A man identified as Bilal al-Shooha lies dead with a gruesome face wound. Men cry in the background:
Mare’h (suburb of Aleppo):
A night demonstration that gathered after learning of today’s earlier massacres — this is an area of Aleppo that has not held demonstrations previously, a sign that the intensity of the situation is increasing. They chant: “God, Syria, and Freedom Only!” Then: “Bidna al-Haq! (We want justice!)”:
Hama was also attacked savagely in 1982, with heavy artillery and tanks, by Assad’s father. The bombardment lasted for two weeks. Some 30,000 people died.
As an American with Syrian roots, I want the American people to witness the horror of the Assad regime.
Update: Moadamyeh. April 22, 2011:
In the video one can hear live ammunition being used as soon as anyone tries to reach the main street. The videographer shouts “Protect yourselves from these thugs, protect yourselves”. After some automatic weapons are fired, the videographer shouts “Listen world how live ammunition is being used”. He makes the statements that already 10 people have died as a result of sniper fire already today.
Update: April 23 — Birzeh (outskirts of Damascus):
At a funeral, thousands of people chant: “The people want to topple the regime!” If today plays out like yesterday, it won’t be long before security snipers start shooting at this crowd. (UPDATE, 8:55 a.m. EST: The AP has received witness accounts claiming six people have been murdered this morning — two in Izraa, and four at a funeral “outside Damascus”) :
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