8/3/2014

  • Islamic State fighters were kidnapped by unknown assailants in Dier Ez Zor city. 

  • At least 6 IS fighters were killed last night in Deir Ez Zor province in fights with tribal gunmen and rebels, along with 1 tribal fighter. The IS has killed more people in the fighting since then, and beheaded some of them.
    A Shiatat tribe member who was killed and beheaded by the IS.

    A Shiatat tribe member who was killed and beheaded by the IS.


  • An anti-IS demonstration in al-Bukamal:

  • The director of the al-Khrete Hospital was injured during an attack directed at him with a hand grenade from an unknown person in Deir Ez Zor province.

  • 2 men were executed, beheaded, and had their heads hanged on the bridge between al-Eshara and Darnaj by the IS in Deir Ez Zor for unknown reasons.

  • A demonstration was held in the town of Hit in Daraa province demanding that Jabhat al-Nusra release Sharif al-Saffori, the commander of the al-Haramen Brigade who was arrested on July 23 during a dispute.

  • An airstrike in Daraa: 

  • Smoke and dust from 4 barrel bombs dropped on Inkhil in Daraa: 

  • 10 people, including two nurses and two doctors, were killed by an airstrike in western Aleppo province around the hospital in Hor. 

  • Rebels at the military research center in Aleppo

  • An armored vehicle made by rebels in Aleppo: 

  • 4 people were killed by government shelling on the town of Allatamne in Hama.

  • Hezbollah fighters were killed in clashes with rebels in Qalamoun.

  • Fighting between gunmen and the Lebanese army in eastern Lebanon has continued from yesterday.
    • The military said it has regained full control over the Wadi Hamyyed area of Arsal. So far it has lost 10 soldiers, and 25 have been wounded. It isn’t clear how many gunmen have been killed.
    • Syrian fighter jets have also been conducting airstrikes in coordination with Lebanon. Accusations of indiscriminate shelling and airstrikes on refugee camps in the area have been made, with at least 10 civilians killed so far.
    • Jabhat al-Nusra denied that Imad Ahmed Jumaa is a member. His arrest yesterday on charges of being a JaN member was the catalyst for the fighting. It is unclear if the gunmen who are fighting are from JaN or the IS, which is why I’m calling then gunmen.
      Children killed by airstrikes on Arsal.

      Children killed by airstrikes on Arsal.

      Part of a refugee camp in Arsal hit by either artillery  or an airstrike.

      Part of a refugee camp in Arsal hit by either artillery or an airstrike.


  • 18 rebel groups have announced the establishment of a Revolutionary Command Council. 
    • The groups include Jaish al-Islam, Jaish al-Mujaheddin, Suquor al-Sham, Faylaq al-Sham, Harakat Hazm, Jabhat al-Souriya al-Tahrir, and the Syrian Revolutionaries Front.
      • Jaish al-Islam and Suquor al-Sham announced their merger as the Islamic Front a few days ago, so I’m not sure why they signed this as two different groups. Other groups that are part of the Islamic Front coalition, but are also more strongly Islamist, also have not signed.
    • The RCC follows a push from different rebel groups to form a Supreme Military Council within Syria to replace the one that operates outside the country under the Syrian National Coalition. It also seems to have excluded strongly Islamist groups.rcc 8-3-2014

  • The YPG sent forces to fight in Sengal in Iraq, which was captured by the IS from the Iraqi KRG today.
    YPG fighters heading to Sengal.

    YPG fighters heading to Sengal.

    IS fighter in Sengal.

    IS fighter in Sengal.

    An IS fighter inside the KRG HQ in Arsal.

    An IS fighter inside the KRG HQ in Arsal.

    Positions around the Iraq-Syria border.

    Positions around the Iraq-Syria border.

    Areas within Kurdistan that the YPG helped to fight in following IS advances.

    Areas within Kurdistan that the YPG helped to fight in following IS advances.


  • 17 people were killed by an airstrike on Douma in Rif Dimashq.
    • A man trapped under rubble following airstrikes  in Douma.

      A man trapped under rubble following airstrikes in Douma.


  • 17 people were killed by an airstrike on Kafr Batna in Rif Dimashq, although the number is expected to rise due to some serious injuries.

  • At least 9 soldiers were killed and wounded in Mleha in Rif Dimashq by a Jabhat al-Nusra car bomb on a government checkpoint. Reports that followed the attack said that hit had managed to break the government siege on the city.
    • The bomb was a BMP filled with explosives.
    • The siege has been going on for a month, and surrounded around 400 fighters in the city.  jan mleha 8-3-2014
      Abu Alaa al-Tunisi standing next to the BMP before he left on the suicide mission.

      Abu Alaa al-Tunisi standing next to the BMP before he left on the suicide mission.

      abu alaa al-tunisi 8-3-2014


  • 6 civilians were killed and at least 13 wounded by mortars fired by rebels that hit the al-Dwel’a area in Damascus. 
  • Photos smuggled out of Syria by “Ceasar“:c 8-3-2014 ce 8-3-2014 cea 8-3-2014 ceas 8-3-2014


    Soldiers from Brigade 93 who were  killed by IS fighters.

    Soldiers from Brigade 93 who were killed by IS fighters.

    Volcano rockets belonging to Hezbollah in Qalamoun.

    Volcano rockets belonging to Hezbollah in Qalamoun.


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6 comments
  1. 02psykes said:

    Hi,
    Do you have a source for the picture of the tribal figure beheaded by ISIS? I’ve run it through Google but nothing comes up.
    Best,
    Patrick

    • I pulled it from one of the IS members that I follow on twitter, but I’m not sure which one, and twitter won’t let me go far enough back to see the photo in my feed. Sorry, I’ll let you know if I find it.

      Dylan

      • patrick said:

        Thanks Dylan

  2. Anonymous said:

    Man….good job, atleast some one trying to show things without bias, what’s happening out there.

    • Thanks, yes unfortunately most people only want to report things that reflect well on their side

  3. Bang Uddin said:

    Wau…
    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un

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