BREAKING: Douma, Syria under massive attack, another massacre feared

Follow clayclai on Twitter


Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 10:38 PM PDT: No pictures, video or new coverage to show you but twitter is alive with reports of a massive Syrian government assault of the City of Dourma which is a suburb of Damascus.

The Revolution may not be Televised but it will be LiveStreamed!

Posted at 8:44PM PST on facebook:

ريف دمشق: دوما: سقوط عدد كبير من الشهداء والجرحى جراء القصف المدفعي العنيف منذ الصباح وتدمير عدد من الابنية السكنية
Damascus Suburbs: Douma: Dozens of martyrs have fallen due to the indiscriminate and fierce regime shelling which has been ongoing since this morning. Several residential towers have been destroyed.

Posted at 10:26PM PST on facebook:

عاجل :تنسيقية دوما : نداء إلى جميع الأطباء والمسعفين في المدينة للتوجه فورا إلى المشافي بسبب الأعداد الكبيرة من المصابين
Urgent: coordinating always: appeal to all physicians and paramedics in the city to go immediately to the hospital because of the large numbers of people living (Translated by Bing)

SANA - The Syrian government news agency has its own spin on events in Douma:

The Reality of Events>>Authorities Clash with Terrorists in Douma, Ariha and Deir Ezzor, Kill Many, Arrest Several Others
Jun 27, 2012
PROVINCES, (SANA) – Authorities in Damascus Countryside on Wednesday confronted an armed terrorist group who set up barriers at Khorsheed Street in Douma.

A source in the province told SANA reporter the clash resulted in killing 13 terrorists, including Mohammad Walid al-Idrees and Omar Darwish, and seizing their weapons.

No Syrian civilians are ever harmed by the Syrian government in Syrian government reports.

1:33 AM PT: Al Jazeera English has picked the story up:

Activists in the Damascus suburb of Douma are broadcasting live what they say is the shelling by government forces on their city.
June 28, 2012 - 10:20

Activists in the Damascus suburb of Douma are broadcasting live what they say is the shelling by government forces on their city.

Click here to watch the broadcast

{thick smoke shells random on the Corniche]

[Sounds of heavy shelling and rising columns of thick black smoke in the city, a result of the barbaric bombing by al-Assad - 28 \ 6 \ 2012]

[Explosions and rise of smoke columns in Douma, Damascus Suburbs]

[28/6/2012 voices always lead Assad al-stricken city in the sky]

Meanwhile Moscow is still promising to do every thing it can to get Assad his helicopters:

Interfax: Russia will do everything to supply air defense systems and helicopters to Syria
27 June 2012 | 16:12 | FOCUS News Agency

Moscow. In any case Russia will do everything to fulfill its duties under the signed contracts about supplying Syria with air defense systems and helicopters which are now aboard the Alaed ship, a military diplomatic source from Moscow told Interfax.
“The three helicopters MI-25 and air defense systems can easily be supplied to Syria by air,” said the source.
According to the source, the issue of the alternative transportation of the cargo which on the vessel might be solved very soon.

Martyr Mohammed Khadir killed in Douma 28-6-2012

Martyr Mohamed Khair wool killed in Douma 28-6-2012

Martyr Sheikh Ahmed Mahmoud Bakri in Douma 28-6-2012

Free Syrian Army columns headed to Damascus 27-6-2012

12:19 AM PT: BREAKING: Kofi Annan to propose Syrian unity gov't sans Assad!

And Kofi Annan has called for the UN Action Group for Syria to meet on Saturday.

UN-Arab League Envoy: Action Group for Syria to meet on Saturday

27 June 2012 –
The Action Group for Syria will convene in Geneva, at the ministerial level, this Saturday, the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian Crisis, Kofi Annan, said today.

“The objectives of the Action Group for Syria are to identify steps and measures to secure full implementation of the six-point plan and Security Council resolutions 2042 and 2043, including an immediate cessation of violence in all its forms,” Mr. Annan said in a statement.

“The Action Group for Syria should also agree on guidelines and principles for a Syrian-led political transition that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people; and agree on actions that will make these objectives a reality on the ground,” he added.

The Joint Special Envoy said that he had sent on Wednesday invitations to the Foreign Ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council – China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America – and Turkey, for the meeting this weekend.

In addition, invitations were also sent to the Secretaries-General of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Ban Ki-moon and Nabil Elaraby, respectively, and to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; as well as to the Foreign Ministers of Iraq, as Chair of the Summit of the League of Arab States; Kuwait, as Chair of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the League of Arab States and Qatar, as Chair of the Follow-up Committee on Syria of the League of Arab States.

Note that neither Iran or Saudi Arabia were invited.

According to Reuters, Annan is calling the formation of a Syrian national unity government.

Exclusive: Annan calls for Syria national unity government: envoys
UNITED NATIONS | Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:48pm EDT

(Reuters) - Russia and other big powers have told Syria mediator Kofi Annan they support his idea of a Syrian national unity cabinet that could include government and opposition members but would exclude those whose participation would undermine it, envoys said on Wednesday.

The proposal is one of the main topics that Russia, the other four permanent Security Council members and other key players in the Middle East will discuss at a meeting in Geneva on Saturday about the 16-month conflict in Syria, diplomats told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

"It could comprise present government members, opposition and others, but would need to exclude those whose continued participation or presence would jeopardize the transition's credibility, or harm prospects for reconciliation and stability," a diplomat said, summarizing Annan's proposal.

The diplomat added that the idea of excluding certain people was clearly referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, though Annan's proposal does not explicitly say Assad could not serve in a national unity government.

This is also being report by the Russian Focus News Agency.


Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM PT:

Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM PT: The Aftermath: Video from the massacre in Douma 6/28/2012

Syria, Rural Damascus, Douma, June 28, 2012/ A New Massacre in Douma.

Regime militias killed and slashed with knives entire families, including
children in a new massacre in Douma Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Here are my related diaries:
BREAKING: Another mass defection from Syrian army
BREAKING: #NATO says No War in #Syria shoot down of #Turkey jet
NATO meetup tomorrow as more defect from Syria
BREAKING: Turkey calls for NATO consult on downing of jet by Syria
BREAKING: Senior Syrian Officers Defect
UPDATED: Russia reported to be preparing to evacuate from Syria
BREAKING: Syria fighter pilot defects
BREAKING: Britain stops Russian ship carrying attack helicopters for Syria
BREAKING: Russian troops headed to Syria
Qaddafi forces Strike Back in Libya
BREAKING: UN suspends mission in Syria
Libya & Syria - two videos - no comment
BREAKING: Russia denies supplying Syria with NEW attack helicopters
Syrian people rise up against the massacre
Another "Houla style" massacre in Syria
Fake Houla Massacre Photo: Was the BBC set up?
Idlib, Syria protest today on anniversary of Kent State killings
BREAKING: Massive protests in Syria following Friday pray
Syria is bleeding
Syria: Ceasefire faltering as mass protests breakout