Editor's Picks 14 Aug 2012

Collection with 11 media items created by Editor's Picks

13 Aug 2012 23:00

This small city of 40.000 people in the north of Syria was one of the first to join the uprising against Bashar All Assad. Since March last year their lives have turned upside down, they have been victims of brutal atrocities and until now, every single day they are targeted by the forces of the current regime or suffer by the confrontations of the army and the rebel free Syrian Army.

Videos follow citizens through the rubble of the village of Saraqeb, Syria, showing destroyed homes where families still live. Also included is footage of interviews with members of the Free Syrian Army, during which shelling outside can be heard close by.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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Thousands join a Kurdish rally in the...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
21 Jul 2012

Thousands join a Kurdish rally in the city of Qamishlo against Assad and for a Kurdish autonomy region inside the Syrian borders. There where recently clashes between Kurdish fighters and Assad forces in Qamishlo.

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The people of the Kurdish village Bes...
Bestasos, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
19 Jul 2012

The people of the Kurdish village Bestastos in Northeast Syria attend a ceremony for the opening of a Kurdish cultural center. Under the rule of Assad teaching Kurdish culture and language was forbidden. But now in many Kurdish dominated parts in Syria the Regime forces where driven out by non violent actions.

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First Kurdish school in the liberated...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
19 Jul 2012

Teaching the Kurdish language was forbidden under the Assad rule. Teachers faced up to 10 years of prison time. With the liberation of Kurdish cities from Assad the Kurdish civil movement built up new Kurdish language schools.

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Thousands join a Kurdish rally in the...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
21 Jul 2012

Thousands join a Kurdish rally in the city of Qamishlo against Assad and for a Kurdish autonomy region inside the Syrian borders. There where recently clashes between Kurdish fighters and Assad forces in Qamishlo.

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Thousands join a Kurdish rally in the...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
21 Jul 2012

Thousands join a Kurdish rally in the city of Qamishlo against Assad and for a Kurdish autonomy region inside the Syrian borders. There where recently clashes between Kurdish fighters and Assad forces in Qamishlo.

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Kurdish female fighter from the Kurdi...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

Kurdish female fighter from the Kurdish YPG self defense army have taken control over the outskirts of Derik, a Kurdish dominated city in Northeast Syria. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One YPG fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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Kurdish fighter from the Kurdish YPG ...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

Kurdish fighter from the Kurdish YPG self defense army have taken control over the outskirts of Derik, a Kurdish dominated city in Northeast Syria. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One YPG fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.