At least 50 martyrs fell today, mainly in Homs where Qusayr is under heavy shelling and 11 workers were slaughtered in the village of Buwaydah Sharqiyah. Despite the attempts by Assad’s forces to break it, the strike by the merchants of Damascus continued for a fourth day, and shopkeepers in Aleppo have begun their own strike. With simultaneous strikes in Syria’s 2 main cities Bashar has achieved something his father never managed. We won’t insult your intelligence by discussing the regime’s “investigation” into Houla. We will just say that more than 1,000 children have now been killed by Assad’s forces since the start of the uprising. See the map for more info.