Syria Today 18-1-2013

Local Coordinations Committee in Syria

Freedom.. a resounding word that was raised by our students in the University of Revolution since the beginning of this revolution in the face of the regime of tyranny. A regime that attacked free speech before the people. Those brave students have always bled for this word until the Aleppo University massacre happened, which left more than eighty student martyrs
The LCC in Syria documented 254 demonstrations in different parts of Syria, the biggest among them were reported in Idlib by 75 demonstrations in which the demonstrators chanted for the students of the University of Revolution and greeted the souls of its martyrs. This was followed by Aleppo by 59 demonstrations in which the demonstrators confirmed their continuous struggle against the regime of tyranny until the victory. In Hama 55 demonstrations were reported in which the revolutionaries announced their support to Aleppo university and confirmed their demand for the regime’s ouster. In Damascus and its suburbs demonstrators chanted in 43 demonstration despite of the massive shelling on their cities and towns, they confirmed that they will continue to face the struggle against the regime and their military gunfire with all the possible and available ways. In Deir Ezzor demonstrators went out through 31 demonstrations confirming the unity of all the Syrian people with all their cultural, regional, national and social classes against the regime and chanted for Aleppo University students. In Daraa the Free Syrians went out in 20 demonstrations chanted through them for regime’s ouster. In Homs, and despite the siege and continuous shelling, demonstrators went out in seven demonstrations renewing their calls for the downfall of the regime. In Hasaka, nine demonstrations marched calling for freedom and the downfall of the regime. In Lattakia, five different demonstrations went out in solidarity with Aleppo University students. And in Rakka, four different demonstrations with calls for freedom and the downfall of the regime were reported.

By the end of Friday the Local Coordination Committees in Syria documents 181 martyr including 17 child and 13 women. 75 martyrs were reported in Damascus and its Suburbs, including 18 martyr in Daraya, 15 martyrs in Madiaa, and 13 martyrs in Douma; 48 in Aleppo, including 30 martyrs in the shelling of the building in Mouhafazeh neighborhood; 19 martyrs in Idlib, including 13 martyrs in Salqeen’s shelling; 22 martyrs in Daraa; 9 martyrs in Hama; 8 martyrs in Homs; and 2 martyrs in Deir Ezzor


The LCC documented 327 points of shelling, 18 points were shelled by warplanes, 1 point by Thermobaric Bombs, 2 points by Cluster Bombs, 3 points by barrel bombs and 1 point by Phosphorus Bombs

The mortar shelling was reported in 73 areas, the artillery shelling in 151 areas and the missile shelling in 81 points

The FSA clashed with the regime forces in 131 points in which the FSA targeted Muatamarat checkpoint in Thayabiya in Damascus Suburbs, killed and arrested several Shabiha in it, the FSA attacked Turba and Shuhadaa checkpoints in Kiswa, the FSA blocked an attempt by a military convoy to storm the northern side of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, the FSA also blocked a military convoy and arrested many soldiers while they were attempting to storm Basr Al-Harir in Daraa, the FSA also blocked many attempts to storm Daraya and Mouadhamiya and destroyed several military vehicles in different parts in Syria

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: Intense shelling via Grad missiles and massive explosions shock the city

Idlib: Sarmeen: Renewal of shelling from rocket launchers situated at the Tiles Factory targeting the town

Aleppo: Kafernaha: Heavy shelling was reported from Al-Ramousa artillery targeting the town

Aleppo: Al-Bab: Heavy artillery shelling targeting the town. Five fallen shells have been reported so far

Hama: Zeizoun: Heavy artilley shelling from the Tanmiyeh and Joureen chekpoints targeting the village

Daraa: Dael: Renewal of artilllery shelling targeting the town was reported for the fourth time

Hama: Qastoun: Fierce missile shelling was reported in the town from Tanmiya and Joreen checkpoints

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: 12 bodies have been recovered from the rubble thus far; the number of martyrs has risen to 18 thus far. Bodies are still being recovered

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: 12 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a residential building that was bombed by regime forces. The martyrs are: Mahmoud Alhout, Amer Abu Wael, Abdo Abu Omar, Samer Abu Stef, Khalil Abu Raad, Deeb Abu Ali, Fadi Abu Faer, Mohammad Ali Abu Malik, Abdullatif Abu Rateb, Ahmad Abu Sarya, Mohammad Abu Haidar, Abdulbasit Abu Abbas

Daraa: Busra Al-Sham: Fierce clashes between the FSA and regime forces were reported in the eastern neighborhood

Daraa: Eastern Al-Kark : Artillery shelling has began from the 52nd Regiment in the town

Aleppo: Hayyan: Heavy rocket shelling targeting in the town, five rockets dropped until this moment

Damascus Suburbs: Kiswa: Clashes between the FSA and regime forces at the checkpoints were reported

Latakia: Rabiah: Intense heavy artillery shelling targetting the area of Kherbet Solas and Al-Baseet barracks

Damascus Suburbs: Renewed shelling by rocket launchers was reported in Sedi Meqdad and Aqraba districts

Aleppo: Intense Clashes between the FSA and the regime’s army in Salah Eddin and Hamdanieh neighborhoods were reported

Aleppo: Bsrtton: Intense artillery shelling targeting the town from Jameet Al-Zahraa

Damascus: Assali: Intense artillery shelling and mortar bombs targeting the neighborhood

Homs: Ghatnto: Intense artillery shelling and mortar bombs targeting the village

Aleppo: Bianon: Intense artillery shelling targeting the town

Damascus Suburbs: Zabadany: Renewal of the heavy artillery shelling in the city was reported

Damascus Suburbs: Harasta: Several were wounded including children due to gunfire by a regime sniper in the western side of the highway

Qunaitera: Jaba: It is reported that shelling using tanks started in the town

Hama: Latmen: Heavy mortar shelling is reported in the village

Idlib: Salqeen: Three children from Al-Agha family and two from Shahoud family were martyred due to the rocket shelling in the city. They were all from Sarmeen city

Damascus: Midan: Regime forces conducted a campaign of raids and arrests in Zoqaq Al-Mahmas

Lattakia: Salma: Heavy mortar shelling from Inbata Observatory is reported in the town

Homs: Rastan: Heavy shelling by Gvozdika is reported in the city

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: Regime forces continue their 60-day assault on the city, during which time all types of assault have been employed – from MiG bombardment to surface-to-surface missile attacks to shelling from all kinds of weapons. In addition, regime forces stationed in the area have repeatedly attempted to storm the city but have been repelled by the Free Syrian Army. The city has witnessed the largest number of massacres recorded since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution.

Daraya, known as the City of Grapes, has offered its blood since the beginning of the Revolution for Dignity and has lost 1,201 martyrs, including 73 women and 102 children. This week Daraya was subjected to the fiercest shelling to date, which resulted in the city’s field hospital being targeted by MiG fighter jets. After this latest attack, dozens of martyrs and wounded were reported.

These types of attacks reflect the regime’s mode of operations in Daraya, a city considered to be the key to Damascus and one of the most important cities in Western Ghouta.

Damascus Suburbs: Saqba: Several were wounded due to the shelling by surface-to-surface missile in the city

Damascus Suburbs: Maidaa: 15 martyrs and dozens of wounded were reported as a result of 4 aerial assaults conducted by regime forces on the town; most of the victims were chidlren. The martyrs are Mohamad Jibril Asaad; Mahmoud Jibril Assad; the wife of Yaseein Ibrahim; the child of Ibn Yaseen Ibrahim; Wian Yaseen (female child); the child of Ibn Ramadan Ibrahim; Ramadan Ahmad Darwish; Mohamad Arafat Arafat (a child); Hani Mousalam Shehadeh; Mouayad Asaad Asaad; Hikmat Asaad Asaad; and 4 unidentified martyrs

Idlib: Kafr Romah: Heavy shelling using heavy caliber artillery, mortars and rocket launchers by regime forces in Hamdiya barrack and Madajen checkpoint targeting the town

Damascus Suburbs: Ein Tarma: Fierce mortar and tank shelling target the town

Daraa: Busr Al-Harir: Media activist Mohamad Al-Horani was martyred due to wounds sustained as he was reporting on clashes in the city

Idlib: Fierce Gvozdika shelling targets Maaret Al-Nouman and Hantounteen

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: 6 martyrs were retrieved from the rubble; however, recovery efforts are ongoing. The recovered martyrs include Mahmoud Al-Nakkash, Amer Al-Razzaq, Abdel Al-Abar, Samer Al-Nabhan, Khalil Horani, and a martyr from the Al-Koz family

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: Regime forces are targeting civilian buildings in the city, which has led to their partial destruction

Raqqa: Warplanes and attack helicopters are shelling a cotton factory after reports that the Free Syrian Army took up positions there; columns of smoke are rising from the factory

Hama: Kafar Zeita: Fierce missile attacks are targeting the town and 10 missiles have landed thus far

Damascus Suburbs: Jisreen: Fierce aerial shelling targets the town, and is accompanied by surface-to-surface missile attacks

Aleppo: Safira: Renewed shelling was reported in residential parts of the city

Daraa: Khirbet Ghazaleh: Renwewed artillery shelling was reported

Daraa: Kaheel: Fierce mortar shelling from the Sahwa Battalion targets the western part of town

Damascus Suburbs: Thabanieh: Renewed artillery and mortar shelling were reported, and more than 10 shells have landed thus far

Daraa: Hirak: A number of wounded were reported after the 52nd Brigade shelled the eastern area

Damascus Suburbs: Zabadany: Mortar and artillery shelling continue in the city, along with fierce clashes between the Free Syrian Army and the regime’s army

Damascus Suburbs: Daraya: Dozens of martyrs and wounded were reported after regime forces launched missiles for the first time at the city, and a residential building was targeted and destroyed. Local residents are trying to retrieve martyrs and wounded from the rubble. Meanwhile, shelling from all kinds of weapons is still ongoing

Daraa: Busr Al-Harir: Regime forces dropped barrel bombs from warplanes over the town

Hama: Sahl Al-Ghab: Fierce shelling from tanks is targeting the villages of Sahl Al-Ghab, in addition to heavy gunfire from regime checkpoints at Madiq Castle

Daraa: Hirak: Fierce clashes are taking place between the Free Syrian Army and the regime’s army, and heavy artillery shelling from the 52nd Brigade was reported in the neighboring village

Idlib: Khan Sheikhoun: Fierce clashes are taking place in the city between the Free Syrian Army and the regime’s army

Damascus: Rukneddine: Regime forces are conducting an indiscriminate raid and arrest campaign in Al-Harra Al-Jadida

Damascus Suburbs: Mleha: Two aerial raids are targeting the vicinity of the Management of Air Defense, amid fierce clashes between the FSA and regime’s army in the vicinity of the Management

Daraa: Tal Shehab: Large military reinforcements of armored vehicles and large number of soldiers are heading to the 19th and 20th police stations

Daraa: Khirbet Ghazaleh: Fierce artillery shelling targets the town

Daraa: Alama: Fierce shelling targets the northern neighborhood of the town using tanks and artillery and many homes were damaged

Damascus Suburbs: Mleha: Clashes between the FSA and regime’s army in the vicinity of the Management of Air Defense are getting heavier, and the Free Syrian Army stopped attempts to storm the town

Idlib: Khan Sheikhon: Several people were injured due to artillery shelling in the city and the Free Syrian Army are stopping regime forces machines from the northern side of the city

Aleppo: Safera: Fierce artillery shelling targets the area in the center of the city

القصف على داريا بريف دمشق
Shelling Daraya, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في كفرومة بإدلب
Demonstration in Kafroma, Idlib

آثار القصف في حي المحافظة بحلب
Aftermath of Shelling in Mohafaza Neighborhood, Aleppo

مظاهرة في حي صلاح الدين بحلب
Demonstration in Salah Eddin Neighborhood, Aleppo

مظاهرة في دوما بريف دمشق
Demonstration in Douma, Damascus Suburbs

في سقبا بريف دمشق مظاهرة
Demonstration in Saqba, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في منبج بحلب
Demonstration in Manbej, Aleppo

مظاهرة في معرة النعمان بإدلب
Demonstration in Maaret Al-Nouman, Idlib

القصف على خان شيخون بإدلب
Shelling Khan Sheikhon, Idlib

مظاهرة في طريق الباب بحلب
Demonstration in Bab Road, Aleppo

مظاهرة في الحجر الاسود بدمشق
Demonstration in Hajar Aswad, Damascus

القصف بالطيران على المعضمية بريف دمشق
Warplane Shelling in Moudamiyeh, Damascus Suburbs

القصف والاشتباكات في حي خسارات بدير الزور
Shelling and Clashes in Khasarat Neighborhood, Deir Ezzor

مظاهرة في الموحسن بدير الزور
Demonstration in Mohsen, Deir Ezzor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNP3akfa3qI&feature=youtu.be

القصف بصاروخ ارض ارض على داريا بريف دمشق
Shelling Using Surface-to-Surface Missiles at Daraya Damascus Suburbs

القصف على حي الحويقة بدير الزور
Shelling in Hweiqa Neighborhood, Deir Ezzor

احد الجرحى في قصف خان شيخون ادلب
One of the Wounded After Shelling in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib

مظاهرة في القصير بحمص
Demonstration in Qosair, Homs

اثار القصف على الشارع العام بدير الزور
Aftermath of Shelling on the Main Street in Deir Ezzor

اثار القصف على علما بدرعا
Aftermath of Shelling in Alma, Daraa

مظاهرة في الوعر بحمص
Demonstration in Waer, Homs

مظاهرة في حي القصور بحماه
Demonstration in Qosour, Hama

الصلاه لعى شهداء المليحة الشرقية بدرعا
Prayers for the Martyrs of Eastern Mleiha, Daraa

مظاهرة في برزة بدمشق
Demonstration in Barzeh, Damascus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPhg5A

شهداء وجرحى القصف على سلقين بريف دمشق
Martyrs and the Wounded After Shelling in Salqeen, Damascus Suburbs

اثار القصف على علما بدرعا
Effects of Shelling in Alma, Daraa

مظاهرة في قارة بريف دمشق
Demonstration in Qarra, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في حاس بادلب
Demonstration in Hass, Idlib

انتشال الشهداء والجرحى في قصف صاروخي على داريا بريف دمشق
Retrieving Martyrs and the Wounded from the Rubble in Daraya, Damascus Suburbs

محاولة انتشال جثمان شهيد من تحت الانقاض في درايا بريف دمشق

مظاهرة في بيت سحم بريف دمشق
Demonstration in Beit Sahem, Damascus Suburbs

اثار القصف على مسجد الحسين بدرعا البلد
Effects of Shelling at the Hussein Mosque in Daraa Balad

اثار القصف على صيدا بدرعا
Effects of Shelling in Saida, Daraa

مظاهرة في كفرومة بادلب
Demonstration in Kafroumeh, Idlib

مظاهرة في القابون بدمشق
Demonstration in Qaboun, Damascus

مظاهرة في الباب بحلب
Demonstration in Al-Bab, Aleppo

محاولة اقتحام واشتباكات في داريا بريف دمشق
Attempts to Storm Daraya, Damascus Suburbs, and Ensuing Clashes

اثار القصف على المليحة بريف دمشق
Effects of Shelling in Mleiha, Damascus Suburbs

استهداف المدارس في قصف المليحة بريف دمشق
Schools As Targets of Shelling in Mleiha, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في سقبا بريف دمشق
Demonstration in Saqba, Damascus Suburbs

اثار القصف على ناحتة بدرعا
Effects of Shelling in Nahieh, Daraa

مظاهرة في حي طريق حلب بحماه
Demonstration in Tareeq Halab Neighborhood in Hama

تصاعد اعمده الدخان جراء القصف على أقطان الرقة
Smoke Columns Rise After Shelling the Cotton Fields of Raqqa

تصاعد اعمده الدخان جراء القصف على أقطان الرقة
Smoke Columns Rise After Shelling the Cotton Fields of Raqqa

انهيار المبنى في قصف داريا بريف دمشق
A Building Collapses After Shelling in Daraya, Damascus Suburbs

اثار القصف على منازل داريا بريف دمشق
Effects of Shelling on Homes in Daraya, Damascus Suburbs

القصف على كرناز بحماه
Shelling in Karnaz, Hama

مظاهرة في بلدة تل أبيض بالرقة
Demonstration in the Town of Tal Abyad in Raqqa

مظاهرة في حرستا بريف دمشق
Demonstration in Harasta, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في حي بعبدين بحلب
Demonstration in the Baabdeen Neighborhood in Aleppo

مظاهرة في حي بعبدين بحلب
Demonstration in the Baabdeen Neighborhood in Aleppo

اشلاء الاطفال في قصف داريا بريف دمشق
Childrens’ Remains After Shelling in Daraya, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في باب قبلي بحماه
Demonstration in Bab Qabli, Hama

القصف الصاروخي على داريا بريف دمشق
Missile Attacks on Daraya, Damascus Suburbs

الشهيد علام المصري من دير العصافير بريف دمشق
Martyr Alam Al-Masri in Dier Asafeer, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في شارع التوحيد بحماه
Demonstration in Twheed Street, Hama

القصف بصاروخ ارض ارض على سقبا بريف دمشق
Shelling by Surface-to-Surface Missile in Saqba, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في السلمية
Demonstration in Salamiya

اثار القصف على الحسينية بريف دمشق
Remains of Shelling on Al-Husainieh in Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في جوبر بدمشق
Demonstration in Jobar, Damascus

اثار القصف على الحسينية بريف دمشق
Remains of Shelling on Al-Husainieh in Damascus Suburbs

تشييع الشهيد عبد الكريم حمام في بيت سحم بريف دمشق
Funeral of Martyr Abdul Karim Hamam in Beit Sahem, Damascus Suburbs

القصف بالقنبل العنقودية على زملكا بريف دمشق
Cluster Bombs Shelling in Zamalka, Damascus Suburbs

جثث الشهداء التي انتشلت من تحت الانقاض في داريا بريف دمشق
The Martyrs Corpses that were pulled out under the rubbles in Daraya, Damascus Suburbs

مظاهرة في حي القاطرجي بحلب
Demonstration in Katerjee Neighborhood, Aleppo

المقابلة الاخيرة للشهيد محمد المسالمة من درعا
The Last interview for Martyr Mohamad Al-Maslameh from Daraa

لحظة استشهاد الشهيد محمد المسالمة في بصر الحرير بدرعا
The Moment when Mohammad Mousalmeh was Martyred in Busr AlHarir, Daraa

شهداء مدينه سرمين في قصف على سلقين بادلب
Sarmine’s City Martyrs as a result of the Shelling in Salqeen, Idlib

مظاهرة على الكورنيش في الحجر الاسود بدمشق
Demonstration in Corniche in Hajar Aswad, Damascus

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