Archive | July, 2013

English translation of Orient TV statement on kidnapping of their crew in Aleppo

26 Jul

(translated from Arabic)

Statement from workers at Orient TV:

“We have joined the rebels on all front lines.

We glorified their deeds.

We spoke about their victories and we were always with them in the same line.

We always covered all the revolutionary events in all of Syria.

In the name of Orient TV workers and staff we ask all revolutionary and military groups  – especially Liwa Al Tawheed, Harakat Ahrar Al Sham Al Islamiya, Al Haya’a Al Shariya in Aleppo, The Revolutionary Military Police, Ahrar Suriya, The Brigades of the Men of God, Liwa Al Fateh, Liwa Asifat Al Shamal and all other katibas (military units) working in northern Aleppo countryside – we ask them to work really hard and in a serious matter to release our crew that is kidnapped in Aleppo. They were kidnapped while they were doing their job and telling the truth and supporting the Syrian revolution.

The names of the kidnapped are:

Journalist Obeida Batal

Engineer Hussam Nazim

Assistant engineer Abud Atiq

Long live free Syria!


Born in a tent…Family with 10 day old baby in Atmeh refugee camp, Syria

22 Jul

IMG_0790 refugee woman who gave ten days ago birth to child


2 boys in refugee camp Atmeh in Syria.

21 Jul


Girl waiting for food in refugee camp Atmeh in Syria

21 Jul





Girl waiting for food in refugee camp Atmeh in Syria

21 Jul



Maakte foto in vluchtelingenkamp Atmeh in Syrie van jochie die water voor de tent gooit zodat het zandpad minder stoffig is.


Syria – a face of war

19 Jul


I took this picture recently in Latakya-countryside (Syria) at a house where rebels and their families live. This little girl was sitting between guns as rebels prepared to go to the frontline.

Noam Chomsky’s daughter Avi: “No Rozalina in our family”

11 Jul

There has been recently some doubt regarding the authenticity of the pro-Syrian opposition twitter account @rozalinachomsky.

Today the owner deleted the account.


This @rozalinachomsky claimed to be family of the famous American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky.

Today I contacted Mr Chomsky’s daughter Avi Chomsky by email.

Avi Chomsky is a Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies
at Salem State University.

I asked her if she knew of any Rozalina in her family.

Avi Chomsky answered in an email: “I do not know of anybody called Rozalina Chomsky in my family.”

She continued: “My father has only one brother, who was born in the U.S., and I know him and his two sons (my cousins) well–no Rozalinas there.”

After the fake lesbian blogger  from Damascus in 2011 it seems @rozalinachomsky was just another fraudster.