Sunday, July 15, 2012


Report on the province of Aleppo and its surroundings

1. Rural Aleppo - Maryameen / Al Hellek district: Martyrdom of hero 'Khalid Mohammad Qasim', 37 years, father of 6, who was killed this morning in 'Afreen during an offensive at a shabeeha [regime thugs] checkpoint at the junction of Tal Salwar village. He is originally from Maryameen.

- Funeral procession in Al Hellek in the evening in front of his house:

The video shows 5 hero martyrs in addition to 'Khalid Qasim' from a battle in Tal Salwar, which claimed the lives of many martyrs, most being from rural Idlib, including:
- Waleed Habeeb
- Mostafa Saleh
- Hasan Hosrom
- 2 anonymous martyrs

* Video of the martyr 'Mohammad Fowzee Hafeth' who was martyred while defending the people of Azaaz. He is from the city of Mare' and was martyred yesterday (Friday).


1. Injured and wounded:
- Rural Aleppo - Azaaz: Elderly man injured with a shrapnel by the indiscriminate shelling:

An injured child due to the indiscriminate shelling:

Another injured man due to the indiscriminate shelling:

An injured civilian due to the burning of his house due to the gall of a shell and his child speaks of how his father is burnt:

- Rural Aleppo - Mare': Wounded child due the the shelling:

Other injuries in the field hospital that is filled with injured and wounded:

Another person injured:

- Rural Aleppo - Qabtan Al Jabal: Some of the wounded due to the violent shelling by Assad's criminal brigades 13/07/2012:

2. Rural Aleppo - Azaaz: Electricity buildings targeted during a heavy and continued shelling campaign on the city:

The targeting of a children's nursery and all the educational schools in the city:

The impact of the indiscriminate shelling on one of the shops:http://youtube/Xp0iZfP1S4g

The shelling even targets mosques:

Targeting of civilian businesses and homes:

The fall of a rocket on one of the houses and its destruction:

Targeting civilian cars:

Even animals have not been spared by the indiscriminate shelling:

From yesterday: Burning due to the indiscriminate shelling:http://youtube/JRAyl2SXKfk

3. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: Civilians flee the city after a terrifying night of artillery shelling from the School of Infantry that targeted schools and residential areas.

4. Rural Aleppo - Al Atrab: The impact of Assad's shelling on the industrial area and the houses:

Impact of Assad's shelling on houses:

Impact of artillery shelling on schools:

5. Rural Aleppo - Qabtan Al Jabal: The impact of destruction due to the continuous shelling for more than a month:
Targetting one of the schools:

The extent of destruction of residential houses:

6. Rural Aleppo - Kafrnooran: Electricity is cut off to Kafrnooran and surrounding villages in conjunction with continuous shelling from the 46th regiment.

7. Rural Aleppo - Mare': The impact of shelling in the city, one of the rockets falling on a building:

Video footage after the shelling showing the scale of destruction and the state of panic:

8. Karam Al Jabal: Heavy security presence in front of Al Isra' mosque and Jabal Abu Ghaneem road in front of the furnace, to prevent any demonstrations in the district.

Cases of gunfire

1. Rural Aleppo - Al Salameh: Heavy open fire from Assad's gangs stationed south of the village and from the border centre in the direction of residential houses in Al Salameh, Azaaz.

Places that were bombed/ shelled:

1. Rural Aleppo - Bataboo: Rocket and artillery shelling at dawn today from the 46th regiment.

2. Rural Aleppo - Al Atrab: Heavy shelling that started at dawn:

- Heavy and continuous shelling for more than an hour until midnight with artillery and rocket launchers and smoke is billowing, causing substantial damage to homes, with a cut off of electricity and communications.

3. Rural Aleppo - Azaaz: Continued indiscriminate shelling for the 14th day in a row with a shortage of vital supplies:

- Modern helicopters shell the city with rockets.
- Rocket shelling from the military airport.
- Heavy shelling from tanks stationed outside the city from the north side.
- Assad's machines continue to target civilians and the shelling is incessant, particularly mortar shelling which has caused great destruction, and an attempt to raid the city from more than one side.

4. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: Rocket shelling targets the city, which is experiencing heavy shelling from Manegh military airport and the School of Infantry.
- Renewed shelling on the city targeting residential houses with rockets from the School of Infantry.

5. Rural Aleppo - Kafrnooran: The fall of several shells on the village from the 46th regiment and there is a state of fear and picnic among civilians in conjunction with a cut-off of electricity on Kafrnooran and surrounding villages.

6. Rural Aleppo - 'Anjareh: Heavy artillery shelling from the 46th regiment targeting residential houses.

7. Rural Aleppo - Mare': The fall of several indiscriminate shells from the School of Infantry, causing many injuries.
Smoke billowing from one of the shells or rockets:

8. Rural Aleppo - Qabtan Al Jabal: Renewed artillery shelling on the town in Sheikh Suleiman.

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

1. Rural Aleppo - Al Atrab: Helicopters in the sky:

- Spread of machines at the entrance of the city armoured vehicles hiding:

Change of direction to the farmland path and the spread of armoured vehicles on the entrances of the city:

2. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: Many helicopters flying this morning from Manegh airport north west of Tel Rif'at:

3. Rural Aleppo - Al Sahareh: Many flying helicopters in the western suburbs.

4. Rural Aleppo - Manegh: Strange movement of helicopters above rural Aleppo; dozens of helicopters seen between Manegh military airport and Kaweers airport in Aleppo.

Demonstrations that had fire opened onto:

1. Al Itha'ah district: Security open fire on an evening protest.


1. Tareeq Al Bab [the Arab Spring district]: Raids and arrests in the district at dawn today and a heavy presence of security in 5 cars which stormed the district. Security stood at Al Makhtar near Abdullah Bin Rawahah mosque.

2. Bostan Al Qasr: 4 pickup vans, a regime bus and 2 armoured vehicles raid the district at Al Khadrah market.

3. Al Itha'ah: Security gangs and shabeeha [regime thugs] arrested two females after a demonstration alongside name-calling and insulting them, in addition to arresting many young men calling for freedom (around 10, according to a preliminary estimate.)
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.

1. Ibla university: demonstration condemning the Treimseh massacre and supporting the stricken cities:

Calling for freedom:

2. Al Ashrafiyeh: Large evening demonstration from Salah Al Deen mosque:

3. Al Mashhad: Demonstration from Al Mo'mineen mosque towards Salah Al Deen in the direction of Al Shuhada' road and the convergence of Al Mashhad demonstration with one stationed in Al Shuhada' road:
In Al Mashhad:

Upon reaching Salah Al Deen, and chanting for Yarmouk refugee camp:

4. Salah Al Deen: Large demonstration in Al Shuhada' road with the participation of freedom-callers in Al Ansaree and Al Mashhad moving to Freedom roundabout:

5. Saif Al Dowleh: Evening demonstration from Al Sheet mosque towards Al Itha'ah region:

6. Ba'eedeen / Al Hallek: Large funeral procession for hero martyr 'Khalid Qasim' who was a member of the Free Syria Army and was martyred in the northern suburbs. His funeral was in Maryameen village and freedom-callers symbolically honoured him in front of his house:

7. Al Sheikh Firdous: Large evening demonstration in front of Al Sheikh Firdous mosque:

Reported daytime demonstrations with no video footage- Al Firdous (x3), Al Martini, Halab Al Jdeedeh [New Aleppo], Al Itha'ah, Al Hamdaniyeh (x2), Masakin Hanano, Al Sikaree, Bostan Al Qasr, Al Kallseh, Al Sakhoor,

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. Mare': Funeral procession for martyr 'Mohammad Fowzee Hafeth' at dawn:

2. Dabeq: Evening demonstration with live broadcasting:

Peaceful revolutionary activities:

1. Al Firdous- All shops in the neighbourhood are on strike in mourning and solidarity with the martyrs of Al Treimseh.


Rural Aleppo - Azaaz: Defections of around 4 military personnel with all of their equipment from a northern checkpoint.


1. Rural Aleppo - Al Atrab: Freedom-callers in a campaign to clean the streets from the rubble:

Delayed videos and news:

1. Rural Aleppo - Al Maqree village: Demonstration after Friday prayers:

2. Rural Aleppo - Al Tafree'ah: For the first time freedom-callers in Al Tafree'ah rise up after Friday prayers:

3. Rural Aleppo - Al Sikariyeh Al Kabeerah: Also for the first time freedom-callers rise up after Friday prayers:

4. Rural Aleppo - Shuyookh Fawanee: Large demonstration after Friday prayers:

5. Rural Aleppo - Ra'il: Demonstration after Friday prayers:

6. Rural Aleppo - Al Ziyadiyeh: Friday evening demonstration

7. Al Khaldiyeh: Friday evening demonstration despite the spread of security:

8. Bani Zeed: Friday evening demonstration in front of Abdulrahman Bin 'Ouf mosque:

9. Al Ashrafiyeh: Friday evening demonstration:

10. Sheikh Firdous: Friday evening demonstration:

11. Al Maysar: Friday evening demonstration:

12. Salah Al Deen: video from Friday evening "As I'm entering Aleppo"http://youtube/GcXPMH4hO2w

13. Bostan Al Qasr: Friday evening demonstration:http://youtube/42nuCn60COk

14. Bostan Al Qasr: Assad's security terrorise the residents:

Protestors face herds of security:http://youtube/EywArX4iBJc

Summary for 14/07/2012

Number of arrests: 12, in addition to a campaign of arrests at dawn in Tareeq Al Bab and Bostan Al Qasr.
Number of martyrs: 1
Number of protests: 22
Peaceful revolutionary activities: 1
Number of protests that had fire opened on them: 1
Number of cases of opening fire: 1
Number of shelled places: 8
Number of times that heavy army equipment was used: 4
Number of defections: 4


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