Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Report on the province of Aleppo and its surroundings 07/08/2012

1. Al Sha'ar: female 'Noora Mostafa', 26 years, killed from the shelling.

2. Aleppo: 'Turkee Khaseem Ibn Abdo', 28 years with a child, killed from sniper gunfire yesterday on his way to the airport.

3. Al Mayasar: 'Wael Othman Ibn Haseen', 30 years with 3 children, killed during the shelling on Salah Al Deen:http://youtu.be/MdBEUgSYqhE

4. Rural Aleppo - Bayanoun: female 'Leila Teit Bint Dargham', 22 years, killed from the shelling on Al Antharat district in Aleppo.

5. Rural Aleppo - Bayanoun: female child 'Muna Teit Bint Dargham', 10 years, killed from the shelling on Al Antharat district in Aleppo.

6. Rural Aleppo - Bayanoun: female 'Shatha Haj Haseen', married to a man from the Dargham family, was killed from the shelling on Al Antharat district in Aleppo.

7. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: 'Radwan Alo Al Sikran' killed from the shelling:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5WbB4eJPk4&feature=youtu.be

8. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: 'Abdo Marwan Damouk' killed from the shelling:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5WbB4eJPk4&feature=youtu.be

9. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: 'Yaser Abdul Kareem Aleito' killed from the shelling.
10. Saif Al Dowleh: 'Mohammad Habash Ghattas', 34 years, killed when a shell fell on his house.
11. Saif Al Dowleh: 'Ahmad Habash Ghattas', 32 years, killed when a shell fell on his house.
12. Saif Al Dowleh: 'Osama Habbash Ghattas', 27 years, killed when a shell fell on his house.
13. Saif Al Dowleh: 'Zaheer Bin Ahmad Abu Qous', 64 years, died from a shrapnel wound he had sustained on Sunday.

14. Al Sha'ar: unidentified martyr in one of the field hospitals:http://youtu.be/KiqPXRz-27M

15. Al Firdous: 'Mahmoud Haseen Badawee' killed from the shelling on Khan Al Asal, where he had fled to.
16. Al Firdous: 'Fadeel Ahmad Badawee' killed from the shelling on Khan Al Asal, where he had fled to.

17. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: 'Mahmoud Zaher Dandal' killed during clashes in Salah Al Deen:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=397352650324827&set=a.195390893854338.47572.195167877209973&type=1&theater

18. Saif Al Dowleh: 'Hamza Mohammad Shaheen', 35 years with 2 children, killed when a shell fell in front of his house.

19. Rural Aleppo - Al Bab: 'Alaa' Hassan Tamr Ibn Subhi' known as Al Zeitounee, was from Al Ansar brigade and was killed during clashes in Salah Al Deen.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=458901917483162&set=a.242268182479871.64409.201246229915400&type=1&relevant_count=1
-Bidding farewell to the martyr in his house:http://youtu.be/CjMqXY4zE_Q

20. Al Sha'ar - Sad Al Liwa': 'Hameed Bin Yaser' killed from the shelling:http://youtu.be/nsMoIcAdqIE

21. Rural Aleppo - Manbej: 'Omar Jamal Qarsalee', 34 years, killed during clashes.http://youtu.be/Ox8s3W6GLok

22. Rural Aleppo - Al Jeineh: 'Omar Haj Hamoud' died from a wound he had sustained on the 5th Ramadan from the shelling:http://youtu.be/cfmgb5Wkt3s

23. Rural Aleppo - Basartoun: 'Mohammad Nayef Al Khaleel', 40 years, killed from gunfire of Assad militias in Aleppo.

24. Rural Aleppo - Halfaya: 'Mohammad Mohammad Jamal' of the Abu Al Alameen brigade was killed during clashes in Salah Al Deen:http://youtu.be/I3tfupIPnao

25-26. Al Sakhour: 2 unidentified martyrs who were killed from the shelling on a school that was housing displaced refugees:http://youtu.be/Ax2bGZY9Ahk

27-29. Rural Aleppo - Kafar Halab: 3 unidentified handcuffed bodies found who were summary executed in the woodland in Kafar Halab.

30-31. Tareeq Shaqeef: 2 unidentified bodies found who were summary executed:http://youtu.be/RzKMOgR13D4

32-41. 10 handcuffed bodies found who were summary executed near the air intelligence [mukhabaraat] branch: http://youtu.be/oDlZrlGn5q8

42. Al Sakhour: 'Mahmoud Suleiman Al Firhoudee' killed from sniper fire in Bustan Al Basha. His body has not yet been retrieved due to the presence of snipers.
43. Al Sakhour: "Mahmoud Maqsous', 75 years, killed from the indiscriminate shelling.
44. Al Firdous/Salah Al Deen: 'Omar Abdo Shahadeh', 43 years, killed during clashes in Salah Al Deen.
45. Al Firdous/Salah Al Deen: 'Ibrahim Razouq Jum'ah', 45 years, killed during clashes in Salah Al Deen.
46. Rural Aleppo - Kafar Karamein: female 'Rabei'ah Ahmad Sanoun', whose husband is martyr Abdullah Sanoun, died from a wound she had sustained from the shelling yesterday. She died today.
47. Rural Idlib/Salah Al Deen: Doctor 'Ma'awiyah Haj Ahmad', 30 years, was killed from sniper fire in Salah Al Deen.
48. Al Mayasar: child 'Ibrahim Mahmoud Al Khalaf', 14 years, killed when a bus he was riding in was targeted.

*Documentation of names of those massacred in Bustan Al Qasr that happened yesterday and killed 10 people:
1. Father Abdul Lateef Qarree', 43 years.
2. Mother Wajeihah Qarree', 37 years.
3. Son Hatem Qarree', 15 years.
4. Son Bara' Qarree', 8 years.
5. Daughter Taghreed Qarree', 6 years.
6. Son Yousef Qarree', 1 year and a half.
7. Son Mahmoud Qarree' who remained under the rubble and is still missing.
8. Martyr outside of the family Samer Basal, 20 years.
9. Unidentified martyr who was found near the place where the shell targeted the house:
10. As documented yesterday, Mahmoud Ma'rawee Ibn Jamal.

*Dozens of bodies found in refrigerators in the Aleppo University hospital. Some were charred, some mutilated and some handcuffed. Nothing is known about the identities of the bodies:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDO8eoYRLP0
*Hassan Masto from Tareeq Al Bab was documented to have been martyred with 4 others as a result of the fall of a shell on houses on 01/08/2012.

1. Wounded and injured:
•Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: wounded from the indiscriminate shelling last night:http://youtu.be/t9PDnFqhaWU

•Al Sha'ar: an elderly woman wounded at dawn from the shelling, in addition 5 very young children who are less than 5 years old wounded.
-Very critical injuries from the indiscriminate shelling and footage showing a person whose entire foot has been lost:
-Amputating what remained of the foot:http://youtu.be/e2Y40f3cqZM
-Varied critical injuries from a large number of civilians and children:http://youtu.be/s3KgQlS0_1Q
-A child no older than 5 wounded by a shrapnel from the shelling:http://youtu.be/O6Y7C_lnMh8
-Someone critically wounded in the chest:http://youtu.be/6mBYClEpHX4

•Karam Al Beik: civilians critical injuries, including children:http://youtu.be/GpJyeh6RYtc

•Tareeq Al Bab: an injured civilian from the violent shelling last night and dawn today:http://youtu.be/EO440OCZoYA

•Salah Al Deen: Ibrahim Salqeenee Bin Abdul Rahman, nephew of the martyred Mufti Sheikh Ibrahim Salqeenee, was wounded from sniper fire at Al Hamdaniyeh stadium and explosive bullets. The injury is very critical and he has been pronounced clinically dead:http://youtu.be/o8xTz9VzLJ4
-The injured civilian is 39 and has 2 children. He was riding in a taxi when a sniper shot him at Al Hamdaniyeh stadium while he was returning from work. The taxi driver tried to help him and he too was shot twice in the shoulder.

•Al Kallaseh: a civilian wounded:http://youtu.be/0ZBZxFnY7RQ

2. Al Sha'ar: impact of shelling:http://youtu.be/i-P3j6IeKnk
-Place a shell fell and the extent of destruction:http://youtu.be/fp74fiMOFWo
-Impact of shelling on the municipal court:http://youtu.be/EPs27TvNUfk
-Civilians flee to the neighbouring districts and there is a dire humanitarian crisis.

3. Al Muwasalat: buildings ruined:http://youtu.be/_jDzpOMh-fs

4. Al Qaterjee: impact of destruction at Haseen bakery from the shelling:http://youtu.be/wQy1P3mMnl4
Impact of the barbaric shelling:http://youtu.be/KMw1baLn3YU

5. Saif Al Dowleh: impact of shelling and destruction:http://youtu.be/QyByW_ESxjI
Snipers targeting water tanks:http://youtu.be/8warR7X09ek
Pictures of the shelling:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=397380683660280&set=a.393575914040757.89955.393119440753071&type=1&theater

6. Karam Al Beik: impact of the barbaric shelling:http://youtu.be/L7xV1hROUFs

7. Masakin Hanano: great craters created by warplane shelling:http://youtu.be/lOQOQrCZJ6k
Impact of the complete destruction of houses and residential buildings in the youth housing:http://youtu.be/3rUyS1lPD1Y

8. Al Sakhour: impact of the barbaric shelling and the destruction of one of the buildings:http://youtu.be/KFeTZzKHxW0
Impact of shelling:http://youtu.be/rRqCFXpevB8
One of the shells that did not explode:http://youtu.be/Qcyhret-iX0

*Tour of one of the schools that sheltered displaced refugees that was shelled by warplanes:http://youtu.be/Ax2bGZY9Ahk
A witness who was near the school during the shelling:http://youtu.be/e4Fp4-PD1m8

9. Al 'Amariyeh: impact of the barbaric shelling:http://youtu.be/EsxDT5mR-6E

10. Salah Al Deen: the stricken district and the impact of destruction.
-Impact of destruction from inside one of the houses:
*Tour documenting the devastation in the district:http://youtu.be/VfVCLT-tKGw

11. Tareeq Al Bab: a doctor describes the shelling on a medical building:http://youtu.be/dBirCGAPYDc

-Youth housing:http://youtu.be/iZCSIzapyIQ
-Youth housing and the impact of shelling and destruction and an activist describes the events that took place:http://youtu.be/be72ksaTNU4

12. Bustan Al Qasr: complete destruction of buildings from air shelling:http://youtu.be/OjYa1dTH2XA

13. A bread crisis in the city:http://youtu.be/17CIwBZdkMU

14. Rural Aleppo - Al Atareb: continuous shelling that lead to complete destruction:http://youtu.be/viCvCllwE2Q

15. Ma'bar Al Salameh - Azaaz: a great number of displaced refugees:http://youtu.be/xrrsNlknT6Y

16. Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: impact of rocket shelling:http://youtu.be/RoP_JoaKfII
-A shell that fell on a civilian car:http://youtu.be/QumuIN58rUk

Demonstrations that had fire opened onto:

1. Tareq Bin Ziad: large demonstration in Al Rahman mosque, next to Al Sabeel district, for the first time, and security opened fire in an attempt to disperse demonstrators.

Cases of gunfire:

1. Al Ashrafiyeh: sounds of very violent clashes as a result of the clashes near the criminal security, and reports that some bullets penetrated Dar Al 'Ajazeh Al Qareeb in Al Ashrafiyeh. There is a state of panic the area.
2. Al Seiran Al Jdeedeh [New Al Seiran]: heavy gunfire heard.
3. Salah Al Deen: clashes are nonstop in the district.
4. Al Midan: sounds of heavy gunfire and continuous clashes.
5. Al Saba' Bahrat: violent clashes in the district and surrounding areas.
6. Sa'd Allah square: violent clashes near the square at the town hall and its surroundings at dawn.
7. Al Muhafathah: sounds of open fire from snipers at dawn.
8. Saif Al Dowleh: clashes and open fire at night.
Places that were bombed/shelled:

*Very clear footage of heavy machine gun shelling from warplanes overhead Aleppo city at 3:50 and 4:50:http://youtu.be/vvdc2ddsgoQ

1. Al Firdous: violent shelling at dawn and the fall of a number of martyrs and wounded.
-Indiscriminate fall of a number of shells on houses and the shelling is continuous.

2. Al Sha'ar: continuous shelling since late last night and up until the early hours of dawn today. A number of shells fell near the police station, which lead to the martyrdom of boy of around 17 years whose head was detached from his body. A 15 year old boy was martyred as well and 15 were injured, 3 of whom are in a critical condition.
-Shelling targeted Ibad Al Rahman mosque at the beginning of Tareeq Al Bab, which was housing a great number of refugees, causing the number of martyrs to raise:

-Renewed helicopter shelling in the afternoon.
-Violent shelling targeting the district and a number of injured.

3. Al Tarerjee:  a shell fell on Haseen bakery when it was filled with civilians  and causing the martyrdom of several of them.
-Intensified sheltakers fall of shells at Al Wahdad bakery.

4. Eastern districts: continuous violent artillery shelling at dawn on the districts of Karam Al Beik, Al Sha'ar and Al Muwasalat Al Qadeimeh. Around 50 are injured up until now and many are fleeing the area.

5. Saif Al Dowleh: renewed sounds of explosions and shelling in the outskirts of the district.

6. Masakin Hanano: jet planes shell all of the district and Al Sakhour at dawn with heavy machine guns and rockets.
-Continuous helicopter shelling and smoke billowing:

-Afternoon: warplane shelling and sounds of takbeers [Allahu atakersodtakerst] from mosques during the call to prayer.
-Fall of a shell from a MiG jet plane on a group of people at the bakery, which lead to several injuries and martyrs.

7. Al Sakhour: dawn: jet planes shell all of Masakin Hanano and Al Sakhour with heavy machine guns and rockets.
-Morning: violent MiG [Russian made military planes] shelling on residential buildings.
-Afternoon: helicopters resume flying overhead and the fall of 2 shells.

8. Al Qaseileh: continuous helicopter shelling with machine guns on the historic district in the old city.

9. Salah Al Deen: helicopters open fur with heavy machine guns.
-Morning: continuous barbaric shelling.

-Residential building on fire behitakers Al Deen school from the shelling:http://youtu.be/EOi9yiALEQA
10. Al Mayasar: helicopter shelling at dawn.
-Night: intensified shelling on the district and its surrounding areas.
11. Bustan Al Qasr: violent helicopter shelling:http://youtu.be/rOmMyRbmjlc

-Photos from the evening:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.330829497011032.74575.113270092100308&type=1

12. Al Ashrafiyeh: helicopter fly overhead and indiscriminately shell:http://youtu.be/Evf2hEkhS4k

13. Al Sheikh Maqsoud: warplane shelling on the eastern part of the district and the fall of a number of shells in Al Ingleez cemetery (a historic cemetery.)
14.  Old Aleppo: warplane shelling on Bab Al Hadeed and Bab Al Nasr.
15. Al Farafrah: high floors demolished in a number of buildings in Al Sijn road, behind Al Qadee mosque, from the shelling.
16. Al Maridian: shelling from warplanes behind Al Maridian hotel.
17. Al Itha'ah: warplane shelling:http://youtu.be/FwRTHCkm_vg
18. Al Mashatiyeh: fall of shells on a traditional Arab house belonging to the Al Sawas family and reports of the fall of martyrs and injured.
19. Al Kallaseh: mortar shelling targeting the house of Ahmad Zara', which lead to him breaking his lead. His wife was wounded and his 14-year-old daughter was killed.
-Night: mortar shelling on the district of more than 15 shells up un till now and the shells are still pounding.

20. Tareeq Al Bab: shelling indiscriminately targeting houses at night.
-Intensidied shelling at night on the diestrict and its surrounding areas.

21. Bab Al Hadeed: fall of indiscriminate shells.
22. Al Sikaree: violent shelling and the indiscriminate fall of a number of shells on houses.
23. Al Ma'adee: fall of 3 shells in Al Safeeree cemetery near Al Hassan wa Al Hussein mosque.
24. Al Maghayer housing: shelling on the district and a number of houses and a the minaret of Abu Hurairah mosque were hit.
25. Rural Aleppo - Al Hota: fall of 3 artillery shells on the village on civilian houses.
26. Rural Aleppo - Al Atareb: renewed shelling from the 46th regiment with rocket launchers and artillery.
27. Rural Aleppo - Al Tawameh: renewed shelling from the 46th regiment with rocket launchers and artillery.

*Rural Aleppo - Tel Rif'at: violent shelling yesterday night:http://youtu.be/mUdnGbvXQ2M
*Tareeq Al Bab: violent shelling:http://youtu.be/hrV81XzRzCo

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

1. Masakin Hanano: many helicopters flying overhead the eastern districts and above Masakin Hanano and Al Sakhour.
2. Al Ishrafiyeh: helicopters flying overhead that shell with heavy machine guns:http://youtu.be/Evf2hEkhS4k
3. Al Jamiliyeh: helicopters flying overhead that are shelling. The locations of the bombs are not clearly known.
4. Al Maridian: warplanes behind Al Maridian hotel:http://youtu.be/PPV1aIorFgo
5. Al Itha'ah: warplanes overhead shell the district:http://youtu.be/FwRTHCkm_vg
6. Rural Aleppo - Qubtan Al Jabal: helicopters continue to fly overhead the village: http://youtu.be/7jMZ42JMN5Q
7. Rural Aleppo - Deir Jamal: military reinforcements with jets flying on the outskirts of the town:http://youtu.be/_Ko3jfy1XTU
*Warplanes overhead Aleppo clearly shell the districts with machine guns:http://youtu.be/vvdc2ddsgoQ
*Justice palace: snipers stationed on the rooftop of the building:http://youtu.be/VkDxE9Pti0c
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. Al Qaterjee: demonstration after dawn prayers:http://youtu.be/10O6uEbmB8Y
2. Karam Al Jabal: morning demonstration after dawn prayers under shelling:http://youtu.be/nhq94uHRySE
3. Al Khaldiyeh: demonstration after late afternoonon prayers from Al Hassan mosque before iftaar [breaking fast time]:http://youtu.be/r1D4G4OqchM
4. Al Qaterjee: evening demonstration from Ibad Bin Bashar mosque despite the shelling and killing:http://youtu.be/-eGSIoYl1u0
5. Share' Al Neel/Tareq Bin Ziad: large demonstration in Al Rahman mosque opposite Al Sabeel district for the first time and security opened fire in an attempt to disperse the demonstrators:http://youtu.be/LWpimeDzMnM
6. Jam'iyet Al Zahra': evening demonstration from Fatimah mosque:http://youtu.be/9ahQh12C-j0
7. Al Khaldiyeh: evening demonstration after taraweeh [Ramadan prayers] in front of Al Ghufran mosque:http://youtu.be/y7o3WN_yFe4
Footage of freedom-callers:http://youtu.be/jYnwVhvylwk
Crowds of demonstrators marching:http://youtu.be/dALsWhlWIo4
8. Al Furqan: evening demonstration from Sa'd mosque-
Inside the mosque courtyard:http://youtu.be/X_C4P6mSO1E
Clips of the demonstration:http://youtu.be/Nq0if6ckAZ8
Replacing the flag with the revolution flag during the demonstration:http://youtu.be/xM7BNWelnPk

Reported demonstrations with no footage- Halab Al Jdeedeh [New Aleppo], Masakin Hanano, Al Mayasar.

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. Manbeh: founderl procession for martyr Omar Qaraslee:http://youtu.be/g048D2FAqUQ
Large funeralduring funeral prayers for the martyr:http://youtu.be/suPt_8rgauo
2. Maskabeh: evening demonstration in the market:http://youtu.be/K6T3f5SRtL4

Reported demonstrations with no footage- Hreitan, Al Khafseh, Arshaf.


1. Statement of the head of the Tareq Bin definesigade secring the defection of 8 soldiers from battalion 153 belonging to the northern region of command in Aleppo:http://youtu.be/10Ms3agUSJM
2. Defection of Captain of doctors of Aleppo Mohammad Wajiyeh Jum'ah:http://youtu.be/CGmh8ZUO-RE
3. Defection of Colonel Mohammad Ghazee Jameel from the ranks of the army in Aleppo.
-Defection of Colonel Khalid Eisa Al Eisa from the tanks of the air defense in Aleppo.
-Defection of Captain Muyad Mohammad Deib Agha from the ranks of the air defence battalion (Homs 98)
-Defection of First Lieutenant Ayman Ibrahim Al Hasasn from the tanks of the air forces.
-They formed the Dara' brigade in southern Aleppo:
4. Rural Aleppo - Al Safeirah: defection of Syrian parliament member Ali Al Bash Ibn Mohammad:http://youtu.be/qPZX5n41B2Y


1. Al Sha'ar: prayers of one of the heroes of Al Sha'ar after dawn prayers from Ibrahim Al Khaleel mosque:http://youtu.be/x3Xm8h5WdZU
2. Rural Aleppo - Azaaz: the political bureau in Azaaz regulates a transit to cross the border safely: http://youtu.be/4TL1BJ31u2k


Summary for 07/08/2012:

Number of arrests: 0
Number of martyrs: 52 in addition to a martyr from Hama and another from Idlib.
Number of protests: 19
Peaceful revolutionary activities: 0
Number of protests that had fire opened on them: 1
Number of cases of opening fire: 8
Number of shelled places: 27
Number of times that heavy army equipment was used: 7
Number of defections: 14, 2 non-military.


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