform!” Another says: “So breaking things is forbidden, but shooting us is not” (referring to statues of Assad that brought down in Rastan, elsewhere). At 2:40, gunfire stops, protesters return momentarily to Square. At 3:10, “Dogs, this is the reform! Return guys, return.” Protesters start pouring back in chanting: “the people want to topple the regime,” immediately gunfire can be heard again. At 5:07, protester says “there are snipers guys.” At 5:25, “he who kills his own people is a traitor.” As we can deduce from video, security shot mostly in the air to scare off the protesters otherwise we could have had a virtual bloodbath. The video itself seems to show the square after protesters withdrew into the myriad side-streets. Their numbers were around 6,000 an hour the shooting was reported, but obviously, many of them must have left before the shooting got started, this is why the square was emptied in no time minimizing casualties.

From Social Networking Websites

Main Videos of The Day

Video of security and army personnel cheering in ecstasy over the killing and torturing of demonstrators in Al-Bayda city in Banias “Oh Bahar, don’t bother.. We’re your men, and we drink blood”

Video part of the sit-in of Homs and thunderous chanting of “The people want to topple the regime”


Video 1v 2v3v4v5v6v7 Thousands in a huge sit-in in Homs in loyalty to the blood of martyrs and demanding to topple the regime

Video speech of Dr. Nageeb Teyara in Homs sit-in

Video of a devout prayer from the sit-in square

Video 1v2v3v4v5 The fallen heros’ funeral

Video Sheikh Saad Al-Koheil’s speech to the sit-in

Video demo demanding to put Bahsar Assad to trial

Video the speech of Sheikh Mahmoud Dalaty in Al-Kabeer mosque in the martyr’s funeral

Video demo against the lying Syrian media

Video of the participation of women in the sit-in and thunderous chanting of “The people want to topple the regime”


Video clearly showing the security forces directly shooting demonstrators

Video1v2 of a night demo and chants of ‘The people want to topple the regime’

Video of one of Lattakia’s fallen heros who fell on the Independence Day

Videov2 Demo supporting of Homs uprising

Damascus & Damascus Suburbs

Video Duma – Tearing down Bashar’s poster amid chants of toppling the regime

Video Duma – Tearing down the father dictator’s poster

Video of women’s demo in Moaddamiya in support of the youth of the revolution

Video 1v2 of demo in Moaddamiya and chants of ‘The people want to topple the regime’

Video of demo in Kisweh and chants of ‘Hear Hear, Bashar… Freedom forever’

Video of women’s demo in Brzeh supporting the demands of the youth of the revolution

Kobany (Ein Al-Arab)

Video 1v2 demo in solidarity with the martyrs of freedom


Video of demonstrators stepping on a poster of Bashar’s


Video 1v2  of demo in Gisr El-Shoghoor on the Independence Day


Video 1v2 A night demo on Independence Daystressing the rejection of sectarianism and the unity of the Syrian people


Video of the sit-in and a sheikh’s speech


Video The students of Aleppo university perform prayers for the souls of the martyrs


Video 1v2v3v4v5v6 Demo onIndependence Day

Selection of TV Coverage

Video of Aljazeera’s report on military and security forces responsible for suppressing the unarmed demonstrators

France 24 interview with Ammar Qurabi

Video for the call of sheikh Anas Ayrout on Al-Arabiya channel about the demands of the people of Al-Bayda and Banias

Video Alhiwar channel report about the dismissal of demonstrator students from universities

Video an eye-witness from the sit-in square in Homs on Aljazeera channel

Video Aljazeera’s report about the Syrian revolution in the end-of-day program

Video Haitham Al-Manaa’s call-in on BBC about the events of the Syrian revolution

Video from Aljazeera international about the security forces in Syria

Video Zeyad Sayed’s interview on BBC on WikiLeaks documents

Revolution media

Video Cartoon: The End of A Brave Rabbit

لتواصل الاجتماعي

المقاطع الأساسية من اليوم

فيديو نشر اليوم لأفراد الجيش والأمن السوري يهتفون نشوة بقتل وتعذيب المتظاهرين في مدينة البيضا في بانياس: يا بشار ولا تهتم… نحن رجالك نشرب دم

فيديو لجانب من اعتصام حمص وشعار مدوي الشعب يريد اسقاط النظام


اعتصام ضخم جدا في حمص بالألاف وفاء لدماء الشهداء ومطالبة بإسقاط النظام فيديو1، فيديو2، فيديو3، فيديو4، فيديو5،فيديو6، فيديو7

فيديو لكلمة نجيب طيارة في اعتصام حمص

فيديو لدعاء خاشع من ساحة الاعتصام

تصوير جانب من عرس تشييع الشهداء في حمص فيديو1،فيديو2، فيديو3، فيديو4، فيديو5

فيديو لخطبة الشيخ سعد الكحيل في المعتصمين

فيديو لمظاهرة أهالي حمص للمطالبة بمحكامة بشار الأسد

فيديو لخطبة الشيخ محمود دالاتي في الجامع الكبير في عرس شهداء حمص

فيديو لمظاهرة حمص ضد الإعلام السوري الكاذب

فيديو للمشاركة النسائية في اعتصام حمص وهتافات مدوية بإسقاط النظام


فيديو يظهر بوضوح إطلاق النار من قوات الأمن على المتظاهرين مباشرة

فيديو لمظاهرة ليليلة وهتافات الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام، فيديو2

فيديو لأحد شهداء اللاذقية الذين سقطوا يوم الجلاء

تصوير جانب من مظاهرة شباب اللاذقية للتضامن مع حمصفيديو1، فيديو2

دمشق وريف دمشق

فيديو لتمزيق صورة بشار الأسد في دوما وسط هتافات إسقاط النظام

فيديو لتمزيق صورة الدكتاتور الأب

فيديو لمظاهرة نسائية في المعضمية دعما لشباب الثورة

فيديو لمظاهرة المعضمية وشعار الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام،فيديو2

فيديو جديد لمظاهرة أهالي الكسوة وهتافات اسمع اسمع يا أسد الحرية للأبد

فيديو مظاهرة نسائية دعما لمطالب شباب الثورة بالحرية

كوباني – عين العرب

تظاهرة تضامنية في مدينة كوباني (عين العرب) للتضامن مع شهداء الحرية في سورية فيديو1، فيديو2


فيديو لدعس المتظاهرين على صورة بشار


فيديو جديد لمظاهرة شباب جسر الشغور يوم الجلاء، فيديو2


فيديو جديد لمظاهرة ليلية تأكيدا على نبذ الطائفية ووحدة الشعب السوري، فيديو2


فيديو لاعتصام ثوار جبلة وخطبة لأحد مشايخها


فيديو لطلاب جامعة حلب يؤدون صلاة الغائب على أرواح الشهداء


تصوير جديد لمظاهرة أهالي السويداء يوم الجلاء دعما لشباب الثورة السورية فيديو1، فيديو2، فيديو3، فيديو4، فيديو5، فيديو6

بعض من التغطية التلفزيونية

فيديو لتقرير الجزيرة عن التشكيلات العسكرية الأمنية السورية المسؤلة عن قمع المتظاهرين العزل

فيديو لمداخلة عمار قربي على قناة فرانس 24

فيديو لاتصال الشيخ أنس عيروط على قناة العربية حول مطالب أهالي البيضا وبانياس

فيديو لتقرير قناة الحوار حول فصل الطلاب المتظاهرين من الجامعات

فيديو لشاهد عيان من ساحة الاعتصام  في حمص على قناة الجزيرة

فيديو لتقرير الجزيرة حول الثورة السورية في حصاد اليوم

فيديو لمشاركة هيثم مناع على قناة بي بي سي حول أحداث الثورة السورية

فيديو من قناة الجزيرة الانكليزية حول قوى الأمن في سورية

فيديو لحديث زياد السيد على قناة بي بي سي حول وثائق ويكيليكس لدعم المعارضة السورية

من إعلام شباب الثورة


Prepared by

Ausama Monajed and others

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Syrian Revolution News Round-up ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية Day 34: Independence day

Human rights group reports riot in Syrian prison – “scores dead” ((flash from the past))

Damascus -Jul 5, 2008, 9:09 GMT   Scores of inmates were killed when prison authorities put down a riot staged Saturday by Islamist political prisoners in Sidnaya military jail near Damascus, a Syrian human rights group quoted an inmate as saying.

The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said on its website that Islamist prisoners staged a protest on Saturday morning in Sidnaya jail, prompting military police to open fire.

The human rights group cited an inmate as saying scores of prisoners have been killed and others had fled to a roof of the jail.

Families of inmates were appealing to President Bashar al-Assad through the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights to intervene immediately, the group said.


This video is graphic and very violent.

This video Shows Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad brother Maher Assad  holding his mobile phone, also you can hear the sporadic sound of live bullets.

Al-Jazeera asked the viewers “Do you see that the reforms mentioned by the Syrian President enough to stop the protests?” The Answer is NO

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