Al Jazeera reporter killed by sniper in Syria
A sniper has shot dead Al Jazeera freelance reporter Mohamed Al-Massalma in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, the Qatar-based media network has said.
"The Syrian journalist, 33, used the pseudonym of Mohamed Al-Horani, was shot with three bullets, during covering the fights at the front lines in the town of Busra Al-Harir in the countryside of Daraa." the news channel said in a press release on Friday.
UN rights chief urges Syria war crimes probe
Navi Pillay, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, has cited the increasing casualty count in Syria as a basis for an International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes in the nearly two-year-long conflict.
Speaking after a closed meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, Pillay said there was little indication the 15-member body would take action on the 22-month conflict.
"I firmly believe that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed, are being committed, and should be investigated," Pillay said citing the UN figure of 60,000 deaths in Syria.
Speaking to Al Jazeera, Pillay, said the 60,000 death toll was "a conservative figure". The United Nations also estimates that by June, there could be 1.1 million Syrian refugees in the region, double the current figure of 540,000.
Group urges Egypt to not deport refugees to Syria
A New York-based rights group has urged Egyptian authorities not to repatriate asylum seekers to Syria, saying such a move would violate international laws since they could face violence and persecution in their home country.
Human Rights Watch says in a Friday report that two Palestinians held in Cairo International Airport are at risk of deportation to Syria, and could follow in the steps of two Syrians already deported. Egyptian authorities are also considering repatriating 13 other Syrians.
assad's beasts bombed a field hospital & destroyed a building in darayya. many people, mostly women & children, were killed
update: a report says +30 people were killed in darayya (assad's beasts bombed a hospital & a residential building)
resistance fighters say they have liberated the central prison in al-raqqah city
resistance fighters have wiped out an infamous military checkpoint (palace of conferences) in damascus city
update: an assad warplane bombed kids playing outside their homes in mida`a (damascus countryside). 15 people were killed
Mohamed Masalmeh was a citizen journalist in Daraa. Sniped by regime forces as he ran across the street holding his Al-Jazeera mic.
update: resistance fighters destroyed a tank & a bmp-1 today in the town of al-herak in daraa
resistance fighters destroyed al-aqtan military checkpoint (3 miles north of al-raqqah city) & killed +60 assad troops
update: resistance fighters seized a tank & destroyed an armored vehicle & a tank north of al-raqqah city
ahrar al-sham brigades say resistance fighters have liberated an airforce defense brigade in tal hasil in aleppo
ahrar al-sham brigades say resistance fighters killed many assad troops, destroyed 2 tanks & seized weapons in tal hasil (aleppo)
FSA in DeirEzzor cut off regime forces near the river in their siege of the Intelligence apparatus building. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=So-H5NMPj3A
The Local Coordination Committees in Syria
By the end of Friday the Local Coordination Committees in Syria documents 183 martyr including 17 child and 13 women. 75 martyrs were reported in Damascus and its Suburbs, including 18 martyr in Daraya, 15 martyrs in Madiaa, and 13 martyrs in Douma; 48 in Aleppo, including 30 martyrs in the shelling of the building in Mouhafazeh neighborhood; 19 martyrs in Idlib, including 13 martyrs in Salqeen’s shelling; 22 martyrs in Daraa; 9 martyrs in Hama; 8 martyrs in Homs; and 2 martyrs in Deir Ezzor
At least 48,017 people killed so far in Syria