Syria: Only Rebels Benefit from Recent Chemical Attack By grtv

22 August 2013 — grtv

Wildly varying reports have emerged of recent chemical weapons use in Syria, with hundreds allegedly killed in the latest attack.

This comes on the same day that the UN inspectors arrive in Damascus to investigate allegations of use of toxic arms. RT talks to reporter and international affairs analyst Patrick Henningsen. Continue reading

The Battle for Homs By Alexey Pilko

7 March, 2012 — Voice of Russia

Recently, Syrian government forces completed the assault on Homs, a stronghold of anti-government military groups. According to media reports, a mop-up operation of the city is under way. However, even President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents did not dispute the fact that the Syrian army carried out a successful military operation last week that ended an almost month-long siege of a key strategic city.

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Self-appointed revolutionaries shooting people in the streets – Homs eyewitness

1 March, 2012RT

Members of the Free Syrian Army patrol an area in Qusayr, 15 kms (nine miles) from Homs (AFP Photo / STR)

Members of the Free Syrian Army patrol an area in Qusayr, 15 kms (nine miles) from Homs (AFP Photo / STR)

People have been left without water or electricity as rebels destroy water pumps and power converters. Civilians are forced to stay inside as snipers shoot from the rooftops.

RT in Damascus managed to contact an eyewitness in Homs, who says self-proclaimed revolutionaries are killing civilians in the streets. Galina says leaving home is out of the question, as snipers “can shoot you in the back.”

They kill both young and old. They steal people from their homes and chop them into pieces, put them in plastic bags and throw them out!”

She claims rumors are spreading of gunmen from France, Lebanon and Tunisia killing Syrians.

They mostly kill Christians here,” she says.

Galina says people in Homs support the Assad government and want “the revolution” to be over.

Earlier reports said rebels left Homs under pressure from Assad’s forces, but threatened to retaliate.