Saturday, May 19, 2012

Report on the province of Aleppo and its surroundings 19/05/2012


1. Rural Aleppo- Al Abzimo/ Al Hamdanieh- Assad militia commit a massacre inside Aleppo city by opening fire onto a car at ‘3000’ roundabout, south of Al Mowt roundabout in Al Hamdanieh, where a family were living who are originally from Al Abzimo in the area of Al Atareb. A father, mother, son and daughter were in the car which led to the martyrdom of the pregnant mother ‘Wafaa Hassan Aessa’ and her unborn child, as well as the martyrdom of her two children, the father was injured and is now in critical condition in intensive care.

• Wafaa Hassan Aessa’ and her unborn child
• Ibrahim Abdul Haleem Batayhi aged 14 years old
• Fatima Abdul Haleem aged 12 years old

2. Rural Aleppo- Al Azaaz- martyr Farouq Aboud Habto, martyred today by bullets from Assad brigades at the checkpoint between Hayyan and Bayanoun, he is originally from Azaaz town.

3. Rural Aleppo- Al Atareb- martyrdom of the hero ‘Hassan Irabi’ originally from Al Atareb, he was martyred in Sarmada village at the hands of the Syrian army.


1. Rural Aleppo- Al Atareb/ Al Abzimo- a young male was injured resulting from a bullet from Assad loyal snipers

2. Rural Aleppo- Al Atareb- a young male shot in the thigh, was rescued by members of the Free Syrian Army

3. Aleppo university- college of Science- heavy spread of security units in the college square.

4. Rural Aleppo- Azaaz- the effects of damage and destruction in the town after the Assad army and thugs attacked the house of a civilian, followed by destroying and stealing private property.

Olive tree branches were broken off trees on agricultural land.

Demonstrations that had fire opened onto:

1. Aleppo city- Al Baab- heavy gunfire opened onto demonstrators in attempt of spreading fear and terror, but the demonstrators challenged the gunfire and repeated revolution-related chants and phrases like ‘Allahu abkar’.

Places that were bombed/ shelled:

1. Rural Aleppo- Azaaz- many smoke columns present resulting from the shelling, the sounds of shelling and gunfire from heavy machine guns can be heard.

2. Rural Aleppo- Bayanoun- as usual, Assad brigades opened fire from heavy machine guns onto the town to terrorise the citizens.

3. Rural Aleppo- Hayyan- as usual, Assad brigades opened fire from heavy machine guns onto the town to terrorise the citizens.

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

1. Rural Aleppo- Azaaz- movement of tanks around the city, followed by raids.


1. Al Aathamieh- Doctor ‘Ahmad Ghandour’ was arrested from his clinic by air force security although he had no revolutionary activity, neither did he involve himself in any revolutionary work. This is classified under the campaign of arresting educated citizens and thinkers in Aleppo.

2. Rural Aleppo- Al Abzimo- Assad militia arrest ‘Mustafa Taher’ a student from the town of Al Abzimo, in the college of Electrical engineering at Aleppo university, a second year Dentistry student.

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.

Activity in Aleppo university

1. College of Civil engineering- sit in became a demonstration

‘Saad Allah Al Jabri square… We are coming to you’

The people want to topple the regime

2. College of Science-

Demonstrations in the city

3. Al Sikaree- demonstration took off from Al Ikhlaas mosque

Long video-

4. Hanano housing- demonstration took off from Amr Bin Al Jmou mosque

5. Al Hillok- evening demonstration

6. Al Baab- evening demonstration

7. Al Haydarieh- demonstration took off from Al Fatih mosque

8. Al Marjeh- large demonstration took off from Al Hassan Wal Hussein mosque in response to
the high security presence in the neighbourhood

9. Al Miyassar-

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Mechanical engineering, Salah Al Din, Saif Al Dowleh, Kasr grove, Sheikh Fares, Al Miyassar.

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.

1. Menbej- evening demonstration-

2. Al Abzimo- funeral demonstration of the family massacred in Aleppo city committed by security-

3. Kafar Karmin- evening demonstration

4. Kafar Nouran- evening demonstration chanting for Idleb and the Free Syrian Army-

Sheikh Drir-

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Abbad.

Peaceful revolutionary activities:

1.  College of Civil engineering- sit in with red roses, followed by a prayer for the souls of the martyrs.

Revolutionary anthem-

2. Saif Al Dowleh- tyres were burned to block the roads in solidarity with the demonstration in Al Sikaree outside Al Nasr mosque


1. Rural Aleppo- Al Azaaz- funeral of martyr ‘Farouq Abd Habto’

2. IMPORTANT- Aleppo university- a UN observer on Thursday 17/05/2012 was seen at the university ceremony

Late videos

1. Faculty of Economics 17-5-2012-

2. Salah Al Din-


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