10/28/2014

  • The Islamic State executed 3 people in Aleppo province on charges of insulting god.

  • Damage in the Kallaseh neighborhood of Aleppo from barrel bombs dropped on it last night: 

  • A factory burning in Kafr Hamra in Aleppo after it was hit by an airstrike: 

  • Rebels fighting in Handarat just north of Aleppo

  • Rebels fighting around Karam al-Tarab in Aleppo

  • Yesterday in IdlibJabhat al-Nusra captured 7 towns from the Syrian Revolutionaries Front: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.703032&lon=36.540699&z=13&m=b
    • Jund al-Aqsa is fighting alongside JaN. Local rebels and citizens are attempting to stop the fighting.
    • They captured Balyun, Kansaffra, Ablin, Shinan, al-Mugharah, Abdita, and Mishoun.
    • Fighting is going on for al-Bara.
    • In fighting today JaN captured SRF checkpoints at Maarat al-Nu’man.
    • The fighting began after the SRF on Sunday entered al-Bara to execute arrest warrants. They were fired on by JaN and forced to retreat.
      • Al-Muataz Ballah Mohammed, a media activist, said that they had actually come to look for SRF fighters who a defected to JaN.
      • The tensions also go back several months from when JaN expelled the SFR from several areas in Idlib.
    • Activists said that rebels are cutting supply lines to both the SRF and JaN in order to stop the fighting.
    • JaN in Marrat al-Nu’man: 

  • 4 barrel bombs were dropped on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib.

  • The Islamic State executed and crucified 3 men on charges of stealing in the name of the IS in the town of al-Shafeh in Deir Ez Zor.

  • 3 airstrikes targeted the Islamic State on Saqer Island next to Deir Ez Zor.

  • Coalition airstrikes continued.
    • In Deir Ez Zor they targeted the IS in al-Bukumal.

  • The Sheitat Battalions have announced that they are ready t fight the Islamic State in ar-Raqqa and Deir Ez Zor if they are given arms.
    • The Sheitat tribe, which has around 70,000 people, was slaughtered over the summer after they revolted against the IS.

  • 2 barrel bombs were dropped on al-Zabadani in Eastern Ghouta.

  • Government forces captured Hawsh al-Farah and Mayda’a in Eastern Ghoutahttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=33.567431&lon=36.485167&z=14&m=b
    • Eastern Ghouta. 10-28-2014

  • 6 airstrikes hit Jobar in Eastern Ghouta amidst heavy fighting.
    • A ground-to-ground missile explodes over Jobar: 

  • Smoke from a rocket that hit Ain Terma in Eastern Ghouta

  • 3 airstrikes hit Zebdeen in Eastern Ghouta.

  • Fighting in Kobani has continued between the Islamic State and the YPGhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.885989&lon=38.352831&z=14&m=b&search=kobani
    • Coalition airstrikes hit the eastern part of the city and the Souq al-Hal Market.
    • The IS detonated a car bomb near city hall.
    • Heavy fighting is occurring around the Municipality area and the Kani Erban neighborhood.
    • Heavy fighting is also occurring around the Cultural Center on the southern front as the IS attempts to advance.
    • According to Mustafa al-Abdi, a journalist who is in Kobani, the YPG controls the southwest of the city, the IS controls the southeast, and the FSA controls the west.
    • The YPG was able to advance in fighting outside the city to the west and southwest.
    • 150 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq have crossed into Turkey and are travelling to reinforce Kobani, although they will not be taking part in direct fighting.
    • A statement put out by the Dawn of Freedom Brigades about the fighting: http://justpaste.it/dawnoffreedomassessment
    • The Dawn of Freedom Brigades fighting in the eastern part of the city: YPG release. 10-28-2014
      An airstrike on eastern Kobani.

      An airstrike on eastern Kobani.

      YPG fighters in Kobani.

      YPG fighters in Kobani.


  • 6 people, including 4 children, were killed by shells that hit the rebel-held Hamidiyeh neighborhood of Aleppohttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.212251&lon=37.161427&z=15&m=b

  • 4 barrel bombs were dropped on al-Sheikh Meskin in Daraahttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=33.567431&lon=36.485167&z=14&m=b

  • 4 barrel bombs were dropped on Nawa in Daraa.


  • 3 people were killed by barrel bombs and shelling on Ibta in Daraa:


  • An unexploded barrel bomb in Daraa

  • Rebels firing on a government position in Atman in Daraa

  • Bombs being dropped on Kafr Zita in Hama

  • Bombs dropped on al-Lataminah in Hama:
    • Damage: 

  • The Islamic State captured 3 gas fields in the al-Sha’er area of Homs from government forces: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=34.911836&lon=37.968750&z=10&m=b

  • The NDF escorting a convoy carrying agricultural crops: 

  • An editorial in the New York Times by Meysa Abdo, a YPG commander in Kobanihttp://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/opinion/turkeys-obstruction-of-kobanis-battle-against-isis.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&referrer=

  • Antinio Guterres, the UN high commissioner for refugees, said at a conference in Germany, that the refugees from the Syrian Civil War are the world’s “most dramatic humanitarian crisis”.
    • Tammam Salam, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, said the the 1.1 million refugees that the country of 4.5 million currently has is unsustainable.
      • 16 people were killed in Tipoli over the last few days as the army fought gunmen from Syria.
    • Naci Koru, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey, said that they have only received $250 million from the international community to help with the refugees in their country, even though they have spent $4 billion.

      Afghans who are fighting for the Syrian government in Hama.

      Afghans who are fighting for the Syrian government in Hama.

      Afghans who are fighting for the Syrian government in Hama.

      Afghans who are fighting for the Syrian government in Hama.

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