Powerful Video from Channel Four on the Horror in Homs, Syria

As the bombardment in the Syrian city of Homs continues, Channel 4 News broadcasts a special report from a photographer who captures with shocking clarity the intense assault on the city.


The horror in Homs
Wednesday 22 February 2012
As the bombardment in the Syrian city of Homs continues, Channel 4 News broadcasts a special report from a photographer who captures with shocking clarity the intense assault on the city.

The dangers of reporting or attempting to report from Homs have been tragically highlighted by the deaths of Marie Colvin and Remi Ohlik overnight.

Citizen journalist Rami al-Sayed, who provided live video streams from Homs and posted more than 800 videos on YouTube, was also hit during the shelling of Baba Amr on Tuesday and died some hours later.

The risks for the ordinary people living in Homs have been present for close to a year, but since the massive Syrian government bombardment and assault of opposition districts began on February 3, those dangers have increased massively, and are now almost constant.

"Mani", a photographer who has been to Homs several times, lived through and filmed the beginning of the assault, the effects on the population, and the response of the Free Syrian Army to the massacre, on the first day, of over 140 people.

While the world has become used to grainy shaky and gruesome footage and images from Homs fed through whatever internet connection is available, Mani’s crystal clear and incredible footage gives perhaps the clearest and most frightening account of what Homs has been like for the past three weeks.

For more info see http://www.channel4.com/news/the-horror-in-homs

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Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on March 8, 2012 at 2:05am

Pathetic...it must stop

Comment by Sahla Aroussi on February 24, 2012 at 10:29am
I have seen videos from Libya of rapes and tortures happening right now. The rebels are heavily armed and on the rampage. what is happening is syria is terrible but another libya is not the answer

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