Friday, May 18, 2012

Report on the province of Aleppo and its surroundings 18/05/2012

Friday titled ‘The heroes of Aleppo university’


1. Rural Aleppo- Tal Rafaat- martyr ‘Youssef Al Saeed’ murdered this morning on his way to Al Safira by gunfire from the Assad army at a checkpoint.

2. Rural Aleppo- Al Atareb- martyr ‘ Hassan Shaqra’ died as a result of injuries caused by a sniper shot from regime snipers yesterday whilst he went to get a gas jar.

3. Salah Al Din- martyrdom of one of the demonstrators by the bullets of Assad thugs in the neighbourhood.


1. Rural Aleppo- Bzaa- more than 15 security cars filled with Assad gangs storm the city and carry out a campaign of arrests.

2. Aleppo city- Al Marjeh- wide spread of security units in the neighbourhood who went about surrounding mosques to prevent demonstrations from taking off.

3. All entrances to Sabi Bahraat square, Al Ismaailieh neighbourhood, Hanano old garage, traffic branch and criminal security branch were cut-off from all sides of Al Muhafatha roundabout.

4. Aleppo city- Al Hamdanieh- heavy security presence outside Al Kasaani mosque to prevent any demonstrations taking off.

5. Aleppo city- Al Neirab- high numbers of Assad security and thugs present in the neighbourhood, surrounding Al Kawthar mosque and Khalid Bn Waleed mosque to prevent any demonstrations.

6. Rural Aleppo- Menbej- clashes between high numbers of security units in the area who were attacking and arresting peaceful demonstrators, clashes remained ongoing for several hours. Assad Security and thugs surround Al Amal hospital to prevent any civilians from admitting any injured relatives or demonstrators. This video shows security and thugs chasing the demonstrators.

7. New Aleppo neighbourhood- more than 10 vehicles and 20 thugs storm the neighbourhood carrying batons and swords around sunset time in front of Saleh Mashaail school, then they went to new town and Al Noor mosque.

8. Al Shaar- security and thugs used chemicals that burn human skin as a method of dispersing demonstrators. Acids were filled into small bags which were thrown onto freedom callers from balconies overlooking the demonstration, many demonstrators suffered skin burns as a result.

9. Al Shaar- high amounts of security units spread in the neighbourhood, freedom callers would like to draw attention to the eyes of the world how cars loaded with heavy machine guns are used in the neighbourhood.

10. Salah Al Din- an injured demonstrators were being taken by an ambulance, security opened fire onto the paramedics.

11. Injuries in Salah Al Din from the bullets of Assads thugs.

A foot injury of one of the freedom callers-

12. Saif Al Dowleh- wide spread of security and thugs in the neighbourhood, frightening the residents by a campaign of random raids and arrests after the evening demonstration that had gunfire opened onto.

Demonstrations that had fire opened onto:

1. Kasr grove- sunrise, gunfire was opened to disperse the freedom callers that came out in a demonstration after Fajr prayers.

2. Al Shaar- hundreds of Assad security and thugs storm the neighbourhood and opened a barrage of bullets and gas bombs onto demonstrators, several injuries were reported.

3. Salah Al Din- security and thugs attacked demonstrators, heavy gunfire was opened by the regimes forces onto the freedom callers.

Very clear photography-

Another clear video of undercover thugs in civilian attire along with security storming the neighbourhood and dispersing the crowds of demonstrators with live bullets.

The occurrence of injuries in one of the demostrations

4. Al Baab- security opened fire onto freedom callers that came out in a demonstration.
5. Al Ashrafieh- security opened fire onto demonstrators that took off after Friday prayers.

6. Evening demonstration in Saif Al Dowleh- security disperses crowds of demonstrators by opening fire.

7. Kasr grove- gunfire opened onto the evening demonstration in the neighbourhood.

Places that were bombed/ shelled:

1. Rural Aleppo- Al Atareb- heavy shooting from heavy machine guns by the Assad army onto the town, in conjunction with the bombing of Sarbada city, as tank shells at Baab Al Hawa shook the houses in the villages of Atareb

2. Rural Aleppo- Al Baab- very heavy gun fire in the town accompanied by the sound of explosions which shook the city after midnight.

Cases of gunfire

1. Rural Aleppo- Minegh- fire was opened from heavy machine guns and roadblocks were set up at the entrances of the town.

2. Rural Aleppo- sporadic shooting from the checkpoints present at the entrances of Tal Rifaat, Kafar Naya and Deir Jamal to intimidate the people.

3. Rural Aleppo- Azaaz/ Al Salamah- fire opened from the borders centre aimed at the village after the evening demonstration that took off.

4. Al Miyassar- arrival of security re-enforcements after midnight, the sound of sporadic shooting was heard, ambulance vehicles were heard moving to the place where the gunfire sounds came from.


1. Rural Aleppo- Bzaa:
Fadi Khalousi
Mahmoud Al Abdo Darwish
Ahmad Al Akhras
Abd Al Fattah Al Khaleel Al Souwaid, with his sons, their names are the following:

Mahmoud son of  Abd Al Fattah Al Khaleel Al Souwaid
Salih son of  Abd Al Fattah Al Khaleel Al Souwaid
Ibn Muhammad Salih Al Souwaid
Abdo Al Darwish
Fateh Khaleel
Mahmoud Jumah Al Saeed

2. Rural Aleppo- Minegh- Arrest of a number of young men by Assad brigades after the set up of barricades, followed by heavy shooting from heavy machine guns.

3. Rural Aleppo- Menbej- Fierce arrests involving more than 13 activist following the three demonstrations that took off from the Grand Mosque and the Mosque infront of Al Sharia school, arrests remain ongoing.

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, and to rebuild a better Syria for all.

Daytime demonstrations

1. Kasr grove- two daytime demonstrations

2. Al Kallaseh- after Friday prayers, which joined the demonstration in Kasr grove

3. Al Marjeh- two daytime demonstrations

4. Hanano housing- two daytime demonstrations

Hamzeh Bin Abdul Mutlab mosque saw a huge demonstration

5. Al Sikaree-

Longer video-

6. Salah Al Din- four daytime demonstrations
After fajr prayers

After Friday prayers

Amazing moments from the heroes of Belal mosque joining the heroes of Khudur mosque and marching towards Salah Al Din freedom roundabout

Crowds of heroes run with the feeling of greatness upon their arrival at the freedom roundabout

Longer videos-

Arrival of demonstrators to Zubair mosque

Heavy gunfire from security forces onto demonstrators

7. Al Shaar- two daytime demonstrations after Friday prayers from Al Noor and Abdul Rahman mosques which had gunfire opened onto by security leading to the injury of a 7 year old boy in the head.

Sections from the demonstrations caught live-

8. Al Firdous- two daytime demonstrations from Omar Bin Al Khattab mosque

After Asr prayers today

9. Al Ashrafieh- Abdul Rahman bin Ouf mosque

10. Al Hillok- two daytime demonstrations

11. Al Zahraa- two daytime demonstrations

Evening demonstratuions

1. Salah Al Din-

Marches towards Salah Al Din freedom roundabout-

Arrival of the demonstration to Al Mashihad

In front of the home of the martyr-

Independence flag was raised onto a street column next to the home of the martyr

Longer video-

Banner saluting the martyr Abd Al Haleem Toumanini from Idleb

2. Al Hamdanieh- Radwan mosque

3. Al Sikaree- Al Khulaas mosque

‘Go out’ Qashoosh chant by an Alepponian boy.

Longer video-

4. Saif Al Dowleh- Aamneh mosque

5. Kasr grove- two evening demonstrations, from Badr mosque

6. Sheikh Maqsood-

7. Al Miyassar-

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Saif Al Dowleh, Al Miyassar, New Aleppo, Al Baab, Al Hamdaanieh, Al Khaldieh, Al Shaar, Al Sakhour, Hanano housing, Al Baab way, Al Leiramoun,

Demonstrations in rural Aleppo:

Similarly to the city of Aleppo, all the demonstrations that came out chanted to topple the regime, for freedom, to execute bashar and to show solidarity with the students of Aleppo university on campus against the atrocities committed by the regime,  as well as to persevere with the revolution until victory is gained, to show support and solidarity with uprising and besieged cities and with the martyrs of this revolution.

Morning demonstrations

1. Kobani-

2. Menbej- seven demonstrations in the town

Security attack the demonstration and arrest 10 freedom callers

3. Al Atareb-

4. Hayyan-

5. Dabiq-

Long high quality videos-

6. Azaaz-

Demonstration captured live

Mocking Al Assad

7. Al Baab-

8. Jarablos-

9. Maari-

10. Al Safira- five demonstrations in the area

11. Daarit Izzeh-

Chanting for Aleppo university-

12. Deir Jamal-

13. Al Jeenih-

14. Bayanoun-

15. Kafar Nouran-

16. Ratyaan-

17. Ibeen-

18. Injarah- two demonstrations

19. Bzaa-

20. Al Saharra-

21. Anadaan-

22. Al Halazoun-

Evening demonstrations

1. Al Safira-

2. Anadaan-

3. Bayanoun-

4. Zitaan-

5. Kafar Taal-

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Tal Shagheeb, Kafar Hamra, Menigh, Akhtareen, Qubtaan Al Jabal, Hardatneen, Tuqaad, Arshaaf, Al Abzimo, Maayir, Kabaseen, Ihtimeelat, Kafar Bseen, Maaret Al Artiq, Hour, Shoowaireen, Kafar Naya, Azaaz, Al Baab, Kafar Nouran, Sandrieh, Deir Hafer.

Peaceful revolutionary activities:

1.  Rural Aleppo- Menbej- large sit-in by freedom callers demanding the release of detainees who were arrested today, the demands were achieved, the detainees were freed having been subjected to humiliation, severe beatings and abuse because of their participation in todays demonstrations.

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