UPD Mar.3 17:11 CET: Dear friends, the website’s video section is restored. Thank you for all warm words and support during this complicated time.
UPD Mar.3, 9:20 CET: SF videos which have been uploaded till Feb.3, 2016 are now available. We are working to solve the problem with other videos.
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Dear friends, A few minutes ago, southfront.org faced a cyber attack which damaged video section of the website.
Old videos are not available at the moment.
SouthFront Team is working to solve this issue.
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Sincerely yours,SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence Team
So I will add a fundraising plea to Pat Lang's. If you want better reporting on the Syrian war than you can find in the Western press, subscribe to SouthFront and/or send them a donation.
While the site is based in Russia, unlike Russia's Sputnik or -- Iran's FARS and Syria's SANA -- it's not part of a state agency. Al-Masdar News ("AMN"), run by a Syrian (Leith Fadel), which also does good reporting on the war, is managing to hang on without doing fundraisers. But they could be receiving donations from Syrian expats who support Assad's government.
More to the point, SouthFront daily posts quality videos that are expensive to produce, yet which provide the viewer with a quick understanding of complex battlefield situations in the war. They also produce their own sometimes lengthy English-language analyses taken from Russian-language journals. I doubt they're keeping up the translation pace purely on volunteer efforts.
Here is SST's latest analysis of the war, and which is based at least in part on SouthFront reporting. Lang starts by quoting from the site: