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Massacres in Andan and Hraitan in the Suburbs of Aleppo 12-6-2012

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Massacres in Andan and Hraitan in the suburbs of Aleppo 12-6-2012 Please watch this graphic and painful video. We owe it to the children of Syria to be a witness to their suffering. Please help by supporting the people of Syria

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Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 7:41 am
Sorry looks like they will not publish the video.
Here is the link

A summary of the massacres:
Between the crimes of the father and his son, Syria awoke today to a new massacre, where the artillery weapons of the regimes were directed towards the suburbs of Aleppo, which has stood in the face of the regime from the moment of the first shouts for freedom, particularly in Andan. Andan is the town that has witnessed a strong movement since the beginning of the revolution and the regime has suppressed and stormed it countless times, however, this town insisted to continue along its path.
Today the town was bombarded and came under rocket and artillery fire that targeted the buildings, houses and the civilians. This shelling led to the destruction of many homes, which resulted in the martyrdom of 15 people, among them women and children. The inhabitants managed to also extract 6 bodies from under the rubble, among them 2 children and a woman, and the numbers are likely to rise due to the severe shortage of medical supplies and medicines that has been caused by the suffocating siege that has been imposed on the town and the difficulty of reaching the bodies under the rubble. The townspeople also managed to retrieve an entire family from under the rubble, among them were babies. This caused fear to spread among the families, and they began to migrate towards nearby places, trying to escape from the barbaric shelling.
The town of Hraitan was stormed by the Assad regime three days ago and has also bombed heavily; its houses and mosques were also targeted by mortar shells and artillery fire, which led to the destruction of roughly 50 homes and the migration of the remaining families in the town. 5 martyrs also fell, and there are a large number of casualties, some in critical conditions, and there is no possibility to treat them sufficiently due to the continuous shelling. The regime forces also desecrated sacred places and have destroyed the houses of God; the Abu Bakr Al Sadiq Mosque, in the town of Hraitan, was stormed and the burnt. The regime forces were not satisfied with just that, so they desecrated the holy books and burnt them, writing slogans and phrases that are offensive to Muslims on the remaining walls of the mosque. And the continuous stream of killing continues, for they relish in killing us, simply because we have freed ourselves from the fear that has controlled us for 40 years. We shall succeed, God willing, by the strength of our wills. And we have put our trust in Allah.
My thanks to Helen Dayem for supplying me with this translation.

Azaima A (207)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 7:56 am

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 8:05 am

SANDRA R (144)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 8:05 am
Very sad. Thank you Vivien.

Wednesday June 13, 2012, 9:17 am
Can't even begin to imagine the continual suffering of both body and spirit that the Syrian families have experienced. So much loss, so much pain. This needs to end!

Kate Kenner (215)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 9:27 am
I wouldn't call them martyrs but they have suffered at the hands of people which happens every day in too many places. This is yet another sick episode in the ongoing story of the human species. We are a dangerous species indeed. Killing those who can not defend themselves,especially children, is reprehensible. Assad and his cronies need to be taken down as soon as possible.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 10:20 am
noted with sadness

Judith C (159)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:28 pm
Thank you. The video is 'not available' - thank you for the summary.

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:38 pm
Here is a link to the video:

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 11:51 pm
Thanks Vvien

Kathy T (54)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 2:43 am
It is a very sad story. Thanks Vivien

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 4:35 am
Beyond words! Here a whole world is watching and watching is the hte key word, sadly enough. If Syria has been a vital oil resource, there had been action against it a long time ago. This is just not acceptable. Now the interantional community has to act and save these poor people! Thanks Vivien for posting this.

Ben O (171)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 9:58 am
You are right Yvonne; -It's beyond words!
The very least we can do is to tell The United Nations to do something. Since the Security Council is a lame duck thanks to China And Russia, it should be a matter to the General Assembly.
If You haven't signed the Avaaz petition "Protect Syria’s Children Now!", please do.
To the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
"As citizens of every country of the world, we call upon you to immediately commit to sending at least 3,000 international monitors to Syria with a mandate to protect civilians, and to move fast to define a political transition plan. In the wake of the vile massacre of dozens of children in Al Houla, only such a presence can prevent the killing of innocent children and families, and only an urgent plan with a clear road map can put an end to the Syrian conflict. We have a responsibility to protect the Syrian people and the world can no longer look away..."

Ben O (171)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 10:01 am
...795,912 have signed the Avaaz petition. Help us get to 1,000,000!
Thank You.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 2:35 pm
Sadly Noted Vivien :-( Thanx

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 9:49 pm

Vivien Green (153)
Friday June 15, 2012, 2:24 pm
Thank you Ben i have circulated the petition widely.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Saturday June 16, 2012, 3:30 am
Thanks for your wonderful effort in raising our awareness of events in Syria, Vivien

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday June 16, 2012, 12:24 pm

andi Bowe (0)
Saturday June 16, 2012, 1:30 pm
we owe it to children everywhere to take back our power from $ and bring back compassionate democracy as based on the Law of the 7th generation and League of Six nations, where grandmothers who cared were in charge, not men!!!

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday June 18, 2012, 6:09 pm
Petition already signed thanks for the reminder Ben...shared on fb and twitter once again.

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