Sunday, August 5, 2012


Report on the province of Aleppo and its surroundings 04/08/2012

1. Al Sikaree: 'Mohammad Al Emad Hasoun', 18 years, martyred from a wound he had sustained from the shelling. He died in Turkey when he left treatment.

2. Jisr Al Neirab: 'Ahmad Ibn Abdul Rahman Maqsous', 25 years, martyred from the shelling.

3. Rural Aleppo - Al Ibzamo: 'Khaleel Mohamamd Khaleel' martyred from the rocket shelling.

Burying the martyr:

4. Rural Aleppo - Ma'raset Al Khan: 'Ali Zeidan' martyred from the shelling.

5. Rural Aleppo - Ibeen/Salah Al Deen: soldier 'Haseen Mohammad Abdul Mahed' who was wounded during clashes in Salah Al Deen. He died and was buried in Al Bab.

6. Al Sikaree: 'Emad Mohammad Mousa Al Najjar' killed by Assad militias:

7. Rural Aleppo - Al Ibzamo/Al Sikaree: 'Mohannad Ahmad Othman' who was turned into pieces and martyred from the shelling.

8. Rural Aleppo - Nabbal/Al Sikaree: 'Hamoud Tabal Abdul Hadee Jarak' who was turned into pieces and martyred from the shelling.

9. Al Ansaree: 'Mohammad Qadour Arabee', 37 years, martyred from sniper bullets.

10. Rural Aleppo - Al Bab: 'Hamoud Abdul Baset Al Mo'amar', 25 years, martyred during clashes in Bab Al Hadeed:

11. Rural Aleppo - Khan Al Asal: 'Mostafa Barakat Al Omar', 25 years, martyred during clashes in Khan Al Asal:

12. Rural Aleppo - Mare'/Al Sakhour: female 'Khadihaj Bint Shafee' Ahmad Al Arameh' who was killed in her house from a rocket from the helicopter shelling.

13. Rural Aleppo - Khan Al Asal: female 'Aminah Sandeel', 33 years, martyred from the shelling.

14. Rural Aleppo - Khan Al Asal: child 'Ziad Sandeel', 13 years, martyred from the shelling.

15. Rural Aleppo - Khan Al Asal: an infant child from the Sanadeel family, martyred from the shelling.

16. Rural Aleppo - Dabeq - Al Aweijeh area: 'Ibrahim Abdul Razzaq Al Hajji Al Jameelee Ibn And', 32 years with a 2 month old baby, was martyred 3 days ago from sniper bullets on the the way to Al Hamdaniyeh in Aleppo.

17. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: 'Ahmad Ibrahim Maryameenee' martyred from the helicopter shelling that targeted the car that he was driving in while he was on his way to Turkey:

18. Aqeewal: child 'Talal Khalousee', 15 years, martyred from sniper bullets.

19. Masakin Hanano: 'Fadel Madan Bin Mahmoud', 26 years, who was martyred from the barbaric shelling:

20. Masakin Hanano: second martyr in the district 'Basel Mohammad Khaleel', 23 years, martyred from the barbaric warplane shelling today:

21. Idlib - Atmeh/Al Kurah Al Ardiyeh roundabout: 'Abdullah Al Fatah' from Atmeh. He was a member of the Mos'ab Bin Ameer battalion.
*Image of martyr 'Mohammad Nabhan Attar' 03/08/2012:


1. Wounded and injured:

•Masakin Hanano: a person wounded with a shrapnel from a warplane rocket:

An attempt to transfer him to an ambulances:

•Bab Al Hadeed: a very great number of injured from the shelling, including a young child:

•Rural Aleppo - Tel Jibeen: around 5 injured and reports of an unidentified martyr due to the indiscriminate shelling.

2. Saif Al Dowleh: warplanes shell the district and target Aminah mosque with rockets and there is great destruction in the road and the mosque:

Destruction from inside of Aminah mosque:

Destruction of the infrastructure on the main road:

3. Al Sikaree: impact of shelling and destruction from the Assad's helicopters:

4. Masakin Hanano/Al Sakhour: fragments and impact of the indiscriminate shelling on the highway between Hanano and Al Sakhour.

Impact of rockets used:

Place rockets fell and fragments:

Extent of destruction in Al Sakhour:

5. Masakin Hanano: impact of shelling on the roads of the district:

6. Salah Al Deen: shells used against civilians:

Impact of destruction and shelling-
At the mosque:

On houses and residential buildings:

At Al Hurriyeh roundabout:

Collapse of a building from the shelling:

7. Al Maridian: residents flee from the indiscriminate plane shelling.

8. Rural Aleppo - Ma'raset Al Khan: a shell that fell on the village and its impact:

Targeting of Ma'raseh mosque:

9. Rural Aleppo - Taljibeen: place where shells fell and warplane shelling on the village:

One of the mosques targeted and the destruction:

Ruins and destruction:

Inside one of the houses:

Impact of rocket shells used:

Cases of gunfire:

1. Al Itha'ah: violent clashes remain between the Free Syria ARmy and Assad militias until the hours of the morning today:

Violent clashes in the morning:

2. Al Aryan area: clashes in Al Khandaq street at areas joining Turab Al Gharba and Agheer.

3. Al Martini/Al Maridian: violent clashes at the immigration building as warplanes shell the surrounding area.

-Violent clashes at the police headquarters and helicopters flying overhead shell around the area and the surrounding buildings the headquarters.

4. Al Sayid Ali and Qustal Al Haramee: renewed violent shelling between the Free Syria Army and shabeeha [regime thugs.]

5. Ariel telephone [Al Talifon Al Hawa'ee]: clashes bear the political security building.

6. Al Qal'ah [the citadel]: clashes around the citadel.

7. Aqeewal: violent clashes.

8. Al A'thamiyeh: violent clashes and reports that one of the checkpoints in the district has been liberated.

9. Bab Al Hadeed: clashes in the area.
Places that were bombed/shelled:

*Warplanes indiscriminately bombard several districts in the east and west Aleppo:

Warplane shelling before iftaar [breaking fast time] with heavy machine guns:

1. Al Itha'ah: warplanes shell indiscriminately and violently.

Warplane shelling towards Al Itha'ah at night:

Important: very clear footage of shelling from warplanes:

2. Al Sha'ar: indiscriminate shelling and clouds of smoke are billowing from the district.

Shelling one hour before iftaar [breaking fast time]:

-One of the shells fell on the transport road in front of Al Bidayah court, causing a big hole and great damage to one of the buildings.

Live footage of the moment a second rocket fell on the district:

3. Hanano barracks [Thaknet Hanano]: sounds explosions returned in the morning from the direction of the barracks, with 4 bombings in a row.

4. Saif Al Dowleh: shelling targeting residential buildings and Aminah mosque.
Warplanes pounding the district with machine guns:

Warplanes pound the district with rockets:

Smoke billowing from the heart of the district:

5. Al Sikaree: heavy presence of helicopters flying overhead, in conjunction with rocket and machine gun shelling:

6. Salah Al Deen: warplane and helicopter shelling from rockets and machine guns.
-Renewed violent shelling from warplanes, in conjunction with the call of evening prayers.
-A clip taken during the warplane shelling and the fall of a shell during filming in Al Shar'iyeh road:

7. Al Sakhour: reports of warplane shelling:

8. Masakin Hanano: warplane shelling on Al Sakhour and Masakin Hanano, injuries among civilians and damage to buildings.

A car hit from the indiscriminate shelling:

After extinguishing the fire, and reports of people present inside:

-Open fire from warplane machine guns on a funeral procession in Masakin Hanano.

9. Tareeq Al Bab: warplanes shell with rockets:

10. Al Martini/Al Maridian: warplanes shell with machine guns at Al Kurah Al Ardiyeh and near the immigration building.

-Tanks resume towards the immigration building and the resumption of shelling from the tanks and from warplanes on the buildings. Columns of smoke billowed from buildings, alongside continued clashes.

11. Al Ard Al Hamra: continuous artillery and warplane shelling on the eastern districts of Al Sakhour, Tareeq Al Bab, Al Sha'ar and Al Ard Al Hamra.

12. Halab Al Qadeemeh [Old Aleppo]/the citadel: warplanes shell the Directorate of Archaeological and Religious Endowments, opposite the Justice Palace in Old Aleppo, with rockets, and fire was lighted in the building and shells are still pounding on the surrounding buildings.

Helicopter shelling around the citadel:

-Shelling near Bab Al Hadeed and there are people injured from the shelling.

13. Bab Al Neirab: sporadic shelling from warplanes on Bab Al Neirab, Al Sha'ar and Al Sakhour.

14. Al Wabadiyeh: helicopters shell near Al Ansaree:

15. Rural Aleppo - Khan Al Asal: shelling which lead to several martyrs.

16. Rural Aleppo - Tel Jibeen: warplanes hover in the northern suburb sky and shell Tel Jibeen with explosive missiles.

17. Rural Aleppo - Anajareh: artillery shelling indiscriminately targeting houses.

18. Rural Aleppo - Batabo: artillery shelling on the town.

19. Rural Aleppo - Bashqateen: shelling from the 46th regiment on Anajareh and the fall of more than 4 shells on the village of Bashqateen.
*Yesterday: rural Aleppo - Kafar Halab: violent shelling from the 46th regiment:
*Warehouse that was targeted by rockets from warplanes:

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

1. Al Itha'ah: warplanes flying overhead shell buildings and anything in their sight:

2. Warplanes flying overhead the city in the eastern, western and southern districts:

3. Salah Al Deen: warplanes flying overhead:

4. Saif Al Dowleh: warplanes flying overhead at low altitudes:

5. Al Sikaree: helicopters shell the district:

6. Halab Al Jdeedeh [New Aleppo]: helicopters flying in large numbers overhead the districts and shell the surrounding districts with machine guns. Sounds of the shelling is frightening the civilians.

7. Al Sakhour: warplanes overhead:

*Highway between Hanano and Al Sakhour:

8. Tareeq Al Bab: warplanes pound the district with rockets:

9. Al Martini/Al Maridian: L-39 Albatros jets shell buildings with heavy machine guns, in addition to tanks heading once again towards the immigration building, that have resumed shelling and columns of smoke are billowing from the buildings with continued clashes.

10. Halab Al Qadeemeh [Old Aleppo]/the citadel: warplanes shell the Directorate of Archaeological and Religious Endowments, opposite the Justice Palace in Old Aleppo, with rockets, and fire was lighted in the building and shells are still pounding on the surrounding buildings.
Snipers stationed in Aleppo citadel:

11. Al Zabadiyeh: warplanes shell near Al Ansaree:

12. Eastern districts: warplanes shell the eastern districts of Aleppo and the Free Syria Army attempt to hit them.

13. Several tanks seen heading for university square at Al Kurah roundabout, and a tank was seen in Al Aksabras road in Al Furqan.

A number of tanks were monitored in Al Jawazaat road, at Al Kurah Al Ardiyeh and at the entrance of Al Maridian.


1-2. Rural Aleppo - Ratyan: arrest of two young men 'Hamed Abdul Jabbar Qawjeh', 18 years, and 'Ahmad Jameel Na'san', 18 years, as they were passing Al Kanadee checkpoint.
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 Salah Al Deen, Aleppo suburbs and the districts being shelled, as well as to persevere with the revolution until victory is gained, and to rebuild a better Syria for all. Freedom-callers also saluted the Free Syria Army.

1. Halab Al Jdeedeh [New Aleppo]: 2 large demonstrations from Al Rahmeh mosque and Al Sheikh Omar mosque that reached Al Nooran mosque:

With the participation of women:

In front of Omar mosque:

With the participating of women:

2. Al Khaldiyeh: evening demonstration:

Demanding for the detained from Al Khaldiyeh:

Clips of the great demonstration:

3. Masakin Hanano: evening demonstration despite the shelling and the fall of martyrs:

Crowds of freedom-callers:

4. Al Heidariyeh: very large evening demonstration:

Reported demonstrations with no footage: Al Sha'ar.

Demonstrations in rural Aleppo:

Similarly to Aleppo, all the demonstrations that came out chanted to topple the regime, for freedom, to execute Bashar and to show solidarity with Salah Al Deen, the districts being shelled and 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. Freedom-callers also saluted the Free Syria Army.

1. Al Ibzamo: funeral procession for martyr 'Khaleel Ahmad Khaleel':

Peaceful revolutionary activities:

1. Rural Aleppo - Al Bab: 'Our beautifyul city' campaign to clean the main roads:


1. Defection of Major General 'Mohammad Fares' after the 4th attempt to meet with the leader of the Northern Asafet brigade of the Free Syria Army in Azaaz. He is now in Turkey:

2-3. Defection of Colonel 'Ibrahim Mohammad Hareeree', head of security guards in Aleppo and Lieutenant Colonel 'Mahmoud Haza' Al Ruhayyem', head of traffic investigations in Aleppo from the interior ministry.

4. Rural Aleppo - defection of judge 'Mohammad Anoor Majnee' who exposed works of the Assad regime in Afreen:

*Southern suburbs of Aleppo: defection of Colonel 'Mostafa Al Alee' from the ranks of 5th regiment border guards and the formation of Al Farouq brigade on 30/07/2012:


1. Rural Aleppo - Al Bab: formation of the military council belonging to Al Tawheed brigade:
Announcement of joining Al Tawheed brigade:

2. Rural Aleppo - Anajareh: parody with a Homsi twist and a tribute to the noble Homs:

Delayed videos and news:

1. Rural Aleppo - Baza'ah: evening demonstration on Friday of victory in Deir Ezzor:


Summary for 04/08/2012:

Number of arrests: 2
Number of martyrs: 20 in addition to a martyr from Atmeh in Idlib.
Number of protests: 7
Peaceful revolutionary activities: 1
Number of protests that had fire opened on them: 0
Number of cases of opening fire: 9
Number of shelled places: 19
Number of times that heavy army equipment was used: 13
Number of defections: 4, one being from 30/07


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