Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Report on the province of Aleppo and its surroundings Wednesday 09/05/2012


1. Rural Aleppo- Azaaz- Gas crisis in the city

2. Rural Aleppo- Hayyan- Assad forces storm the city and heavy gunfire was opened and acts of sabotage were committed as well as the burning of houses and shops creating a state of panic amongst civilians.

3. Rural Aleppo- Hreitaan- effects of bombing which the city was subjected to on Tuesday 08/05/2012.

Missiles that were used against the city on Tuesday 08/05/2012.

4. Aleppo city- Al Miyassar- Assad state keeping system lorries entered the neighbourhood.

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

1. Rural Aleppo- Deir Jamal- observation of tanks and BMB vehicles in farms surrounding Deir Jamal.

2. Rural Aleppo- Al Baab- Assad cars filled with army officers present when the city was stormed.

Demonstrations or cases that had fire opened onto:

1. Rural Aleppo- Hayyan- gunfire was opened heavily during a raid of the city creating a state of panic amongst civilians.

2. Rural Aleppo- Azaaz- gunfire was heard from the southern checkpoint, BMB vehicle consisting of government military personnel placed at the main roundabout.

3. Aleppo city- Salah Al Din- fire opened onto demonstrators to disperse the demonstration.

4. Aleppo city- Al Hamdanieh- huge explosion and heavy gunfire opened on the area, noises of ambulance cars and civilian cars believed to be carrying Assad thugs arrived near New Aleppo.


1. Hisham Khanji-

Martyred as a result of gunshot wounds, his body was found at Al Jandoul roundabout in Aleppo city.

Fourth year Dentistry student, he is one of the free students that participated in many demonstrations.

Hisham was being chased by security for 15 days, he was able to flee to Lebanon, but he returned and handed himself over to security forces because they arrested his older brother.

Two days after he handed himself over, his dead body was found with a gunshot wound to the head at Al Jandoul roundabout in Aleppo.

His funeral commenced today secretly due to pressure of security forces on his family.

2. Sheik Maqsood neighbourhood- 3 martys resulting from the attacks on the neighbourhood.
Ahmad Kojar, 46 years old
Ahmad Othman, 18 years old
Amina Deeyar, 60 years old

Peaceful revolutionary activities:

1.  Aleppo city- Justice Palace- Lawyers sit-in inside the Justice Palace demanding the release of detainees, which became a demonstration chanting against repression.

2. Freedom callers of Aleppo: statement from the freedom callers calling the Syria Army to defect, and be patient until zero hour approaches and upon its arrival to participate in the events of zero hour.

3. Saif Al Dowleh- The independence flag was raised by the brave students of martyr ‘Abdul Wahid Hindawi’ secondary school, previously called ‘Bassam Al Omar’ secondary school, on a column before Zeido junction, in the middle of the day.

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 occupied, besieged and uprising cities, especially Aleppo suburbs, as well as to persevere with the revolution until victory is gained.

1. Justice Palace-

2. Al Sakhour- student demonstration

3. Al Azamiah- morning demonstration with the support of school children in the neighbourhood.

4. Al Sikaree-

Graffiti artist at work during the demonstration

5. Al Heidarieh- evening demonstration

6. Al Marjeh- evening demonstration

7. Salah Al Din- fire was opened onto demonstrators

Amazing chants

Arrival of freedom callers to Salah Al Din roundabout where the independence flag was raised.

Road was cut off during the demonstration.

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Saif Al Dowleh, Karm Al Jabal, Sheikh Fares, Kasr Grove.

Demonstrations in rural Aleppo:

1. Tal Rifaat-

2. Azaaz- evening demonstration.

3. Ibeen- large evening demonstration after Ishaa prayers

4. Maari- evening demonstration

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Kafar Nouran, Anadaan, Qabbasiyoun, Menbej, Babkeh, Al Baab, Hreitaan.

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