Photo/Video Essay From Yarmouk Denouncing Syria UN Representative Claims: “Yarmouk is Empty”

For updates since the beginning of ISIS/Assad assault on Yarmouk early April here. On the 25th of April 2015, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari claimed that Yarmouk’s population doesn’t exceed 1000 person following ISIS assault on the camp.  While it is impossible for any authority/organization to verify the actual number of residents […]

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ROLLING UPDATES #Yarmouk Battle anti #ISIS and #Assad. Insights by activits on ground

This blog post will be updated regularly. With newest entries on top. It will feature the public status updates provided by activists in Yarmouk, for the purpose of dismissing information from the ground in order to inform the public opinion about ISIS attempts to invade Yarmouk supported by Al Nusra Front at one hand, and […]

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Da Counter-Strike a ISIS, una breve storia dalla Fabbrica del Jihad in Siri

di Salim Salamah Traduzione di Claudia Avolio* This text was published originally in English: From Couter-Strike to ISIS, a short story from Syria Jihad Factory Si sa che dal primo giorno della rivolta siriana la narrativa del regime si è intessuta su racconti infarciti di jihadisti, cospirazioni saudito-qatarine e combattenti stranieri che cercavano di destabilizzare […]

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#AleppoVolcano: a call for hope by civil activists

#AleppoVolcano: a call for hope by civil activists

Der al Zour, one important key city on the Iraq Syria borders has fallen to the control of ISIS last week. On the other hand, Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city and the capital of the liberated north is undergoing severe pressure by the army of Assad, Aleppo’s civil activists launched the following call #AleppoVolcano to assemble all the operating brigades of the Free Syrian Army and defend the city, the north’s hope in the face of Assad.




After the rapid fall of Der al Zour, a key city on the Iraq-Syria border, to the control of ISIS last week, and the escalation of Assad army against Aleppo combined with the ever-growing reluctance of the International community, civil activists in Aleppo and all over Syria launch a call in support for the FSA, Free Syrian Army, calling its different brigades in Aleppo and its countryside to form a centralized operations leadership named: #AleppoVolcano” and stand in the face of the sectarian militias attempting under the Assad regime leadership to besiege, hunger and control the city.

Beside an appeal for a centralized operation command room, the main elements of the call were:

– An appeal for all civil, medial and relief activists to coordinate and follow up with the centralized leadership once established

– Awareness campaigns among the inhabitants of Aleppo to update them and notify them of the challenges to come.

The call made it very clear that arms stockpiles should not be prevented from the reach of FSA, and that whoever owns them should put them at the service of the fighters in this historical moment in the life of the revolution.

Glory for martyrs, Freedom for detainees, recovery for wounded ones and victory to the revolution of dignity.

The issued statment in Arabic
The issued statment in Arabic


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A Rahaf

This blog was published originally in English here. Guest blogger: Claudia Avolio. “A Rahaf”: Salim Salamah per il suo primo amore ucciso dal regime siriano Coi dettagli trapelati, il giovane cerca di ricostruire quanto accaduto a Damasco di Salim Salamah. Jidar 3azel (24/02/2014). Traduzione di Claudia Avolio*. L’amore si riferisce sempre al primo amore (proverbio […]

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To Rahaf

“Love is always meant for the first lover” An Arab saying I try to reconstruct the scenario in my head; rolling in my bed, my body is tensioned and I think of all the atrocities. I had this case once when my panic attacks overruled my daily life in Damascus in 2012, stopping me from […]

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