Syria Update May 7, 2013. (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)
Monday’s death toll: 130 Syrians were killed yesterday including 37 civilians, 48 opposition fighters, and 29 regular soldiers
Internet connections in Syria were cut off today. Many websites were unreachable. It is thought that the government has initiated the shut-down.
Syria’s Children: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfqT3ioJ02g
Anthony Cordesman of CSIS discusses Syria’s air defense capabilities in light of Israel’s recent attacks.
Video of the Israeli airstrikes on Syria http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/05/06/astonishing-video-from-the-israeli-air-strikes-on-syria/
Here a commander speaks about the need to cleanse Baniyas of the Sunnis who support the revolution . Note the shaykh seated to his left. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjF1r7VzcHA&feature=youtu.be
Important report on religious freedom in Syria in light of the conflict.
Refugees and Relief:
The UN Humanitarian office said the number of internally-displaced Syrians has reached 4.25 million. The numbers doubled over last month.
Riots take place and there…
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