|Syrian warplanes kill 32 in one fly by, do you think it is safe to come home?|
Syria: 26283 victims in 18 months, 5440 in August alone, 2.5 million need aid, Assad says come home you have nothing to fear. What? Look at the stories and read what you need to.
Syrians urged to come back home : As violence raged in Syria, a government official Monday urged citizens who've fled the nation to come home "immediately," saying they have no reason to fear.What? Look at the slideshow and look at the latest facts, stay away I say!
Syria: 26283 victims in 18 months, 5440 in August alone: (AGI) Beirut - Since the beginning of the Syrian revolt 26283 people died. The breakdown includes 18695 civilians, 1079 deserters fro, Bashar Assad's forces and 6509 loyalists. The escalation is confirmed by last month's toll. August has been the bloodiest month so far with 5440 victims. The stats were provided by the London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, one of the main organizations opposing the Damascus regime. . .
Another week in the violent, murderous and divided world of Syria: The story depends on where you go in this divided capital. Yesterday, I take another prowl, through the Damascus suburbs; Malayha, Harasta, Zamalka, Bab Shawkeh. Thirty government checkpoints, maybe 40, but in Harasta, the Syrian Arab Republic has no sway. There are dozens of painted green, white and black FSA flags on the walls. "The free people of Harasta are denied their liberty," a slogan informs us. "Assad should go." There's a mosque so packed that the crowds have spilled on to the boiling roadway; a guy in a pick-up tells us it's safe to head for the motorway.
An opposition man. A Syrian soldier in sunglasses waves us back to the autostrade of the Syrian Arab Republic. We drive through the Assad Suburb, government housing, though some home-owners have rented to people from Zabadani – maybe a little security problem? – and just past the Tishreen military hospital (former student, one Bashar al-Assad), there's an explosion and a car with headlights zipping the street dust under its shrieking tyres and a pulverised dead dog lying inside a garage.
Syria Army Kill 144, Some 'Execution Style,' Opposition Says: Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said government forces killed 144 people yesterday, including 74 in and around the capital, Damascus. Among the dead were 35 people killed in al-Fan, a village in Hama province, according to the Local Coordination Committees, an opposition group. An activist named Thair al- Hamawi told Al-Jazeera television that many of the victims were killed “execution-style” or with knives.
Earlier yesterday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces had killed 27 people, while 12 soldiers died in the fighting. More than 23,000 people have died since the uprising against Assad began in March 2011, according to the U.K. based observatory. Two explosive devices also rocked an area near a government military unit in Damascus, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on its website, without saying where it got the information. Al Arabiya television, citing a rebel group, said the bombing targeted the Syrian army’s command.
More than 2.5 million people need aid, protection inside Syria as China says safe zone will not work: "More than two and a half million people, including the refugees from Palestine and Iraq, are now in great need of the assistance and protection inside Syria," Eliasson said. "This is more than double the number (UN) Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos reported to you in March." "The most pressing needs include water and sanitation, food and shelter, blankets and health care," he said. "Less than half of primary health care facilities and hospitals are now fully functional in Syria."
"The destruction of pharmaceutical plants and storage facilities is making drugs and equipment scarce," he said. "At the same time, the number of people in need of medical care increases." "Access to health facilities has become difficult or impossible in some areas due to violence, check points and fuel shortages," he said. "Food prices have tripled in some areas."
* Well what do you think is it safe to come home?