Distress signals from Syria (2011.4.27.afternoon.local times):
Deraa is Dying!! We, the People of Dara are calling for stopping the planned mass murder! Deraa now is under a blockade were the Security forces bombed water tanks, burned bakeries, broke and stole pharmacies... There is no milk for children and we are starving... The armed forces prevent injuries of having medical treatment... And the reinforcement arrived to Deraa, more than 30 tanks... Please, please be with us, we need your support to stop the the planned massacre...
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today it had collected the names of at least 453 civilians killed during almost six weeks of pro-democracy protests in Syria. Asked who killed them, Observatory director Rami Abdelrahman said: "It does not require a comment. The names we have are from Deraa, Damascus, rural Damascus and the coast." (source: Reuters)