Hikayat Shamiyya in Repose

Greetings readers!

This blog has gone untouched for many months. While Hikayat Shamiyya may have gone into a state of slumber, rest assured that it will soon reawaken with more stories on and about Syria. The saga continues for the Syrian people (alas, no end is in sight), and the parallel fictional* saga of David, Nidal, Samir, Bassam, and co. has also continued. Their trials, tribulations, as well as hopes and desires, will see the light of day (even if only as glimmering pixels on your screen) very soon.

Stay tuned and thank you for your support!

* what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to our stories?

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[Syrian Government] air raid kills nine children in displaced camp

[Syrian Government] air raid kills nine children in displaced camp

Just because the New York Times doesn’t features these stories anymore on its front page doesn’t mean that they are not still happening. While people dig in with their ideological stances, for or against the regime, or even on the fence, the slaughter of children continues. Children are literally the future, and by destroying them, they are destroying any hope of a better Syria (unless they envision one populated only by their sycophants and co-conspirators).

For shame.

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Assad tops list of Syria war crimes suspects handed to ICC

Assad tops list of Syria war crimes suspects handed to ICC

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tops a list of 20 sample war crimes indictments of government officials and rebels drafted by experts for prosecution someday, a former international war crimes prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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TESTIMONY OF GENERAL AHMED TLASS ON THE SYRIAN REGIME AND THE REPRESSION

TESTIMONY OF GENERAL AHMED TLASS ON THE SYRIAN REGIME AND THE REPRESSION

Very telling testimony.

“In Syria, as I have said, there is a state inside the heart of the state. A state at the core of an already sectarian state, from which orders are sent without any respect for the regular hierarchy. In other words, it is not always the leaders of the military and members of the security services that are behind the orders to shoot to kill, which are, in theory, to be obeyed by the men under their authority.”