Monthly Archives: January 2012
On Sunday government soldiers had moved into the suburbs of the Syrian capital at dawn, along with at least 50 tanks and other armoured vehicles, as they sought to reclaim districts that had fallen into the hands of the Free Syrian Army.
At least 19 civilians and rebel fighters were killed in that initial attack, the rebel group had said.
Fighters had taken over districts less than five miles from the heart of the city. The areas have seen repeated protests against President Assad’s rule and crackdowns by troops in the 10-month-old uprising.
There are reports that the Free Syrian Army has now withdrawn from the eastern al-Ghouta area of Damascus, and regime forces have reoccupied the suburbs and started making house-to-house arrests.
A spokesman for the Free Syrian Army fighting President Assad’s forces appeared to confirm that account.
On behalf of the convoy organizers, I would like to express our appreciation to those who have got in contact with us and offered their support. So far we’ve had individuals offering us medical supplies, volunteers and some media expertise. However we are still asking for financial donations and that which is mentioned in the video. As a reminder we are in need of the following donations:
- Children s Medicines
- tinned food
- sleeping bags
- camping stretcher beds similar to the following http://www.outdoormegastore.co.uk/acatalog/Kampa_Dream_Camp_Bed.html
Additionally we’re looking for volunteers who would like to participate and raise money for a vehicle.
Wa Asalamu Alaykum wr wb
For more information please call 07949286133
It’s all over the news and internet, how can we avoid it? The Syrian unrest started in March 2011 and has taken a turn for the worse.
We, a group of people from London, have got together and are aiming to drive with a convoy of vans to delivery medical aid, food and clothes to the Syrian refugees in refugee camps in Turkey. We are non-political and are looking for volunteers who can help us out. If anyone can lend us their expertise or donate money or aid we would greatly appreciate it.
We hope to leave early March 2012!
Please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the following article to read about the thousands of Syrian refugees living in camps in Turkey.