Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Raw Video: Syrian Airstrike Kills At Least 20 In Village of Marea

August 15, 2012 - (Video Below) - A brutal and savage bombardment of Marea, a small village in Syria (see map). The damage to buildings is very visible as two men carry an injured girl to a car. The t-shirt of the man who holds her is stained with her blood. At least 20 people were killed by the airstrike. At least another 30 people were killed in the village of Azaz, about 15 miles northwest of Marea (see map), reports Australian Broadcasting Corp.  Syria's government seems to be on the verge of total collapse. A report from yesterday said that, "Syria’s former prime minister, the highest profile government figure to defect, said Tuesday the regime was collapsing and controlled barely a third of the conflict-wracked country."

AP noted this on their YouTube posting today: "Syrian fighter jets screamed through the sky dropping bombs over the rebel-held town of Marea, that leveled the better part of a neighborhood and wounded scores of people. Activists said more than 20 people were killed. (NOTE: Graphic material)."


The Arabic title says "Khtirjadda of the senior civilian objects recovered from the rubble of buildings - Izaz City 15 8 2012"

Climbing from rubble, Azaz, Syria (AFP: Bulent Kilic)
The conflict in Syria has spilled over the country's borders in recent weeks. Over the past several months, refugees have crossed into Turkey.

As many as 150,000 refugees have sought safety in four of Syria's neighboring nations. More recently, fighting has overflowed into Lebanon.

A Fox News report today notes that Shiite clansmen in Lebanon said today that they were holding about 20 Syrians "and will hold them until one of their relatives seized by rebels inside Syria is freed. The tensions were a stark reminder of how easily Syria's civil war could spill over to neighboring states."