Daily Archives: December 12, 2011

(12-12-11) Tadmur | Homs | Car Destroyed & Assad Forces Take Aim for Camerman

Video: Car Destroyed & Assad Forces Take Aim For Cameraman Assad forces destroy civilian cars and look to shoot cameramen who have been documenting evidence of Assad atrocities in Syria. Civilians have been risking their lives to get footage of Assad abuses … Continue reading

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Top Goon: Puppet drama lampoons Syria’s Bashar al-Assad

By : Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand BEIRUT, Lebanon — The whip cracks against the prisoner’s back as the man with the moustache and the military uniform repeats his accusation: “You want freedom, right? Freedom?” The whip comes down again and … Continue reading

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CIBC trims price target on Suncor after Syrian pullout

By: Darcy Keith CIBC World Markets Inc. analyst Andrew Potter has trimmed his price target on Suncor Energy Inc. (SU-T29.06-0.79-2.65%) in reaction to news the company is withdrawing from Syria. But even after removing the troubled nation from his net asset value calculations, … Continue reading

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UN Says Death Toll In Syria Exceeds 5,000

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from Syria’s crackdown on a 9-month-old uprising has exceeded 5,000 people, the top U.N. rights official said Monday, as Syrians closed their businesses and kept children home from school as part of a general … Continue reading

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Video: Burial of a child killed by Assad’s security forces becomes dangerous ordeal

Watch as a child who was murdered by the security forces of Bashar Al Assad can not even be afforded the ‘luxury’ a proper burial. His body must be run from building to building in order for those participating in … Continue reading

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Video: Children in Homs, Syria burn garbage for warmth.

THIS IS HOW CHILDREN ARE LIVING IN HOMS TODAY Dec 10, 2011: These children are forced to sit outside on the streets and burn what garbage they can find for warmth. Their houses have no electricity and no heating fuel … Continue reading

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US watchdogs quiz firms over Iran, Syria ties

WASHINGTON — US financial watchdogs have demanded dozens of big-name Western firms open the lid on their business with Iran, Sudan and Syria — countries deemed by Washington to be “state sponsors of terrorism.” Documents recently released show the Securities … Continue reading

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Syria death toll ‘exceeds 5,000′, says UN’s Navi Pillay

More than 5,000 people are now believed to have been killed in the uprising in Syria, the UN’s top human rights official has said. Navi Pillay told a closed session of the Security Council that 14,000 people are believed to … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition: Massacre could follow deadline

Opposition figures said the Syrian government had warned people in Homs to stop anti-government protests, hand in weapons and surrender defecting military members by Monday night — or face attack by the government forces. Syrian forces gave a 72-hour warning, … Continue reading

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Video: Heavy smoke rising from Homs, Bab Dreib

In a fearful sight, heavy smoke is seen rising in the Bab Dreib area as a result of ongoing shelling that occured in the region that day. Shelling and gunfire began at 10 am and continued until the evening.

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