4/17/2014

  • Fighting intensified in Aleppo, including reports of a large explosion at the regime’s Hanano base.

Hezbollah fighters have been reported to have arrived to reinforce government positions.

SANA claimed that the Syrian military had blown up 3 tunnels, foiling an attempt to infiltrate the base and killing a large number of rebels.

The explosion at Hanano.

The explosion at Hanano.

The location of the military base, which lies in the center of the city.

The location of the military base, which lies in the center of the city.


  • The Syrian military focused it’s attacks in Homs in the Jouret al-Shaya area.

–Video post showing their advances and actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCwvzku7UFs#t=129

–An opposition activist denied reports than the Syrian military had captured 15 buildings in the Old City areas of al-Hamidiyehand Jouret al-Shaya.

–Footage of Homs posted by the Shaam News Network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhkFdkS4RrE#t=27


  • The Oil Minister, Suleiman Abbas, said that production is 4% of what it was in March 2011.

  • It was reported that Kafr Zitahad come under chemical attack for the 5th consecutive day.

Islamic Front video showing their assault in  Ramouseh, south of Aleppo, this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frGI-_gXO0c#t=620

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