Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bloodiest Day in Syria with 260 Dead

Syrian forces killed more than 260  people in city of Homs according to activists, that makes it the bloodiest day in 11 months if confirmed. Residents said Syrian forces began shelling the Khalidiya neighborhood at around 8pm on Friday. They said at least 36 houses were completely destroyed with people inside them.
Video footage that surfaced on YouTube showed at least eight bodies assembled in a room, on of them with the top of it's head blown off.

A United Nations effort to end the violence in Syria collapsed when Russia and China vetoed the resolution. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday 'I thought that there might be some ways to bridge, even at this last moment, a few of the concerns that Russia had. I offered to work in a constructive manner to do so,' she told reporters at the Munich Security Conference.

Damascus denied any involvement in the predawn assault, saying it was the work of rebels to swing the Security Council vote in their favor.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hillary Clinton Says Violence Must End in Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to the United Nations on Tuesday for three days of diplomacy aimed at breaking a stalemate at the UN Security Council over a resolution demanding a halt to violence in Syria.
Clinton said on Monday, "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the escalation of the Syrian regime's violent and brutal attacks on its own people,"
"The Security Council must act and make clear to the Syrian regime that the world community views its actions as a threat to peace and security," Clinton said. " The violence must end, so that a new period of democratic transition can begin."
In the last ten months, over 5,000 people have been killed in Bashar al Assad regime's brutal crackdown against anti-government unrest.
UN Security Council action condemning Assad's brutal crackdown has been blocked until now by Russia and China, which which vetoed a European-drafted Security Council resolution in October that would have condemned Syria for its bloody crackdown.