Syria News - August 17, 2013 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
Local Coordination Committees of Syria + Videos
August 17, 2013
Al Khalasa, #Aleppo : Rescuers who are continuing to dig through the rubble of apartment buildings destroyed in Friday's regime missile bombardment of Al Khalasa in search of survivors and martyrs' bodies earlier recovered a woman's body from the wreckage, 26 hours after the buildings were destroyed.
Martyr Ahmad Abdul-Jabbar Al-Saleh in Atareb, Aleppo
Rescuing the Wounded in Ashrafieh, Aleppo
Wounded Person due to Shelling in Atareb, Aleppo
Aleppo, 17-08-2013: There are a large number of casualties in indiscriminate regime bombardment of the Ashrafiyeh, Sheikh Maqsoud and Bani Zeid neighbourhoods of Aleppo, with terror and panic among residents.
Albalad | Daraa | The Brave Remove Martyr from Under the Rubble
FSA repels Warplanes in Nawa, Daraa
Destruction in Nawa, Daraa
Destruction of property of citizens in Khirbet Ghazaleh, Daraa
Daraa AlBalad | Panic in Streets as Dictator's MIGS Bomb The City
Farika | Ildib | Martyr Ahmad Mustafa AlShayb
A grief-stricken family bids farewell to Waleed Jumuah Alyousif, killed by regime forces in Kafrooma township. Footage filmed August 17, 2013.
Already frail given his old age, this man struggles to get up after being treated in the makeshift hospital for shrapnel injuries. Regime shelling attacks on the city of Maarrit Annuman have intensified in recent months as the regime tries to retake liberated areas from the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Footage filmed August 17, 2013.
Ma'arat Numan | Idlib | Fire Rises From Aftermath of Regime Force Shelling
AlKhaldiya | Homs | FSA Targets Regime Forces with Locally Made Eqpt
lRastan | Homs | Woman Speaks of Regime Shelling, Hides with Children, Eats Dried Bread
Shelling in Houla, Homs
Shelling in Talbiseh, Homs
Shelling in Dar Kabira, Homs
Houla, #Homs : As part of its collective punishment of the people of Houla (as in other liberated areas across Syria), the regime has cut off the town's water supply - as well as cutting incoming supplies of food, medicine, fuel and all other essentials, forcing residents to dig ground-wells to obtain water.
In this footage filmed August 17, 2013, regime forces continue to bombard the already-besieged city of Arrastan, further destroying what is left of the city's buildings and infrastructure. Regime forces have shelled the city on a daily basis for the past several months, leaving most of it decimated.
Rebels Celebrate Downing of Assad MIG in Deir Ezzor
FSA target gathering centers of regime forces in Deir Ezzor
warplanes Shelling in Houseneih, Deir Ezzor
Shelling in Hweiqa Neighborhood, Deir Ezzor
Rebels in Latakia Clashes Deploy Homemade Rockets
Latakia | Clashes Rage As Rebels Battle Dictators Army
Latakia | Regime MiG Shells City, Homes
Hama | Martyr and Hero Qusay Mahmoud AlHasou
Assad forces shelled the town of Aqrab on August 17, 2013, injuring the children being treated here in the makeshift hospital. Tens of thousands of children have been injured by regime attacks across Syria, with injuries so frequent that residents have been unable to document the exact number of injured children to date.
Wounded Due to the Shelling in Aqrab, Hama
Shelling in Shahshabo Mountain Villages, Hama
Aerial Shelling in Roumanieh Area, Raqqa
Warplane Shelling in Jesr Roumanieh, Raqqa
By the end of Saturday, the coordination committees were able to document 92 martyrs, among them 14 women, 4 children, and a martyr under torture: 22 martyrs were reported in Damascus and its suburbs; 20 in Aleppo; 14 in Daraa; 12 in Raqqa; 11 in Idlib; 7 in Quneitra; 4 in Deir Ezzor; and 2 in Hama.
Moreover, the committees have documented 369 points of shelling, fiercest of which was in Damascus and its suburbs: shelling with warplanes was recorded in 23 points, fiercest of which was in cities and neighborhood of Damascus and its suburbs, shelling with explosive barrels was recorded in Ebn Wardan village in Hama and Salma in Lattakia, 2 surface-to-surface missiles were also documented landing in Hujeira Al-Balad in Damascus Suburbs, shelling with rocket launchers was recorded in 122 points, artillery shelling in 112 points, while mortar shelling was recorded in 108 points across Syria.
The FSA has clashed with regime forces in 163 points, fiercest of which was in Damascus and its suburbs. In Quneitra, the FSA has fully liberated Bariqa town and took control over a number of weapons and ammunition and killed many regime forces and thugs, as well targeted a military convoy and bombed it in Nabe Sakher town. In Damascus and its suburbs, the FSA has downed a warplane and disabled another in eastern Damascus International Airport, and targeted Kabas checkpoint and scored direct assaults, as well as targeted a military convoy at Damascus International Airport road that was heading to Hujeira town and has fully destroyed it and killed many members of regime forces in this operation, the FSA has also targeted regime forces' sites in Jobar neighborhood with mortar shells and scored direct assaults and killed many members in clashes in the perimeter of the Military Kamal Masharqa Barrack, it also targeted regime forces nearby Teshrin Military Hospital and killed and injured many of them. In Aleppo, the FSA has took full control over Dweirat village after fierce clashes with regime forces, and targeted regime forces in Saif Dawleh and Hatab Square in Jamilieh and scored direct assaults. In Deir Ezzor, the FSA has targeted a security forces and thugs' headquarter in Joura neighborhood and scored direct assaults. In Hama, the FSA has targeted a regime forces' car in Sarihen town and killed all the members in it. In addition, the FSA was able to destroy a number of machineries and armored vehicles in different areas of Syria.
Daraa: Der Bakht: Fierce artillery shelling was reported by regime forces, amid fierce clashes between the FSA and regime forces.
Damascus Suburbs: Zabadany: Renewed shelling with tanks in the city.
Damascus: Barzeh: Shelling with artillery and mortar shells resumes in the neighborhood.
Damascus: Barzeh: The FSA storms one of the thugs' sites at Teshrin Military Hospital front and takes control over one of the military points and kills a number of members as well.
Damascus: Yarmouk Camp: Fierce rocket shelling targets the camp.
Daraa: Tafas: Husein Ali Hariden was martyred due to rocket shelling at an Electricity Workplace.
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