Syria Today 23-12-2012

Local Coordination Committees in Syria

The number of martyrs in Syria has risen to 208 thus far, among them dozens of children and women: 106 martyrs were reported in Hama, among them 94 due to the massacre at the bakery in Helfaya; 51 in Damascus and its Suburbs; 32 in Aleppo, including 13 in Sfeira; 7 in Homs; 6 in Daraa; 2 in Deir Ezzor; 2 in Raqqa; 1 in Lattakia and 1 in Idlib. Note that the toll will likely increase due to the continuation of retrieving bodies from under the rubble in Helfaya after a bakery was shelled.

The LCC managed to document 316 points of shelling. Of them, heavy aerial shelling was reported at 25 points, the most intense being in Helfaya, Hama’s suburbs; shelling with TNT barrels at 4 points; and shelling with cluster bombs at 3 points. Also, mortar shelling was reported at 118 points, artillery shelling at 115 points and missile shelling at 52 different points in Syria.

In addition, the Free Syrian Army clashed with the regime’s army at 156 points, blocked a military convoy and gained control of a vehicle and an armored vehicle on the road to Deir Ezzor. In Binnish, helicopters which were shelling civilians were blocked, the FSA in Hasakeh liberated Tal Barak and in Damascus, they gained control of the checkpoint at Sahaba Mosque in Teshreen neighborhood and captured several members of the popular committees. In Aleppo, they gained control of Tal Enjar battalion, which is near Meng Airport, and in Hama they liberated Meleh checkpoint in Bseireen

Homs: Regime forces threw bombs containing gases in Khalediya neighborhood, these gases lead to muscle relaxation,severe difficulty in breathing and myosis, the doctors couldn’t know its type

Damascus Suburbs: Zabadany: Heavy artillery shelling at Zabadany-Damascus Highway is reported, in conjunction with fierce clashes between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces at the highway

Damascus: The Free Syrian Army stormed the checkpoint of 30th Street and took control of several weapons. They also stormed a Shabiha center

Damascus Suburbs: Theyabieh: Heavy shelling of the town with missile launchers and artillery is reported

Deir Ezzor: Fierce clashes between the Free Syrian Army and the regime’s army are reported around Sina’aa Roundabout, accompanied by heavy artillery shelling at the city’s neighborhoods

Damascus Suburbs: Yabroud: Shelling of the city is reported and the industrial school was targeted with several shells
Damascus: Shelling of the capital’s southern neighborhoods, as well as the cities and towns of Eastern Ghota, has intensified and the sounds of shelling are shaking the capital’s neighborhoods

Damascus: The Free Syrian Army gain control over Teshreen neighborhood’s checkpoint and capture 17 soldiers

Damascus Suburbs: Yabroud: Several wounded were reported due to the missile and artillery shelling which targeted the city, with more than 5 shells and missiles landing so far

Aleppo: Sfera: Fierce shelling is reported in the city by rocket launchers

Aleppo: Kafr Hamra: Heavy artillery shelling targets the town

Daraa: Taseel: Artillery shelling of the town is renewed for the 3rd time

Damascus: The Free Syrian Army gain control over Teshreen neighborhood’s checkpoint and capture 17 soldiers

Damascus: Zamalka: heavy artillery shelling and mortar shells target the town

Damascus: Massive explosions were heard, accompanied by heavy gunfire which was heard in Baghdad Street and Abassiyeen

Daraa: Lajah: Fierce artillery shelling targeting Taf, Baaiyat and Sateh Zahnan towns from Regiment 89 was reported

Hama: Violent artillery shelling by the artillery that is located in the village of Bari Sharqi towards the villages of Aqirbat and Jabal Al-Balaas was reported

Aleppo: The Free Syrian Army reportedly gained control of Tal Anjar Battallion that is located near the Mangh Military Airport

Aleppo: Violent artillery shelling of the Bostan Al-Qosour neighborhood was reported

Qunaitra: Intense random gunfire was opened from the barracks that are located north of the village of Jeba targeting the village

Daraa: Otman: A pregnant woman was martyred and dozens injured, most of them critically, from the shelling of the town using Gvozdika shells, targeting civilian homes. Many homes were destroyed

Damascus: Barzeh: Shelling with mortars targets the neighborhood

Daraa: Yadouda: Heavy and indiscriminate gunfire is reported from the checkpoints located in the town

Daraa: Heavy artillery shelling of the towns of Hrak, Soura, Kerk, Kaheel and Eastern Gharia is reported

Damascus: Two massive explosions shook the Teshreen neighborhood. The sources of the explosions are unknown.

Damascus: Qaboun: Several shells hit the neighborhood

Daraa: Kaheel: The shelling of the village from the Saiba barracks was renewed using anti-aircraft systems and mortar shells. They targeted the road that links Moheel to Gharieh Sharqieh with several mortar shells.

Daraa: Crac Sharqi: Artillery shelling of the town and three shells dropping on it until now were reported

Hama: Missile and artillery shelling is renewed from Hama Military Airport and from Tayzeen and Rabie checkpoints. Shelling targets the villages and towns of the northern suburbs

Hama: Taibet Al-Imam: Heavy artillery shelling, from the artillery located at Zein Al-Abedine Mountain, targets the city

Damascus Suburbs: Erbeen: The shelling of the city using rocket launchers and mortar shells, accompanied by clashed between the Free Syrian army and the regime forces from the direction of the Motor Vehicle administration was renewed.

Raqqa: Massive cluster bombing targeting Mazarea Hatteen, Yareb, and Qahtanieh was reported. The area is witnessing a mass exodus.

Damascus Suburb : Althyabya : A mother and her tow children as well as tens of wounded civilians were reported due to mortar shelling targeted Althyabya and Hosynia Camp

Lattakia: Salma: Heavy artillery and missile shelling of the village is reported from Anbata Observatory

Damascus: Hajar Aswad: 2 martyrs and a number of wounded were reported due to the shelling of the neighborhood using missile launchers and mortars

Homs :Alghonto :Sever shelling using missiles by helicopters targeting the village

Hama: The number of martyrs has risen to 100, including 90 in a massacre of shelling a bakery in Helfaya using rockets. The number is estimated to rise because of the large number of wounded people and lack of medical supplies

Idlib: Kafranbel: Dozens of rockets and artillery shells are landing on the city after the arrival of a large number of those wounded by the shelling of a bakery in Helfaya

Hama: Bseireen: Heavy shelling of the village with missile launchers and tanks is reported

Homs: Krak des Chevaliers: Heavy shelling with artillery, missile launchers and Shilka is reported from the artillery located at Sayeh Mountain (in Wadi Al-Nasara) and the one located at Ras Al-Nabaa. The shelling targets Orfa and Haret Al-Turkman neighborhood

Damascus -suburb : Shelling continued around Almokelbya town ,while shelling targets the area between Zakya and Almqylbia ,a shell every five minutes

Lattakia: Artillery and rocket shelling from Zobar observatory towards the villages of Kurds Mountain renewed

Hama : Karnaz : Two martyrs and wounded peoplewere reported due to shelling with the rocket lunchers

Hama: Regime forces are shooting live ammunition at a demonstration in Gharb Mashtal neighborhood that started to condemn the massacre in Helfaya

Daraa: Khirbet Ghazaleh: A martyr, wounded people, and missing people were reported after a passengers bus was shelled by regime’s army tank at the international road at Khirbet Ghazaleh town and the search is still going on

Daraa:Eastern Algharya : Fierce shelling with Anti-airplane

Idleb :Taftanaz :fierce shelling with cluster bombs by the airplanes

Deir Ezzor: The Free Syrian Army encountered a military convoy at Deir Ezzor Road and seized control of a armored vehicle

Aleppo: Safera: Fierce clashes between the Free Syrian Army and regime’s army near the Defense Factories

Idlib: Jabal Al-Zawyah: Fierce shelling from the checkpoints in Sahl Al-Ghab, Jorein, and Dardara towards the villages in Jabal Al-Zawyah

Daraa: Kherbit Ghazala: Sound of massive explosion with unknown source, along with gunfire from the regime’s checkpoint at the north of the town

Homs: Talbisa: Fierce shelling by barrel bombs from warplanes is reported in the city

Aleppo: Andan: 2 children were martyred and several wounded were reported due to artillery shelling in the city

Aleppo: Izaz: Fierce clashes between the FSA and regime forces were reported inside Meng Military Airport, this is accompanied by mortar and artillery shelling in the city

Damascus: The FSA gains control of Masjed Sahaba checkpoint in Tishreen neighborhood and arrests some members of the People Committees

Hama: Helfaya: Dozens of martyrs and wounded were reported due to shelling a bakery by the regime forces

Hama: Kafer Zyta: mig warplanes targets the city

Homs: Qusair: Renewed shelling in the northern neighborhood of the city using Gvozdika artillery

Raqqah: Severe artillery shelling was reported on the outskirts of the city

Homs: Eastern Al-Buwaida: Severe artillery shelling targets the town, along with TNT barrels that were thrown by regime warplanes

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: Regime forces attempt to storm the city as intense clashes with the Free Syrian Army take place at several point; this is accompanied by rocket and artillery shelling of the city

Damascus Suburbs: Douma: Rocket and artillery shelling targets the city and is concentrated on the vicinity of Hajj Radi bakery,strong explosions are heard as a result

Damascus: Rocket shelling has intensified in the southern neighborhoods

Damascus Suburbs: Saqba: Warplanes shell the town

Damascus Suburbs: Saqba: Renewed aerial shelling in the residential neighborhoods was reported

Homs: Mortar shelling in Deir Baalba was reported along with fierce clashes betweeh the FSA and regime forces in Seteen street

Aleppo: The warplane threw barrel bombs in Karm Jabal neighborhood which led to damages in Abdullah Saraj Mosque, along with fierce clashes between the FSA and regime forces at the outskirts of the neighborhood

Damascus Suburbs: Saqba: Martyrs and wounded civilians were reported due to shelling by Sukhoi planes that are bombarding the residential neighborhoods with thermobaric bombs

Aleppo: Four wounded were reported due to a rocket that exploded in the sky as warplanes shelled the neighborhood of Karam Al-Tahhan

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: The Free Syrian Army destroyed two tanks belonging to regime forces near the police station

Aleppo: Saifara: Martyrs and wounded were reported, along with the destruction of a number of homes, due to warpanes that have bombarded the city with TNT barrels

Aleppo: A number of civilians have been martyred and many injured due to shelling by warplanes that have targeted civlian homes in Sultan Street in Maseer Neighborhood

Damascus Suburbs: Artillery shelling from Ma’amel Al-Bawari Checkpong and Sba’a Bridge was reported on Mattar Road, targetting the twons of Zabdeen, Deir Al-Asafeer, and Maliha

Damascus Suburbs: Harasta: Continuous artillery and rocket shelling was reported in the perimeters of the Vehicle Management and a number of neighborhoods in the city

Damascus Suburbs: Yabroud: Many shells have landed in the city, along with sounds of strong explosions due to shelling

Damascus: Mortar shelling targets the neighbrohood of Hajar Al-Aswad, along with clashes between the Free Syrian Army and regime forces in 30th Street

Damascus: Severe shelling targets the area of civilian areas in Asali Neighborhood and the area of Jamiyat in Sbeineh

Damascus Suburbs: Harasta: Shelling with rocket launchers targets a number of neighborhoods in the city

Deir Ezzor: Warplanes launch an airstrike in the neighborhood of Sheikh Yaseen

Damascus Suburbs: Yabroud: Injured civilians were reported due to artillery and rocket shelling in the city

Idlib: Jisr Al-Shaghour: Severe shelling from tanks targets the Jdeideh Village

Lattakia: Akrad Mountain: Artillery shelling targets the Akou Village

Damascus Suburbs: Nashabiyeh: MiG planes launch a number of airstrikes in the town

Damascus Suburbs: Zabadani: Renewal of severe artillery shelling in the city

Damascus Suburbs: Fierce shelling targets the towns of Sayyeda Zainab, Hojairet Al-Balad, Thiabieh and Bwaida

Aleppo: Safera: 12 people were martyred, including 7 women and a child, and dozens were injured due to warplane shelling in the city

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: Warplanes raided the residential neighborhoods in the city several times and cluster bombs were thrown

Damascus: Midan: A mortar shell has landed in the area of Faa’a. Martyrs and wounded were also reported

Lattakia: Jabal Al-Turkman: Artillery shelling targets Beit Anwan, Saraya, and Khadraa villages

Damascus Suburbs: Irbeen: Regime’s warplanes raided the city in conjunction with artillery shelling from Vehicles Managment

Daraa: Eastern Gharia: Fierce artillery shelling in the town

Homs: Renewal of artillery shelling in the neighborhoods of Old Homs

Homs: Rastan: Rocket shelling targets the city as TNT barrels were dropped from helicopters

Homs: Injuries were sustained, among them children, due to shelling with mortars and rocket launchers targeting the northern and western regions of Deir Baalba district

Retrieving the Wounded in Saqba, Damascus Suburbs

Thermobaric Bombs Thrown in the Town of Eastern Al-Ghouta

Shelling in Maliha, Damascus Suburbs

Wounded due to Shelling in Hamouriyeh, Damascus Suburbs

Warplanes Shell Talbiseh, Homs

Warplane Flight over Jobar Neighborhood, Homs

Shelling Jobar Neighborhood, Homs

Targeting school in Irbeen, Damascus Suburbs

Martyr Burhan Moslam in Saqba, Damascus Suburbs

Shelling in Irbeen, Damascus Suburbs

Demonstration in Swaida Shouted for freedom

Shelling in Asali neighborhood, Damascus

Martyr Abdullah alsyed abunadim in Nashbya, Damascus Suburbs

Columns of smoke rises in Hajer alswad neighborhood, Damascus

Aftermath of Shelling in Saqba, Damascus

Martyr Omar Sameer Jarad in Kafarzeita, Hama

Effects of Shelling in Hayan, Aleppo

Shelling Jabal Akrad in Lattakia

Effects of Shelling in Shabaa, Damascus Suburbs

Clashes in Babila, Damascus Suburbs

Effects of Shelling in Harasta, Damascus Suburbs

Shelling in Sheikh Yaseen Neighborhood, Deir Ezzor

Treating Injured of the Halfaya Massacre, Hama

Statement by the leader of the Bashaer Battalion, Mahdi Barazi, from one of the training barracks

The Road that Links Hezzeh and Kafar Batana in Damascus Suburbs Targeted by Cluster Bombs

A Silent Demonstration near the Political Security Branch in Rukneddin, Damascus

Martyr Motasem Billah Ladhqani from Lattakia who died in the Massacre in Halfaya, Hama

Funeral of the Martyr Burhan Muslim in Saqaba, Damascus Suburbsذ

Saving a Child who was Wounded in the Shelling of Latamna, Hama

Burying Several Martyrs from the Massacre Committed in Halfaya Due to Shelling

Campaign to Clean Mosques from Signs of Burning and Shelling in Assali, Damascus

FSA liberate Meleh Checkpoint in Bsereen in Hama

Aftermath of shelling in Yarmouk Camp in Damascus

A Mass Grave was Discovered in Bebila, Damascus Suburbs

Shelling on Zamalka, Damascus Suburb

The Martyr Mahmoud Al-Okla in Yarmouk Camp, Damascus

Martyr Hamdi Abduljaleek Khan in Erbeen, Damascus Suburbs

Martyr Child Muhammed Murad in Andan, Aleppo

Martyr Child Ahmed Muhammed Musaab in Andan, Aleppo

Delivering Food Baskets in Yadouda, Daraa

Shelling in Latamna, Hama

Aerial Shelling in Kheir Shops in Ein Terma, Damascus Suburbs

Massacre due to Shelling in a Bakery in Helfaya, Hama

Shelling Thiyabiya in Damascus Suburbs

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