8/9/2014

  • At least 11 people were killed and wounded by the Jabhat al-Nusra suicide bombing on the Eshtabraq checkpoint yesterday outside of the Alawite village of Eshtabraq in Idlib province. 

  • Fighting in the city of Deir Ez Zor has occurred between the Islamic State and tribal gunmen in the neighborhoods of al-Huwayqa and al-Rashdya. The government has been conducting airstrikes on the neighborhoods concurrently with the fighting.

  • Yesterday an Islamic State suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at a Sheitat-controlled checkpoint in the village of Granej in Deir Ez Zor, causing an unknown number of casualties.
    • Both of the suicide bombers yesterday, by the IS and by JaN, were Saudi citizens. 

  • The Islamic State informed the employees of the alOmar Oilfield that they need to leave their houses within the next week. The houses will be given to IS fighters, who are largely non-Syrian.

  • Rebels and Turkish border guards fired on each other near the village of Akda in Aleppo.

  • 6 people were killed and 24 injured, some of them seriously, by a barrel bomb dropped on the al-Ma’adi neighborhood of Aleppo. 
    • al-Ma'adi neighborhood barrel aleppo 8-9-2014

  • A demonstration held in Aleppo: 

  • At least 11 people were injured by rockets fired by rebels on the al-Ashrafia neighborhood of Aleppo. 

  • The 5th Armored Division of the SAA on its way to Aleppo: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8a1_1407508502

  • 4 rebels were killed fighting government forces in the al-Manshiya neighborhood in Daraa city. 
  • Gunmen, only identified as Islamist militants so far, crossed into Lebanon from Syria near the village of Kfar Qouq, but were forced back across the border after coming under fire from Lebanese villagers.
    • Kfar Qouq is about 100 km south of the Lebanese town of Arsal, which saw heavy fighting last week between the Lebanese Armed Forces, Hezbollah, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Islamic State. 

  • Division 13 TOW missile hitting a BMP in Azaalana,

    Idlib: 

  • Rebel shelling on government-held areas of Idlib city killed at least 3 children and wounded 10 civilians.

  • Rebels advanced during fighting around the village of al-Dawha in Quneitra province.

  • A Scud missile launched from the 155th Brigade in Qalamoun: 

  • There are reports that government forces have begun to empty the Taqba Military Airport in al-Raqqa in preparation for the IS assault that is likely to come very soon.

  • Material captured, and soldiers killed, by the IS from the Brigade 93 base near Ein Essa: http://justpaste.it/gazoalewa2

    The refugee camp in Arsal.

    The refugee camp in Arsal.

    3 men executed by Jabhat al-Nusra in Qalamoun for selling drugs.

    3 men executed by Jabhat al-Nusra in Qalamoun for selling drugs.

    A YPG armored vehicle.

    A YPG armored vehicle.

    LAF soldiers standing guard in Arsal.

    LAF soldiers standing guard in Arsal.

    A photo of the Latakia countryside.

    A photo of the Latakia countryside.

    An Islamic Front tank that has been given extra armor.

    An Islamic Front tank that has been given extra armor.

 

 

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