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Protesters Defy Pro-Houthi Security F...
By Wahib Mashrah
08 Apr 2015

Ibb Province, Yemen
April 8, 2015

Scores of anti-Houthi protesters rallied in various cities of the central Yemeni province of Ibb in support of the Saudi-led operation Decisive Storm, despite the heavy presence of pro-Houthi security province. Video shows demonstrations in various locations and interviews with two protesters who voice their defiance of the Houthis.
Banners signed by the anti-Houthi Refusal Movement carried the inscription: “Ibb is not a prison. Freedom for the kidnapped.” Other banners that surfaced in one of the demonstrations featured the portraits of several people along with the inscription: “Freedom for the kidnapped by the head of security and Houthi militias.”
Other protestors also chanted: “We shall sacrifice our souls and blood for you, Aden,” while carrying banners that read: “Aden is the city of peace; do not kill it.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed anti-Houthi Protester

“Political activists have not been able to do anything. We will stand against them, even if they bomb us with chemical weapons. We will resist both Ali Abdulllah Saleh and the infidel Houthis.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed anti-Houthi Protester

“Interviewer: What is your message to those who have been kidnapped by the Houthis? “Protester: Our message is that they [Houthis] will not be able to do anything. They [the kidnapped] shall be freed. You are heroes.”

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Kidnapped by ISIS and Forced to Conve...
Qamishli, Syria
By laura.lesevre
20 Oct 2014

Qamishli (Northern East Syria, close to the Turkish border): a Christian man tells when he was at the mercy of the Isis, forced to convert to Islam and threatened to be beheaded

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Families of Kidnapped Soldiers Rally ...
By mchreyteh
04 Sep 2014

Families of the kidnapped Lebanese soldiers and Internal Security Forces members protested in Beirut’s Downtown, and urged the government to take immediate measures to secure their sons’ release.

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Golan heights: Syrian Rebels Show off...
By Abdu al-Fadel
01 Sep 2014

September 1, 2014
Quneitra, Golan, Syria

Opposition Fighters from the Rebels of Syria Brigade show off captured UN and Syrian Army Posts in the Golan. Footage gives an inside look at the captured posts, which are about 2km away from Israeli Army positions on the Golan Heights. When fighters from another militia, Jabhat al-Nusra, captured the UN post they apprehended 40 UN peacekeepers stationed at the position. Footage shows UN equipment and close and wide shots of the area.


Young fighter, Rebels of Syria Brigade:

"Grace is to God the Almighty the “truthful promise” battle.

When we first started the incursion it was from this side and we pressed on until the (regime) army detected our presence here. That was when we engaged them from our location near that barbed wire. The skirmishes continued as we pressed forward. The big battle took place when we got here and the liberation of this checkpoint began."

Military commander Abu Raed from the Rebels of Syria front:

"The 'truthful promise' fight is just the beginning. After the liberation of this checkpoint we will press on toward the capital Damascus to liberate it from the vile regime and the cursed Shia who support it (regime) and fight along side of it."

Reporter: Is the entire checkpoint and crossing being held by rebels now?

Abu Raed: "Yes, the entire crossing is rebel held thanks to the strength of almighty god and the heroic efforts of the Mujahadin, who have given their lives for God to accomplish this great deed."

Reporter: What about the rest of the stages of the operation?

Abu Raed: "The stages were the crossing itself, the city of Quneitra and Hamidiya and these are all held by the rebels now."

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India-- 11 children go missing every ...
New Delhi
By Bijoyeta Das
27 Nov 2013

He almost ran after her. He followed her through the alleys of East Delhi, stopping as she stopped, angling to catch a glimpse of her face. “Maybe it is my lost daughter,” Azhar Mohammad recalls thinking when he saw the teenage girl, her hair braided and two red ribbons tied.
“There is no closure,” he says wiping tears. His daughter has been missing for five years. He remembers every detail of that day when she did not come home from school. The family searched every corner of the government school, hoping she was locked in a toilet. They met all her friends and asked a thousand questions, he says. Mohammad’s oldest son selected the best photograph of Gudiya from their battered family album and made 125 copies.
“The police said she ran away. But where will an 11 year old, cheerful girl go?” he asks, He says his hair grayed in a week, the fateful week when the family spent all their savings to look for Gudiya. No news came that night. Nor later. Even after five years, Mohammad still believes his daughter will come home someday. “Till then all I pray is wherever she is, she should be happy and well taken care of.”
Mohammad is not alone. In India eleven children go missing every hour and seven are never found.
Often children rescued in one state could be missing in another. But there is no centralized database to connect them.

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Egyptian troops ready to free kidnapp...
Sinai, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
22 May 2013

Story: Egyptian troops ready to free kidnapped soldiers

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 21, 2013
Shooting Location: Sinai, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 21, 2013
Length: 00:01:44
Video Size: 85.4 MB
Language: Arabic
Organized by:
Camera: VCS


  1. Various shots of army vehicle movement in Sinai
  2. Various shots of army vehicles
  3. Wide shot of armored vehicle deployed in Sinai, Rafah Crossing border area
  4. Wide shot of the gate of the Rafah Crossing Border closed in protest against the kidnap of the soldiers
  5. Various shots of armored vehicles deployed outside the border
  6. Medium shot of the gate of the border while police closed it and hanging banners at the gate reading (the sit-in will continue until the release of the soldiers)
  7. Various shots of Rafah Crossing Border area
  8. Medium shot of a banner reading (This is a sit-in and not a protest or a vigil)
  9. Various shots of the Rafah Crossing Border while being closed with banners demanding the release of the kidnapped soldiers


Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said that the Egyptian security forces are fully ready to implement a plan to release the seven kidnapped soldiers in Sinai.

The minister said in a statement to the Independent Egyptian newspaper al-Watan that they already have sent 30 armored vehicles, 90 battle groups, special police units tasked with special duties (to free the hostages), noting that the armed forces won’t take part in the operation and its role is limited to the siege of the region.

The entrances to the governorate of Sinai also witnessed a heavy security presence.

Security forces managed to identify the area where the kidnapped have been detained, according to the statement.

On the other hand, the Egyptian army intensified its presence in Sinai by sending more troops, getting ready for a possible military operation to release the seven kidnapped soldiers.

A military source in Sinai said troops are ready for launching the military operation for freeing the seven abducted soldiers and that troops were waiting for the zero hour.

The source added that a military operation to free the soldiers is ready, but they are still waiting for the orders of the president.

The special operations troops which have arrived in Sinai earlier are characterized by a high level of training as they contain members of the contingent 777 which is specialized in combating terrorism and the implementation of these operations.

First Undersecretary of Health Ministry in North Sinai Dr. Tareq Khater said the state of emergency was announced in all the governorate hospitals.

The Egyptian presidency said earlier that all options were open in dealing with the kidnappers of the Sinai soldiers and securing their release.

Police stations in North Sinai have announced a strike in support of the Rafah and Ouga crossings and in protest against the continuation of the crisis of the abducted soldiers.

The Rafah crossing with Gaza still closed for a fifth consecutive day on Tuesday. The police said they would not reopen Rafah crossing until their kidnapped colleagues were released.

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We Have The Right To Know
Adlieh, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

30 years have gone by and she still has hope of finding her, dead or alive. She demands her right to know what happened.

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Lebanese Women Hold Pictures Of Missi...
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Saturday, November 17, in the memory of 30 years and 17,000 missing and disappeared persons in Lebanon's civil war, "Act for the disappeared," a Lebanese Human Rights association, organized a march with the families of the disappeared starting at Beirut National Museum and passing by three cemeteries where the state recognized them with mass graves. The march ended in Downtown near the Unesco area, joining the Lebanese families of war prisoners and abductees in Syria.

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A Forcibly Disappeared Person
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

In Lebanon most of the missing and disappeared are civilians. Many were kidnapped from their homes, from the streets, or at checkpoints controlled by militias or foreign troops.

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Enough Waiting 1
Beirut, National museum, Lebanon
By Raha Askarizadeh
17 Nov 2012

Lebanese NGOs ACT for the Disappeared, and Support of Lebanese in Detention and Exile (SOLIDE), along with the committee of parents of the people who went missing during the Lebanese civil war, held a gathering of around 200 people in Beirut on November 17, 2012.

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Enough Waiting
By Raha Askarizadeh
17 Nov 2012

Lebanese NGOs ACT for the Disappeared, and Support of Lebanese in Detention and Exile (SOLIDE), along with the committee of parents of the people who went missing during the Lebanese civil war, held a gathering of around 200 people in Beirut on November 17, 2012.

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CitiAct Organized Protest for the 11 ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By mkleit
10 Aug 2012

Son of one of the abducted fathers by the Free Syrian Army

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CitiAct Organized Protest for the 11 ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By mkleit
09 Aug 2012

Family members of the 11 abducted Lebanese protest in Riad al Soloh sqaure

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CitiAct Organized Protest for the 11 ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By mkleit
09 Aug 2012

Lebanese NGO, CitiAct, and abducted Lebanese in Syria's families protest in front of governmental Saray