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As long as the All-Out War waged by Assad continues to meet with an all-out grappling by international leaders to the illusion of political solution, Syrians will continue to die and Syria will continue to disintegrate.
Wednesday June 27, 2012
Today’s Death toll: 104. The Breakdown: 42 in Idilb, 15 in Damascus Suburbs, 14 in Deir Ezzor, 10 in Daraa, 10 in Homs, 8 in Qamislo, 3 in Hama, 1 in Hassakah and 1 in Aleppo. The toll includes 20 children.
Major battles took place throughout Syria today, but the main story remains the indiscriminate shelling by pro-Assad militias of communities where local resistance groups have managed to wrest control of their communities. As these words are being written, Damascus City and Suburbs are witnessing major clashes with explosions heard throughout many key neighborhoods.
Live-streaming the pounding of Douma Suburb, Damascushttp://bambuser.com/v/2786416
The headquarters of a privately-owned, pro-government TV station were attacked and employees were kidnapped and killed. The government blames ‘terrorists’. Rebel forces deny that they target the media.
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“There has been a definite pushback from Obama’s administration,” said Ammar Abdulhamid, a Syrian activist and author who coordinated the delegation’s trip. Mr. Abdulhamid described the current White House administration as a “black box” of secrecy. Mr. Abdulhamid said he sent an email to the White House to request a meeting but never heard back. He blamed that on a technical glitch rather than purposeful negligence, but also noted the administration’s policy of noninterference in Syria.
Two of twenty children who died today: they died when the town of Hayyan, Aleppo Province, came under heavy shelling http://youtu.be/VJxBiF2L87g The poundinghttp://youtu.be/ZBIuZQRmGF8 , http://youtu.be/s1tteWeVXMI
Two more children fell in the town of Habeet, Idlib Province http://youtu.be/dn6APXIZ174, http://youtu.be/IKJwSTNu-54
More scenes from the massacre of Al-Hameh, Damascus Suburbs (June 26)http://youtu.be/yMz1N5Cl9wM Pro-Assad militias invaded the town and executed locals en masse http://youtu.be/NovthUOfE08
Nighttime protesters in Ruknaddine Neighborhood, Damascus City, come under firehttp://youtu.be/lU-NoOGHkCo
The pounding of Houla, Homs Province, continues http://youtu.be/mZJCzG1nUAo ,http://youtu.be/8ig4-W5x1Qo The nearby town of Talbisseh is also poundedhttp://youtu.be/p85h6dJwJ7c , http://youtu.be/bzWo2EkGs-o Helicopter gunships take part http://youtu.be/fJAghXn5VBk The town of Rastan gets pounded as wellhttp://youtu.be/MTKNCM_ayag Meanwhile, the indiscriminate pounding of old neighborhoods in Homs City continues (Jouret Al-Shayah)http://youtu.be/x5CzS3KoDWk (Qoussour) http://youtu.be/_Zye6tsZ5DU
The pounding of the town of Da’el, Daraa, left many dead http://youtu.be/Y2mm_kUCSho
The pounding of Sanamein, Daraa http://youtu.be/H2DMfMvePmY
The town of Maarabah, Daraa, gets pounded by Helicopters http://youtu.be/raeEjYPFR2g
The pounding of Karnaz, Hama Province http://youtu.be/9q64sZ_cZck
The pounding of Khan Al-Sibil, Idlib http://youtu.be/LgvYtyLX_cM A house catches firehttp://youtu.be/EmLqhk-toLM
Local in the town of Albou Kamal along the borders with Iraq come under firehttp://youtu.be/MR3IiQUkDeo