Monday, May 7, 2012

Report on the province of Aleppo and its surroundings Monday 07/05/2012


1. Aleppo suburbs- Hayyan- Assad forces storm the city for a second time and go about burning houses of the citizens.

2. Aleppo suburbs-Azaaz- yesterday a group massacre was discovered, four unidentified martyrs were found handcuffed.

3. Hanano housing- a security convoy consisting of a police car, six intelligence cars and a military police car with a PKC machine gun that was monitoring the area has been moved.

Number of times that heavy army equipment was seen ‘tanks and armoured vehicles

1. Aleppo suburbs- Anadaan way to Hayyan- State security tanks were seen

2. Aleppo suburbs- Hayyan- ريف حلب – State security tanks were seen and houses of freedom callers were burnt and destroyed

3. Aleppo suburbs- Anadaan- Gaziantep way is closed off by tanks

Places that were bombed:

1. Aleppo suburbs- Bayanoun- Heavy machine guns were used by Assad brigades to shoot on to the city, homes of the civilians were targeted.

Demonstrations that had fire opened onto:

1. Al Shaar- security opened fire onto the freedom callers that came out in an evening demonstration


1. Al Sakhour-  evening raids of homes in the neighbourhood which resulted in the arrest of many neighbourhood activists and demonstrators.

Peaceful revolutionary activities:

1. Aleppo suburbs- Ratyaan- freedom callers mockingly re-enacted the parliamentary elections ironically expressing their rejection of the elections

2. Aleppo suburbs- Al Baab- another comic mockery of the elections carried out by freedom callers
Also in Al Baab, freedom callers elected names of martyrs from the city, naming the elections ‘only a martyr represents me’

3. Aleppo city- Al Baab- walls of ‘Ali Saleh’ school were covered in graffiti in the morning of election day

4. Aleppo city- Al Heidarieh- revolutionary slogans are lifted and the list of candidates for parliamentary elections are covered and decorated instead with names of martyrs of the revolution.

5. Aleppo suburbs- Kafar Nouran- to mock the elections taking place later on today, freedom callers carried out fake elections in the morning.

6. Aleppo suburbs- Jarablos- campaign of lifting pictures of martyrs and placing them on top of pictures of candidates for the parliamentary elections occurred in the town.

7. Aleppo city- Al Marjeh- freedom callers cynically mock-voted for their elected nominees during the evening demonstration in the neighbourhood.

8. Aleppo suburbs- Menbej- depiction of the electoral process which did not experience any participation from the people of the town.

9. Aleppo suburbs- Azaaz- revolutionary slogans covered the walls of the school that was turned into a ballot station for the parliamentary elections.

10. Aleppo suburbs- Tal Rifaat- freedom callers of the occupied city go on strike in rejection and protest of the elections occurring.

11. Aleppo suburbs- Al Baab- generally strike in the city in rejection and protest of the elections taking place

Demonstrations in the city of Aleppo:

Freedom callers that participated in the demonstrations that the province of Aleppo saw today all came out calling for freedom, to topple the regime and to show solidarity and support of the besieged and uprising cities, especially Aleppo suburbs, as well as to persevere with the revolution until victory is gained. Many of the demonstrations chanted in ridicule at the recent parliamentary elections and the ‘apparently’ elected candidates.

4. Al Shaar- Noor mosque, freedom callers faced open fire from Assad security forces

Reported demonstrations with no video footage-
8-  Kasr grove- a second large demonstration from Badr mosque
9. Al Sakhour

Demonstrations in Aleppo suburbs:

11. Al Safira- demonstration demonstration marched to ‘Al Mahkameh’ or freedom square

12. Jarablos- evening demonstration from Al Shariah mosque

14. Al Baab- demonstration marched to the freedom square in the city

15. Maarit Al Atareb- evening demonstration

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Al Saharra, Daarit Izzeh, Qabbaseeyoun.

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