10/22/2014

  • Fighting around the town of Morek in Hama has continued: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.373165&lon=36.692019&z=14&m=b
    • 10 airstrikes were carried out on the town.
    • Rebels fighting:


  • Barrel bombs hitting Kafr Zita in Hama

  • Fighting in Aleppo around Kobani has continued between the Islamic State and the YPGhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.886795&lon=38.353057&z=15&m=b
    • Fighting is going on around the IS-controlled Security Sqaure and Souq al-Hal Market.
    • 6 coalition airstrikes were carried out on IS positions in the city.
    • The IS continued to shell the city.
    • Weapons and ammo captured by the YPG: centcom 10-22-2014

  • Omran al-Zoubi, the Information Minister, said on State TV that they Syrian Military has been helping the YPG in the fight against the Islamic State in Kobani with logistics, ammo, and arms.
    • He also said that the government has destroyed 2 of the 3 jets that the IS had reportedly been test-flying at the Jarrah Airbase, bombing them as they landed. He said they are searching for the 3rd jet, which has been hidden.
      • The claim of the test-flights was made by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights last week, but has not been independently confirmed. The US had said it was not aware of any flights.
      • The SOHR has said it has not yet received conformation that the jets were destroyed.

  • Channel 4 tour around Aleppo with the governor of Aleppo, Mohammad Akkad: 
    • The interviewer says that Iranian forces and Hezbollah fighters who were present did not appear on camera.
    • Akkad claims that barrel bombs only hit areas where civilians have left.
    • I’m also fairly sure that she identifies an Islamic State flag as belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra at 2:15.

  • Islamic State fighters shelling the Bureij District in Aleppohttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.259916&lon=37.208290&z=14&m=b
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  • The death toll from airstrikes yesterday on Nasib, in Daraa, has risen to 22, including 13 children and 3 women: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=32.555640&lon=36.191196&z=14&m=b

  • Fighting has continued around the Nasib Border Crossing in Daraahttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=32.542436&lon=36.202741&z=14&m=b
    • Smoke inside the crossing yesterday:
    • Weapons and ammo captured by rebels near the crossing:


  • A tour around Tel al-Harra in Daraa

  • FSA Our Choice, a video put out by the FSA as part of a PR campaign that they have been doing this week: 
    • The FSA has been undercut by the US recently. The US has refused to arm the FSA, has not coordinated coalition airstrikes with it, and has indicated that its training program will take vetted members to create a new group that will focus on the Islamic State, and not Assad.
    • Another video showing different vehicles destroyed by the FSA recently: 

  • Britain has announced that it will be sending spy planes and drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria.
    • The drones will not be authorized to fire.

  • Ban Ki-moon, the General Secretary of the UN, warned that using only military action to fight the Islamic State in Syria could radicalize more Sunni groups and cause more violence.

  • 3 people, including 2 women, were killed by airstrikes on Irbeen in Eastern Ghouta.

  • Rebels advanced in the fighting in Tel Kurdi in Eastern Ghoutahttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=33.586345&lon=36.470575&z=15&m=b


  • Shelling and airstrikes have continued on Jobar in Eastern Ghouta as the government keeps up its offensive:
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  • A missile strike on Zamalka in Eastern Ghouta

  • Rebels in the Zakiyah and al-Taybeh area of Western Ghouta announced that they will be launching an offensive on the al-Kiswah area: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=33.343149&lon=36.195831&z=12&m=b

  • Rebels entering Samadaniyah al-Gharbi in Qunteitrahttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=33.144702&lon=35.864911&z=15&m=b


  • Rebels attacking barriers around the al-Hamidiyah Army Base in Idlibhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.624303&lon=36.658115&z=14&m=b


  • A barrel bomb on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib

  • A drone flying over Kafr Daryan in Idlib, where the US launched cruise missiles against Jabhat al-Nusra positions when coalition airstrikes in Syria began a few weeks ago: 

  • The White Shroud announced that they have arrived in Deir Ez Zor city.
    • The White Shroud is a militia that has been carrying out guerrilla attacks against the Islamic State.


  • Shelling on the al-Houla area of Homs

  • At least 4 barrel bobs were dropped on al-Rastan in Homs, killing 2 people:


  • Machine-gun fire in the al-Waer neighborhood of Homs, which has been facing a government offensive recently: 

    Jabhat al-Nusra fighters distributing water in Aleppo.

    Jabhat al-Nusra fighters distributing water in Aleppo.

    Jabhat al-Nusra fighters distributing water in Aleppo.

    Jabhat al-Nusra fighters distributing water in Aleppo.

    Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in the Handarat area in Aleppo.

    Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in the Handarat area in Aleppo.

    Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in the Handarat area in Aleppo.

    Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in the Handarat area in Aleppo.

    Damage in Handarat.

    Damage in Handarat.

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