Ground Zero: Syria (Part 1) – Assad’s Child Victims

VICE commissioned renowned photojournalist and videographer Robert King to embed on the front lines with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. War-zone chaos ensued. In this episode, Assad forces hit Al Qusayr with a rocket attack while Robert is filming – it was targeted directly. Continue the discussion #GROUNDZEROSYRIA Watch the rest here Part 2: bit.ly Part 3: bit.ly Part 4: bit.ly Part 5: bit.ly Ground Zero Syria is a series where we’ve compiled photojournalist and videographer Robert King’s footage into a series of raw, largely unedited vignettes that present a snapshot of the ancient city as it crumbles and burns while its citizens are killed indiscriminately. Watch them here over the next month and a half, culminating in the release of VICE’s Syria Issue in November. Check out the Syria Issue of VICE Magazine here: www.vice.com Living in Syria? Support Assad or find the FSA questionable? Want to be part of the discussion? Email us: syriaperspectives@vice.com Watch more VICE documentaries here: bit.ly Subscribe for videos that are actually good: bit.ly Check out our full video catalog: www.youtube.com Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com Like VICE on Facebook fb.com Follow VICE on Twitter: twitter.com Read our tumblr: vicemag.tumblr.com

The atrocities and war crimes currently ripping Syria apart at the seams are evident inside a field hospital in Aleppo, the country’s largest city. Inside the hospital exhausted doctors indescriminately treat civilians, members of the Free Syrian Army, and captured Syrian Army troops alike. Watch the rest here Part 1: bit.ly Part 2: bit.ly Part 4: bit.ly Part 5: bit.ly Ground Zero Syria is a series where we’ve compiled photojournalist and videographer Robert King’s footage into a series of raw, largely unedited vignettes that present a snapshot of the ancient city as it crumbles and burns while its citizens are killed indiscriminately. Check out the Syria Issue of VICE Magazine here: www.vice.com Living in Syria? Support Assad or find the FSA questionable? Want to be part of the discussion? Email us: syriaperspectives@vice.com Video and photography by Robert King/Polaris Watch more VICE documentaries here: bit.ly Subscribe for videos that are actually good: bit.ly Check out our full video catalog: www.youtube.com Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com Like VICE on Facebook fb.com Follow VICE on Twitter: twitter.com Read our tumblr: vicemag.tumblr.com
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46 thoughts on “Ground Zero: Syria (Part 1) – Assad’s Child Victims

  1. Rebels massacre TWO HUNDRED CIVILIAN CHRISTIANS WITH UN WEAPONS

    /watch?v=J1peNBxZgYw

    WHERE IS YOUR DOCUMENTARY VICE???


  2. rebels murder unarmed civilians /watch?v=lvL9IuuFkac

    rebels execute whole family /watch?v=3y3hQxPMywQ

    FSA terrorists murder 8 syrian workers getting off a bus /watch?v=2YyPb4i43mE FSA murder unarmed civilian /watch?v=SIBre6I4PLY

    FSA declares war on christians /watch?v=7R9lzoaPXoQ

    /watch?v=RtheRbQ9SLI execute tribal leaders

    /watch?v=eiAh_ddn3xw syrian rebels murder civlians and MEDIA BLAMES ASSAD

    rebels executing prisoners

    /watch?v=djnv4DgqYzg


  3. rebels murder unarmed civilians /watch?v=lvL9IuuFkac
    rebels execute whole family /watch?v=3y3hQxPMywQ
    FSA terrorists murder 8 syrian workers getting off a bus /watch?v=2YyPb4i43mE

    this video is RUBBISH it is pure PROPAGANDA thats why they start it in a hospital watching kids die, to make you decide your allegience even before you know any facts.

    the rebels are FILLED WITH ALQAEDA who the US UN ARE SPONSORING AND ARMING TO CREATE AS MUCH DEATH AS POSSIBLE.


  4. youtube.com/watch?v=Qn6Snf__nxY

    here take a look at the other side of the story before you get carried away with all the pictures of dying children.
    the terrorists are the rebels, and the rebels are full of alqaeda members brought and paid for by the US government. this uprising has been completely orchestrated and funded by the west. assad has always been good to syrian people, he is muched loved and has brought alot of peace.


  5. I have 3 kids this was sooo hard to watch but it’s real, and if we don’t stand for own rights this will be us very soon are gov is trying to disarm us little by taking are freedom PLEASE WAKE UP!!! May GOD be with every one!


  6. As unacceptable as Assad is and the atrocities that he has committed, a lot of the people involved in the rebels are clearly extremists/terrorists…there was a video posted where the rebels made a kid decapitate one of the captured militants…The middle east is such a shit show, how can you yell “God is great” while you chop someones head off and claim you’re righteous?


  7. My country doesn’t have a ”fiscal cliff”. Unlike the Anglo-saxon nations my country is on of the view fiscally sane countries.



  8. BULLSHIT!! Look how great Iraq, Afganistan and Lybia are now…… I think your country needs to finally mind its own buisness, maybe work on your debt/fiscal cliff. Can’t believe people are brain washed by the western propaganda. Spin machine in full mode.


  9. Horrible.. Just horrible. Why are we not helping these people? Fuck the UN. Fuck the Russian and Chinese governments. Send in NATO! Syria attacked Turkey and is committing a genocide, do we need more reasons than that?!?




  10. Don’t go down there its a rage war between assholes and dicks…..Want some advice don’t watch this depressing shit….Cartoons are good.


  11. Yes very much so…I can only honestly tell you to get a complete physiological evaluation, not only for your safety but the safety of others.


  12. This is a civil war that I really don’t know what is best, if Assad remains in power you continue to have an ally of Iran in the region who will continue to flow weapons to Hezbollah, But Assad does give protection to the minorities in the country Alawites and Christians. On the other hand if Assad falls you would have a Sunni state opposed to Iran and Hezbollah that would not protect the minorities and would have stronger ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. Damned if you do Damned if you don’t.



  13. So you trust Anonymous more then the Syria people? My uncle remains in Syria, and the foreign rebels are cretins. He told me the only protests against the gov, is from the foreign rebels that are now over running their country. Since the US has been funding this false bankers war, the country is doomed. So keep listening to a computer hacker.LOL That alone speaks volumes. Thanks war mongrel. Why are no stories INSIDE of Syria coming out? Just the western news? What happened to HOMS? Exactly.


  14. Because 400 troops and Patriot Missiles are an invasion force. lol. How many Syrians–actual Syrians–do you know? Because I know people who’ve fled Assad and Mubarak and Saddam, who are still too nervous to speak about them even in the US. Assad is Machiavellian: believing it’s better for a leader to be feared than loved. There can be no peace so long as he remains in power. 60,000 cannot die to uphold the status quo. Read Assad’s e-mails, stolen by Anonymous. He doesn’t want “peace.”


  15. You’re someone who has a black and white view of the world with no patience for the grays. Your comments, so far, reflect a disregard for subtlety and complexity either in people or world events–hence your assumption that I watch FOX News (lol).

    Yeah, I head bang until I get whiplash. I listen to excellent music and go to cool concerts. Don’t be jealous that I can balance a professional life with groovy pastimes.

    If I’m a hypocrite, you’re a pot calling the kettle black. Canada is in NATO.


  16. . Look at Danny the zionist. He was caught red handed making up false coverage in Homs. To many reporters have quit over their stories inside syria not being shown. The western media is owned by the US government, Americans don’t know any better. Look how they invaded Iraq. Killed hundred of thousands of innocent cilivains and displaced millions, ofr what? Again my prayers are with the real Syrians.


  17. Your a banger though. I don’t see how your capable of educating yourself without FOX news. lol So you support an invasion of your country. Look what it has done to world citizens over the years…. Your a hypocrite who cannot handle the truth. Leave your buisness in your own tyrical country. Thanks



  18. Yes I am talking about peace, through talks, which the Assad gov is willing to do. Except the foreign rebels supported and paid by your country are not willing to. They just kill instead of talk. Is that neccessary in todays age, where you have been there and done that before.The Assad gov has been stable and very good to his Syrian people, not the pay killers from your country.The US even sent 400 ground troops and missiles last week to Turkey to be ready for the fall. Remain on the wrong side.


  19. You don’t know your gov is owned by huge cooperations, in return they own the media and what goes into your tiny pee brain head. You are brain washed by your own gov, who are war mongrels trying to get involved in yet another invasion. When in fact your country need ALOT of help itself. Yet you support bringing instability to yet another middle eastern country. You have not learned from Saddam, Gandaffi, and now Assad> I mean this is a joke, and your falling for the exact same thing again.


  20. I live in Springfield, Virginia? Close, but you’re off. Sometimes I go there for concerts. If you’re trying to play Mr. Creepy Internet Detective, you’re failing hard. And frankly, I’m not relevant to the discussion.

    We’re talking about Al-Assad and Syria.


  21. Rebels massacre TWO HUNDRED CIVILIAN CHRISTIANS WITH UN WEAPONS

    /watch?v=J1peNBxZgYw

    WHERE IS YOUR DOCUMENTARY VICE???


  22. its fucking sickening the media are referring to terrorists committing genocide as heroes.

    vice your iniquities have reached heaven and your time is short to repent. using children with their guts spewing out to emotionally charge people into believing your lies, that is despicable. you are a part of this criminal cartel and you will be charged and judged like all the rest.


  23. yes they got murdered by alqaeda agent provocateurs working for the UN, after they were all signed up by alqaeda/UN after they went from village to village talking people into it, extremifying muslims, and dishing out weapons, ammo, and drugs.


  24. rebels murder unarmed civilians /watch?v=lvL9IuuFkac

    rebels execute whole family /watch?v=3y3hQxPMywQ

    FSA terrorists murder 8 syrian workers /watch?v=2YyPb4i43mE FSA murder unarmed civilian /watch?v=SIBre6I4PLY

    FSA declares war on christians /watch?v=7R9lzoaPXoQ

    /watch?v=RtheRbQ9SLI rebels execute tribal leaders

    /watch?v=eiAh_ddn3xw syrian rebels murder civlians and MEDIA BLAMES ASSAD

    rebels executing prisoners /watch?v=djnv4DgqYzg

    your media lies to you theyre CRIMINALS


  25. fighting for freedom?
    can you tell me one way they were oppressed? they are a buch of kids who have been brainwashed by extreme islam propegated by western powers. they are filled with alqaeda known terrorists which the US government is arming. RE the demonstrations, they were NOT fired upon, there are hundreds of agents and agent provocateurs working on either side to stir things up.


  26. rebels murder unarmed civilians /watch?v=lvL9IuuFkac
    rebels execute whole family /watch?v=3y3hQxPMywQ
    FSA terrorists murder 8 syrian workers getting off a bus /watch?v=2YyPb4i43mE

    this video is RUBBISH it is pure PROPAGANDA thats why they start it in a hospital watching kids die, to make you decide your allegience even before you know any facts.

    the rebels are FILLED WITH ALQAEDA who the US UN ARE SPONSORING AND ARMING TO CREATE AS MUCH DEATH AS POSSIBLE.


  27. @AConcernedObserver rebels fighting for freedom after the peaceful demonstrations was oppressed with guns nd bombs for about 8 months then time army officers defected and formed the fsa to protect the demonstrations then Syrians joined then a very little amount of nonsyrians came which is normal bcuz the regime is having help from Iraq Iran Lebanon nd Russia .. Defections from the army continue until today nd rebels r gaining control of vast areas in Syria nd soon his presidential palace


  28. syrian rebels murder family in cold blood /watch?v=3y3hQxPMywQ
    they are alqaeda and your governments are sponsoring them!



  29. take a look at the perspective from those supporting assad.
    ofcourse you are going to be manipulated when the whole documentary is filmed in a hospital. if there was a documentary filmed in a hospital of hitler, you would believe hitler was good and everyone else was bad.
    dont be manipulated vice is not impartial. infact it is no out of the question that it is UN funded media.


  30. @AConcernedObserver man this is bull shit show 2 videos of the raping and killing of Christians .. It’s just wat the media tells u




  31. Why dont we just fucking help and bomb them to hell already… Ffs… Why call kids collateral damage and kill doctors when the purpose of war is to injur the enemy to incapacitate the enemy and take them down that way… Killing ppl in war is misunderstood… Your supposed to incapacitate them to make sure they wont fight back.. Even then its last option…


  32. ok, i was just super pissed when i saw that baby. i thought you still made them… there i even said: shellshok is a bomb…


  33. america doesent make napalm beacuse the americans spear headed the international law to ban napalm also if it was napalm he would have serious 3rd degrea burns wich he does not its mor likley that his wounds are from shrapnal or a fallen building u can look on google images at napalm victims and his wounds dont look very similar but i wouldnt doubt it that the syrians have napalm wich the probobly would get from iran


  34. even if u hate religon its a fact that religon helps people get through hardships i agree that religon has its time and place but war IS one of them and it helps soldiers and civlians get through every day atrosaties with hope of someplace better ur not doing anybody any favors by squashing hope


  35. 5:19
    that was FUCKING NAPALM DAMAGE!
    that is not a grenade, shellsock or any other type of bomb it can alSo be AT4 or a smaw warhead & we in NORWAY are making the SMAW warhead! and the americans are the only counrty i know of who still makes Napalm, HOW THE HELL DID THAT GET THERE! My grandfather showed me pictures of his oncle who got hit by napalm, just a little bit, and the wound was just like that! its just the skin which are tearen apart and ripped from the flesh! SAME HAPPENS WITH A SMAW!


  36. Well, your insults against him doesn’t make you any better person or help those suffering people in Syria! Don’t you understand that praying helps some people to keep their sanity? Or would you prefer them to start using drugs or alcohol?

    Please stop insulting people like that, we need to care and love each other in this world, spreading hate makes this world much more worse!


  37. you are for real on that mann . i felt so bad when i seen all of the lil kids just hurting sooo bad and most of they died ‘yooo where is ‘GOD’ i guess aint no himm it’s just the cycle of ‘LIFE’


  38. You took that phrase out of context and if you can’t see that other’s can. I suggest you slow down and READ before you JUMP to conclusions with your eagerness to bash another Christian! What about my family members, we all suffer tragedy, you can choose to continue to have faith regardless of what comes or you can sit in your own little comfort zone angry and denying God, only to realize that you are about to die and have no hope of salvation. I’ve been where you are, you can’t play me!


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