Avaaz: UN observer beaten; Security forces open fire at demonstrators
“Security forces began shooting at the demonstrators. 10 people were injured and a UN observer was beaten”
- Protesters attacked during UN observer visit to Damascus suburb
- Homs pounded by regime shelling, kills at least 13: http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=WX–b-7noIY&feature=http://youtu.be/ youtu.be RBwgB5svuJM(see 2.05),
- Clashes reported between regime and FSA fighters in Khalidiya and Alaqrabees (Homs)
- Army purportedly hiding tanks from UN observers in Damascus suburbs: http://www.youtube.
The UN observers began their mission today by visiting the villages and towns of eastern Gouta. The activist Abu Mohammed from Damascus told Avaaz: ”The army has today withdrawn its armoury from the towns and moved them into the agricultural areas to hide them from the eyes of the observers.” Activists also confirmed that security forces and Shabiha have been deployed heavily in all the towns in order to prevent any demonstrations.
Regime forces hiding tanks from monitors between residential buildings in Hamouria Damascus Suburbs http://www.youtube.
Footage from Erbeen today:
security agents in civilian clothing in the streets of Erbeen
Demonstrators in the town of Erbeen accompanied by the United Nations
Demonstrators surround the Observers car
on the demonstrators and the observer cars
Demonstrators fleeing the shooting
The situation in the city of Homs has not changed from recent days, despite the arrival of the observer mission to Syria. The cease-fire did not hold in Homs, which has been pounded by regime shells since daybreak. Clashes between the regular army and the FSA
Violent shelling is once again targeting the Khalidiya district and Bayada today, starting at 7am, and resulting in the death of at least 9 people. Citizen journalist Waleed Fares told Avaaz: “The shelling today has been very violent. They are using missiles and have increased the shelling. This continued every few seconds for around 90 minutes today and has not yet stopped altogether.”
between the army and the FSA in these neighbourhoods. “Destruction is very severe in these neighbourhoods. Most residential buildings have
been fully or partially destroyed, they are no longer habitable. Dark clouds cover the city of Homs and the remaining people in Homs are demanding the observers come to Homs urgently, because what is happening here is a genocide “
Khalidiya neighborhood and Bayada
Video shows the events that took place on 14/04/2012. Security forces and the military are in the area of Gaba near Wa’r and are firing mortar shells into the city of Homs.ENDS