#Syria - Picture: Death Toll by Province; RIP all the martyrs (from March 2011 to December 24, 2012)
-1 Child: Raafat Rabdawi
-2 Child: Mohammed Amin Ali Hourani
-3 Nasser Rabdawi
-4 Abdul Bari Ali qahwaji
-5 Basil David Hariven
-6 Ozorda Mohammed Albirdan
-7 Alaa Ahmed Najjar
#Syrian statistics to help put things in perspective. Each one of these numbers had a life, story, and a soul.
At least 42,000 people have been killed in violence since an uprising broke out against the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March last year, a monitoring group said on Thursday.
“An additional 652 people whose identity we have been unable to identify have been killed in the conflict,” Abdel Rahman said. “A total of 42,084 people have died in the past 21 months.”
The conflict started as a peaceful protest movement but escalated into an armed rebellion when the authorities used deadly force against demonstrators.
The Observatory counts non-army combatants who have taken up arms against the regime as civilians.
“When the crisis comes to an end, it is likely that we will find many more have been killed, because many thousands are missing in Syria’s jails,” Abdel Rahman said.
In addition, neither the army nor the rebels are willing to reveal their full casualty lists, he said. “That is part of their propaganda war.”
December 6 2012
The 22 men were killed in an ambush as they were fighting alongside rebels in Syria
Beirut: Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour on Monday requested that Damascus repatriate the bodies of the Lebanese nationals killed fighting alongside rebels in Syria, a diplomatic source told AFP.
The foreign minister communicated the request to Ali Abdul Karim Ali, Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon, who promised he would deliver an answer on the matter by the following day.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najeeb Mikati meanwhile asked the International Committee of the Red Cross to aid in the return of the bodies.
On Friday, 22 young men, including a Palestinian, from the Lebanese city of Tripoli were killed in the Syrian border town of Tal Kalakh, according to a Lebanese official and an Islamist leader.
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A Lebanese security source said the men “went to Syria to fight with the rebels and were all killed in an ambush in Homs province,” which borders Lebanon.
The source said 14 of the bodies had been delivered to a Syrian hospital by government troops.
The majority of people in the predominantly Sunni port city of Tripoli back the rebellion fought mainly by their co-religionists against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, who belongs to the Alawite sect of Shiite Islam.
Clashes erupt almost daily along the Syrian border, pitting Lebanese Shiite militiamen with close ties to Hezbollah against anti-Al Assad rebels, according to local residents and activists.
03/12/2012 - #Syria - Aleppo, Bustaan Al-Qasr - (Graphic) Massacre, martyrs and injured laying on the streets
#Syria Nov 20/12
Al-Bab - A father lost 10 of his family members (Al-Mashoud family) 20-11-2012
Mahmoud was in Turkey since 2 months got hit when they bombed our home from the air, so I had my wife, my son Ahmed, his wife, his daughter and my sister with her 4 sons I had them all martyred; now I got Mahmoud also died in Turkey and we brought him back today
The accident was the plane hit our home with 2 explosive barrels…
People who died here we buried them here, and Mahmoud we rushed him to Turkey for medical aid, he was there for 2 months, and yesterday he died, we can only praise Allah for anything… and today we brought him back
So the reason is the barrels? the barrels from the plane?
Actually I was in hospital, and after I woke up, people were speaking that I am a terrorist and my son was a member of a battalion who were fighting around, and we have an ammo car being shipped out from the house… these are the claims I was hearing after I got out of hospital…
This is all false talking… May Allah suffices and aid us
We had the worst unjust leader, what will he answer tomorrow to the great Allah?
Takbeer, Allahu Akbar
Takbeer, Allahu Akbar
Translation by Syrian Freedom team
GRAPHIC 13/11/2012 Otaiya, Damascus, #Syria: 22 martyrs and many wounded in a massacre committed by the regime’s forces due to warplane shelling at the village. 6 are still unidentified. Most of them are workers in the town’s Bakery
8 Nov 2012 #Syria : parade of Martyr’s brigades and battalions
note: date of this is unconfirmed for now.
Initial estimates - 20 martyrs , this is expected to rise. The public square is destroyed.
Fire and devastation - viewer discretion advised some scenes are GRAPHIC.
Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish militia in the northern city of Aleppo, leaving 30 dead and some 200 captured, a watchdog said Saturday, sparking fears of a new front in an already fractured country.
The fighting between armed rebels and members of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), erupted on Friday in the majority Kurdish neighborhood of Ashrafieh, it said.
“There were 30 people – Arabs and Kurds – killed in the fighting, including 22 combatants from both sides,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement, adding that Ashrafieh is now under PYD militia control.
Scores of people were then captured, mostly by the rebels, the Observatory said.
“More than 200 people have been kidnapped,” Observatory Director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. “Some 20 rebels were kidnapped by the PYD. The rest of the those kidnapped are Kurds.”
The area had been relatively free of the violence that has rattled Aleppo since fighting between regime forces and armed rebels erupted in the city on July 20.
But on Thursday, residents said some 200 rebels moved into the district, announcing they had come to spend the Eid al-Adha Muslim holidays, starting the next day, in the area.
“Snipers have set up in the buildings and 50 armed men, dressed in black and wearing headbands with Islamic slogans, entered a school near me. I heard them tell the residents: ‘We are here to spend Eid with you’,” one resident said soon after the rebel force arrived.
“I am waiting for things to calm down before leaving,” he said.
The fighting came the next day – on Friday, coinciding with the first day of a truce between Syria’s warring parties which has largely been ignored by all.
Syria’s Kurdish minority has on the whole remained neutral during the country’s civil war, which has sown divisions among the country’s patchwork of ethnic and religious groups.
The conflict, which has pitted the army, security forces and pro-regime militias against rebel fighters since a revolt against Assad morphed into an armed insurgency, has left at least 35,000 people dead, according to the Observatory.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist group by Ankara, the United States and the European Union, took up arms in the Kurdish-majority southeast of Turkey in 1984, sparking a conflict that has claimed about 45,000 lives