9/10/2014

  • The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that it has documented 2,782 civilians who have died from airstrikes on Aleppo since the beginning of the year.
    • It documented 1597 men, 392 women, and 793 people under the age of 18.

  • Photos from the Islamic States Shaddad Al-Tounisi Camp for Cubs in Wilaayat, Aleppo: http://justpaste.it/Shdad1

    Rebels firing on the cement plant in the Sheikh Saeed neighborhood of Aleppo


  • The Sharia Judicial Commission in western Aleppo executed a 40 year-old man in the Salah al-Din neighborhood after he was convicted of raping his daughter.


  • Rebels fighting in the Ramouseh area of Aleppo

  • 9 civilians, including 3 women and 3 children, were killed by airstrikes on the al-Aridi neighborhood of Deir Ez Zor.

  • 3 people from one family were killed by an airstrike on al-Huwayjah, about 15 km north-west of Deir Ez Zor.

  • The number of people killed yesterday in airstrikes on Douma in Rif Dimiashq has risen to 25, including 5 women and 10 children.douma yesterday 9-10-2014

  • An airstrike on Douma in Rif Dimashq

  • Government forces advanced in the al-Dukhaniyya neighborhood of Jaramana in Rif Dimashq.
    • 16 rebels were killed during fighting in this area yesterday.

  • 5 people were killed by airstrikes between Afrah and Deir Miqrin in Rif Dimashq.
  • Rebels attacking the 137th Regiment in Rif Dimashq
  • A video that claims to show rebels arriving in Western Ghouta from Daraa, indicating that the siege on the area has been broken:

  • An airstrike on Ayn Terma in Rif Dimashq

  • Rebels fighting around the Damascus Southern Highway:


  • Ahrar al-Sham, a major component of the Islamic Front which lost most of its leaders in a suicide bombing yesterday during a meeting in Idlib, has begun naming the people who will replace the former leaders.
      • Abu Hashim Sheikh Jaber has replaced Hassan Abboud as the groups leader.
        Abu Hashim Sheikh Jaber.

        Abu Hashim Sheikh Jaber.

        • He was the Emir of Ahrar of rural eastern Aleppo-Maskaneh in late 2013 when the group had its initial confrontations with the Islamic State.
      • Abu Saleh Tahan has been appointed as the Deputy Head.
    • Doctors have said that most of the casualties died from smoke inhalation. The meeting was being held in an underground room.
    • The attack has still not been claimed by any group.

  • Rebels on top of Tell al-Mal Hill in Quneitra, which they captured yesterday: 

  • Supplies captured from the Tell al-Mal Hill by rebels:
  • Rebels attacking Tell Mal Hills yesterday:


  • A video showing different areas that have been captured by rebels in Quneitra over the last few days: 

  • A government vehicle destroyed around Kafr Nasij in Quneitra, which rebels captured yesterday: 

  • Government forces killed during fighting in Quneitra

  • Jabhat al-Nusra said that it will release the Peacekeepers that they are holding prisoner after capturing them from the Golan-Heights border crossing in Quneitra

  • Rebels hit a tank with a Kornet ATGM in Quneitra

  • An FSA hit against a tank in Daraa

  • 5 people, including a child and her parents, were killed by airstrikes on al-Lataminah in Daraa.

  • A person injured by a bomb on al-Nueimeh in Daraa

  • The SAA captured Tell al-Nasiriyah in Hama, just southwest of Helfaia.
  • The SAA captured the village of Btyash and the al-Tarabia checkpoint, south of Helfaia. Rebels origionally captured the checkpoint on July 29th.
  • The YPG and FSA in northern Syria have established a Joint Operations room called Borkan al-Furat in order to fight the Islamic State in al-Raqqa, Jarablos, Sarrin, Manbij, and the Qarah Qozaq area.


  • The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has concluded that chemical weapons were used “systematically and repeatedly” on rebel-held Talmanes, Kafr Zita, and al-Tamanes in Idlib and Hama.
    • They did not blame either side, but said that witnesses generally attributed them to barrel bombs dropped from helicopters.
    • It concluded that chlorine was most likely the chemical that was used:  “The descriptions, physical properties, behaviour of the gas, and signs and symptoms resulting from exposure, as well as the response of patients to the treatment, leads the FFM to conclude with a high degree of confidence that chlorine, either pure or in mixture, is the toxic chemical in question.”
    • The attacks killed 20 people and injured hundreds. They were made as the government was trying to stop rebels from threatening the main highway from Hama to Idlib and Aleppo.

  • The Syrian National Coalition announced that it has begun diplomatic training courses to prepare politicians and diplomats for working at an international level and for leadership roles within the country in “the post-Assad phase”.
    • The training began in the Netherlands on September 7th.

  • An Ara News report on a rebel program that detects bombing raids in northern Syria so that local civilians can evacuate: 

  • The UN General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon, urged Assad to seek a political solution to resolve the civil war, saying this would help international efforts to combat the Islamic State.

  • Government forces in Qalamoun have begun to withdraw from some areas in order to reinforce areas around Damascus that are under threat from the Southern Fronts offensive in Quneitra.
    • Most of Qalamoun was recaptured by government forces earlier this year after Hezbollah was brought in to reinforce them.

  • An Al Arabiya article on Syria’s last vineyard: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2014/09/11/Last-Syrian-vineyard-keeps-wine-flowing-despite-war.html
  • Barack Obama made a speech saying that he is increasing his support for rebel groups within Syria to combat the Islamic State and called on congress to increase resources available to train and equip Syrian rebels. He also said that the US will not hesitate to attack the IS in Syria.
  • An Islamic State street-cleaning crew in Deir Ez Zor.

    An Islamic State street-cleaning crew in Deir Ez Zor.

    A graphic of fighting in Jobar.

    A graphic of fighting in Jobar.

    A graphic of fighting in Eastern Ghouta.

    A graphic of fighting in Eastern Ghouta.

    A Syrian Civil Defense member visiting a school in Aleppo.

    A Syrian Civil Defense member visiting a school in Aleppo.

    Rebels killed by the SAA and NDF in Halfaya in Daraa.

    Rebels killed by the SAA and NDF in Halfaya in Daraa.

    An Arab YPG unit formed in al-Hasakah.

    An Arab YPG unit formed in al-Hasakah.

    3 Syrian Civil Defense members.

    3 Syrian Civil Defense members.

    Trucks from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent arriving in Douma.

    Trucks from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent arriving in Douma.

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