Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Syrian Ceasefire Update

According to the Syrian opposition, some 80 people were killed yesterday by government security forces:
Activists said troops and police loyal to Assad pressed on with a campaign of raids and arrests in rebel areas, accompanied by bombardments, gun battles and sniper attacks. 
"Since this morning they have been shelling Khalidiya neighborhood, that is in its 17th day," said Hadi Abdullah by telephone from Homs, the city of one million which has suffered most in the bloody 12 month uprising. 
"Whatever it is that hits the area leaves a horrible sulfur smell, like rotten eggs." 
Human rights group Amnesty International said it had counted 232 deaths since Syria accepted Annan's plan on March 27.
The video below, reportedly shot in Homs today, is further evidence that the regime is likely not going to hold to their promised ceasefire. Unfortunately for the residents of Homs, this is an all too familiar site.

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