Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Report on the province of Aleppo and its surroundings

• Rural Aleppo- Anadan- the fall of several shells on a house that holds women and children, which led to a massacre, it is being evacuated of martyrs and wounded from underneath the rubble, six (6) bodies were removed so far, three (3) of which were children and one (1) woman, the number is expected to increase:

1. Abd AlBaset Ismail Naseef
2. Manal Naseef
3. Ismail Nizar Naseef
4. Abd AlBaset Nizar Naseef
5. Omar Mohammad Abd Al Rahman Naseef
6. A two-month old baby girl

Videos of some of the martyrs after they were pulled out from under the rubble from their homes:

A video and a picture of one of the child martyrs:

7. Mohammad Sadiq Amouri, one of the martyrs who reached the field hospital but died after the tank shell fell in Andan:

• Rural Aleppo- Hreitan- Recovery of four (4) bodies from one family and the body of one other martyr, resulting from the shelling that the city is being exposed to:

Martyrs of the Sarhan family massacre:

8. Al Haj Sobhi Sarhan
9. Saad Sobhi Sarhan
10. Adel Sobhi Sarhan
11. Wael Nathmi Sarhan

Photos of the martyrs from the family:

12.  Ahmad Mutih Abras, his body was burned after his death:

• Rural Aleppo- Bayanoun-

Martyrdom of the two youth as a result of the indiscriminate shelling on the town:

13. Shihood Mahmoud Amaya14. Mahmooh Qassem Amaya

Farewell of the loved ones to the martyrs:

15. Eid Bin Ali Al Issa- His body was found burned this morning, his family were not able to resuscitate him and bury his body because of the shelling and the deployed snipers, born in 1967 from Tal Al Damman of the Mount Simon district.

Rural Aleppo- Al Baab-

16. Mustafa Othman, died in the city of Al Baab after he was shot by Assad gangs.


1. Rural Aleppo- Anadan- infants, children and adults, injured and martyrs, all resulting from the violent, heavy shelling by the murderous Assad army onto Anadan.

Pictures of the martyrs of the Anadan massacre:

One of the injured in a field hospital:

The evacuation of the martyrs of the massacre from their home:

2. Rural Aleppo- Hreitan- Abu Bakir Al Sideeq mosque was stormed, it was burned and desecrated... The Qoran was desecrated when it was burned, in addition to the writing of statements that are offensive to Muslims on the walls of the mosque.

Demonstrations that had fire opened onto:

1. Rural Aleppo- Mengh- heavy fire was opened onto the funeral of the martyr ‘Mohammad Abd Al Raouf Hamsho’ during his funeral procession in the town.  Shooting remained continuous on the town meaning the mourners could not deliver the body to the place of burial.

2. Al Sikaree- Security opened fire onto demonstrators that came out in an evening demonstration in the neighbourhood.

Places that were bombed/ shelled:

1. Kafar Halab- indiscriminate bombing at dawn time by tanks and heavy fire from machine guns in the direction of the homes in Kafar Halab resulting in a number of injuries including a father and his daughter.

• The bombing started on each of Anadan, Hreitan, Hayyan and Bayannoun during the early hours of sunrise, using tanks and artillery stationed at the Faculty of artillery and air intelligence in Aleppo, both Anadan and Hreitan witnessed helicopter bombing of civilian homes.

A case of large displacements of the remaining population in the rural villages of Aleppo who were not safe from the bombing, several shells fell on Kafar Hamra where thousands of displaced civilians were staying, presence of bad humanitarian conditions due to the blockade imposed on the region and the incessant shelling with artillery and tanks.

2. Hreitan- very heavy shelling of the city, more than 20 shells have been dropped so far from the artillery school accompanied by heavy shelling from tanks and heavy machine guns from the barriers scattered around the city:

Very heavy shelling and missiles pouring down like rain onto the town, shells are being incessantly fired, one after the other, onto the town.

3. Anadan- artillery shelling on Anadan:

•  Demolition of a large number of homes as a result of bombardment and the fall of a number of martyrs under the rubble, the effects of destruction of the homes of civilians:

• Burning of agricultural land resulting from the violent, barbaric bombardment:

• The house where the massacre occurred and the effects of where the shell was clearly dropped:

4. Bayanoun- Renewed shelling this morning on Bayanoun and Hayyan, heavy shelling and gunfire on Bayanoun:

Many casualties among the local people as a result shelling and snipers, resulting in the fall of at least two martyrs. Very important for media: the people were trying to help save a wounded person with the help of the head of the village, who raised a white flag to aid the persons recovery, but Assad forces continued to shoot:

• In the evening: Fall of three shells onto Bayanoun creating the sound of a loud explosion.

5. Hayyan- Renewed shelling this morning on all of Bayanoun and Hayyan.

Constant bombardment on the town of Hayyan, a number of houses were destroyed and demolished as a result of the indiscriminate bombing and shelling from helicopters onto houses.

Evening: the town of Hayyan received artillery fire, columns of smoke rose from houses.

• Bayanoun and Hayyan: shelling from artillery, helicopters and heavy machine guns, tanks are present on the outskirts of both towns in preparation for storming them, significant displacement of citizens from the two towns:
Smoke columns rising due to the bombing:

• Shell targeted a civilian car on the road between Bayanoun and Hayyan which was trying to escape the bombing resulting in the martyrdom of those inside, it was very difficult to reach and pull out the bodies due to the presence of snipers on the road.

6. Ratyan- helicopter shelled the town with rockets.

7. Qubtan Al Jabal- the helicopter bombing of Qubtan Al Jabal town by shells and shrapnels:

8. Maarit Al Artiq- significant increase in the frequency of shelling on most of the areas since the early morning, mortars targeted agricultural crops as well as the targeting of a civilian car that was carrying people who were fleeing, on the road between Anadan and Maarit Al Artiq.

9. Kafar Hamra- the effects of violent, brutal shelling of Kafar Hamra, as part of a series of violent incessant shelling of towns and villages in rural North Aleppo:

One of the missiles used in the bombing:

• Kafar Hamra and Maarit Al Artiq- shelling of both the villages of Kafar Hamra and Maarit Al Artiq after the citizens from neighboring areas of Anadan, Hreitan, Bayanoun and Hayyan fled to take refuge.

10. Kafar Karmin- the fall of a missile on a house, empty of its inhabitants because they had all been displaced, as well as the partially demolition of three houses in Kafar Karmin as a result of the rocket shelling fired last night.

11. Hardatnein- Some of the missiles that bombed the village of Hardatnein:

12. Tal Rifaat- rocket bombardment by Assad aircraft military on the city of Tal Rifaat:

13. Mengh- the town is under heavy fire from machine guns and anti-aircraft guns found inside Mengh military airport at night.

14. Al Atareb City: rocket-propelled grenades and artillery targeting Al Atareb city and its surrounding villages. Assad forces shower the city and neighbouring villages with rockets, along with the artillery shelling of civilians houses in Al Atareb.

Evening: After the failure of the Assad army forces from entering the Northern rural  Aleppo, rocket launchers were stationed north-west of Al Zahraa district, which were launching rockets onto the Northern countryside. The sound of guns in the neighbourhoods of Aleppo city pounding rural Aleppo. Firing rate of 5 rounds per minute and continues for 10 minutes.

Picture shows images of the defender type "120" and "130" self-propelled type cannons, which range between 30-35 km and can be increased:

Cases of gunfire

1. Rural Aleppo- Qabasin- the arrival of Assad army vehicles to the city, which start shooting randomly in a movement of intimidation of the people in a raid of Qabasin.

2. Al Baab- heavy gunfire throughout the city, as well as the sound of explosions and the use of heavy machine guns by Assad security, the sound of civilians calling ‘Tabir’ permeated throughout the city.

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

1. Rural Aleppo- Ratyan- A helicopter bombing the town:

2. Rural Aleppo- Anadan- helicopters flying over of Anadan and Hreitan participating in the violent and brutal shelling of the northern towns of rural Aleppo:

3. Rural Aleppo- Qubtan Al Jabal-  helicopters flying above and bombing the town:

4. Rural Aleppo- Hreitan- tanks participating in the bombing of Hreitan city:

5. Aleppo- Al Zahraa- rocket launchers stationed north-west of Al Zahraa district launching rockets onto the northern countryside:

Picture shows images of the defender type "120" and "130" self-propelled type cannons, which range between 30-35 km and can be increased:

Video showing the positioning as well as the sounds of artillery bombardment:

6. Rural Aleppo- Al Baab- Presence of PKC snipers on government buildings, along with the entry of two army pick-up vehicles to the city as reinforcements.

7. Khan Al Assal/ Rural Aleppo- Al Atareb- the arrival of new reinforcements consisting of two cannons and a car full of ammunition to Khan Al Assal at 7 pm today moving towards the City of Al Atareb.


1. Rural Aleppo- Al Abzimo- Assad gangs arrest a student in Aleppo University from the Faculty of Law,  whilst on his way to sit an exam, he is "Essam Abd Al Karim Saeed", this arrest took place on Saturday 06.09.2012, his only guilt was talking to a passenger next to him on the bus about the regimes army raid of Al Abzimo, we hold the Assad regime fully responsible for his safety.

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. Many demonstrations came out specifically in support of Aleppo suburbs where many massacres took place due to violent bombing and shelling.

1. Salah Al Din- morning demonstration after Fajr prayers from Saad mosque

2. Faculty of Architecture-

3. Faculty of Science- Large demonstration before students entered an exam.

4. Justice Palace- a demonstration in the Justice Palace chanting to topple the regime, which contained a statement read by the lawyer condemning the regimes brutal attacks of northern Aleppo countryside along with all the other Syrian cities, and condemned the regimes campaign of arbitrary arrests, which affected fellow lawyers:

Part of the statement read by a lawyers:

5. Salah Al Din- Demonstration took off from Al Taqwa mosque

6. Al Hillok- demonstration took off from Hamzeh mosque

7. Al Marjeh-

8. Al Sikaree-

Starting off the demonstration with a prayer for victory and for the revolutionaries:

Amazing demonstration including many revolutionary songs and chants:

Ending of the demonstration when security opened fire onto demonstrators:

9. Salah Al Din-

Crowds of demonstrators gathered in one of the streets of the neighbourhood:

10. Saif Al Dowleh- evening demonstration

11. Al Sakhour- evening demonstration

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Facutly of Electrical engineering, Al Shaar, Al Mashihad, Bostan al Qasr, Al Baab way, Al Baab way.

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.

1-2. Menbej- a demonstration after Duhr prayers from the Big mosque

The second demonstration took off in the market to the sound of the Revolutionary song "Janna Janna":

3. Ibeen- evening demonstration

4. Dabiq-

5. Anadan- what remains of the steadfast citizens of Anadan took off in the funeral procession of the martyr ‘Mohammad Sadiq Amouri’, in the middle of an electricity cut affecting the majority of Anadan city, 90% exodus of the people of Anadan after the massacre that took place, carried out by the brutal gangs of the Assad regime in Anadan, that led to the martyrdom of 6 martyrs from the same family.

Reported demonstrations with no video footage- Qubtan Al Jabal, Menbej.

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