At least 51 martyrs have fallen today – mostly in Homs, al-Haffah in Lattakia and the northern suburbs of Aleppo. Just outside Homs, the commander of an entire Air Defence battalion negotiated their defection to the FSA – those obsessed with sect should know that he is Alawi. Meanwhile, the kid killing continues, with a 10 year old and his 18 month old sister both shot in the head in Damascus suburb of Qaboun. There are also reports of a large number of girls being kidnapped by Assad’s forces in Daraa province. Finally, on the 12th anniversary of the death of Syria’s former leader we just want to say – curse your soul, Hafez.