7/22/2014

  • 6 rebels were killed fighting government forces in the Daraa countryside.

  • Jabhat al-Nusra stormed the base of the Haramen Brigade and arrested its leader, Sharif al-Saffouri, and all FSA fighters who were in the base with him.

  • 6 people were killed by barrel bombs in the Hama town of Jasem.

  • 6 children in the northern Aleppo village of al-Wahsheyyi were killed by an airstrike.

  • Harakat Hazm released 12 members of Ahrar al-Sham that it arrested the other day after a dispute between the two groups over the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, Both groups have agreed to go to an Islamic Court.

  • The Islamic Front began raiding the houses of Jabhat al-Nusra members in eastern Ghouta, most likely in response to JaN protecting a group of Islamic State fighters in Southern Damascus and lifting Jaish al-Islam’s siege on them.
    • Food seized by rebels from the IS base: 

  • Rebels repelled an attack by government forces on their recently captured positions in Jobar, adjacent to Damascus. The attack involved airstrikes, tanks, artillery, and foot soldiers. SANA has done little to acknowledge the fighting.
    • A video posted of some of the fighting yesterday: 

  • A video by the Huda Abu Battalion in Qalamoun showing the bodies of Hezbollah fighters:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdaZXDCeyZw

  • Sargent Atef Saad al-Deen became the first Lebanese army member to defect to the Syrian rebels, joining with them in Jaroud, Qalamoun. 

  • Civilians and former rebels fought the IS in al-Bukamal in Deir Ez Zor province in response to the IS firing on protesters last night in front of the Great Mosque.
  • Landlines, which have been cut for 18 months in Jaabar and the surrounding area in the ar-Raqqa suburbs, have been restored.

  • The Islamic Front has begun a “Law and Order” campaign to crack down on corruption, crime, and violence in Aleppo and Idlib. Today several people were arrested on charges of setting off car bombs.

  • The General Assembly of the Syrian National Coalition voted 66 to 35 to dismiss the head of the opposition government, Ahmad Tohme. A replacement will be named in the near future. A large part of the decision had to due with his attempt to dissolve the Supreme Military Council recently.

  • The EU added 3 people and 9 groups to those subjected to asset freezes and a ban on entry to the EU due to Syria’s continued “violent oppression” of the civilian population. The names of those added will be published tomorrow.

  • Turkish soldiers were killed, and 1 wounded, in a fight with suspected smugglers on the Syrian border.

    Sheikh Yassin, Deir Ez Zor.

    Sheikh Yassin, Deir Ez Zor.

 

 

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