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A History of Syria – Documentary


Published on Sep 11, 2015

Dan Snow travels to Syria to see how the country’s fascinating and tumultuous history is shaping the current civil war. For thousands of years empires and despots have fought for control of the strategically vital region, leaving behind stunning temples, castles and mosques, as well as a diverse cultural heritage. Those conflicts – from the Roman conquests to the crusades, from the French colonial invasion to the military coups of the 1960s – loom large in today’s conflict. For those confused by the seemingly random nature of the bloodshed and slaughter, Dan Snow unpicks the historic divisions between Sunnis and Alawites, Islamists and secularists, east and west.

Syria Assad Regime Military Retaliation – Houla Massacre

According to the United Nations, 108 people were killed, including 34 women and 49 children, they were killed in the attack overnight between 25 and 26 May 2012, most knifed or shot at close range. Most of the massacre’s victims had been “summarily executed in two separate incidents and an “entire families were shot in their houses” in the village of Taldo.

Video later emerged on the Internet showing the bloodstained bodies of many children huddled on a floor in the dark, some with their skulls split open, some with their throats cut, and others knifed or shot to death.

The video also featured a man’s voice screaming, “These are all children! Watch, you dogs, you Arabs, you animals – look at these children, watch, just watch!”

UN investigators have reported that most of the dead were summarily executed, the consistent testimonies of victims and witnesses with direct knowledge of the events stated that the massacre was committed by pro-government Shabiha.

Channel 4 news reported that Houla residents stated that the Syrian military and government-hired Shabiha were the perpetrators of the massacre, as claimed by opposition groups. Townspeople described how Shabiha, who were thought to be men from Shia/Alawite villages to the south and west of Houla (Kabu and Felleh were named repeatedly) entered the town after several hours of shelling. According to one eyewitness, the killers had written Shia slogans on their foreheads (the Alawi faith is a Shia sect).

An elected president free to kill his own citizens and nobody would stop him! Innocent unarmed civilians: men, women, children and infants were brutally slashed, hacked to death with knives or shot at close range in their own home. This manifestation of the sectarian hatred fomenting within the country.

“What happened in Houla and elsewhere (in Syria) are brutal massacres which even MONSTERS would not have carried out,” Mr Assad said in the televised address.

Syria Assad carry out Al Houla Massacre on May 25, 2012

Houla Massacre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houla_massacre

Syria crisis: Assad denies role in Houla massacre:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-18313129

Syria President Bashar al-Assad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

Syrian Children Stopped Singing and Burst into Tears

Syrian Children in Kiless, Turkey They Stopped Singing and Burst into Tears


Published on Mar 7, 2013

They told me I am a free Man, with my forehead held high and never to be dishonored. I did not practice freedom, I only wrote about it on walls”….. With these words, some children, in Kiless camp, express the ultimate price for freedom and dignity, which is demanded by their parents, and paid for by all Syrian children.

An activist who has visited the area said: “During a journey to Kiless camp, one of the activists attended a party held in one of the mosques of the camp. A group of girls stepped up the podium to sing, but while singing they began crying one after the other.

Then they all stopped singing, stepped down and burst into tears at a corner in the mosque. One of them was crying over the martyrs of Syria, another one was crying over her brother, a child and his sister were crying their father who is in jail! This is our children’s situation in the camps.

Translated and subtitled by Syrian Translators Union (STU)
Original video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHEFea…

Syria Conflict: A complex multi-sided civil war!

Syria’s Assad Intensifies “Barbaric” Barrel Bomb Attacks As World Looks Away — Most of the casualties are women and children.

No doubt, the Syrian regime will benefit from a war against Islamic State that is a war fought by the international coalition.

Syrian warplanes dropped bombs, including steel drums packed full of explosives and shrapnel, in Hama, Idlib, Homs and Aleppo provinces and around Damascus. The air strikes went down about 90 percent, but then there were more, more and more than before…

Assad Regime Atrocities

Articles:
Washington Post seizes on chemical weapons claims to press for wider war in Syria
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/wapo-o25.htm

Syria’s army goes on the offensive as U.S. bombs Assad’s foes
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/02/us-mideast-crisis-syria-military-idUSKCN0HR1JG20141002

Syria’s Assad Intensifies “Barbaric” Barrel Bomb Attacks As World Looks Away — Most of the casualties are women and children

https://johnib.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/syrias-assad-intensifies-barbaric-barrel-bomb-attacks-as-world-looks-away-most-of-the-casualties-are-women-and-children/

Syria regime atrocities ‘far outweigh’ rebels’ crimes

Syria crisis - 4 years civil war

1) Assad massacres are an Ethnic Cleansing strategy
2) Assad starvation as Weapon of War
3) Assad Barrel Bombs, Chemical Weapon to mass murder on an industrial-scale

Population – 22,457,336 (July 2013 estimate)
Religion – 74% Sunni Muslim, 16% other Muslim (includes Alawite and Druze), 10% Christian
Age – 22.7 median age. One-third of the population is under 15, while 3.9% is over 65.
Ethnicity – Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenians and other 9.7%


Syria regime atrocities ‘far outweigh’ rebels’ crimes

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/syria-regime-atrocities-far-outweigh-rebels-crimes-un-says-1.2603277

Nerve gas attack in a Damascus by the Syrian Government

The brutal civil war in Syria, in its fourth year, is one of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises!

Help Syrian Refugees Today

The deadly conflict in Syria

Read more articles:
Syria Civil War Fast Facts
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/world/meast/syria-civil-war-fast-facts/

Save Syria’s bombed buildings from the Unesco ruin fetishists
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/17/save-syria-bombed-buildings-unesco-ruin

Emergency Medical Aid Arrives as Syria Crisis Grows More Deadly
http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/new-medical-aid-underway-as-crisis-in-syria-intensifies.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwtb6hBRC_57Pvyfn66LsBEiQAtlFVu2lGj8yM7DVwD85J7ZIqA46Y82f5LJ6uq3mNWXMSgJgaAqIQ8P8HAQ

Deadly Syria Crisis: Shipment of Nerve Gas Treatment Underway
http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/deadly-syria-crisis-nerve-gas-treatment-underway.html