#Damascus #Syria

From : Coalition of Free Damascenes For Peaceful Change

The oldest populated city in the world under fire… Summary of field events in the capital Damascus on Tuesday 17/07/2012

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A military campaign on the districts of the capital Damascus continues for the third day in a row. Today the campaign has been focused on Al Qaboun since night time, where regime forces began cordoning off the area from all directions. Then, extremely heavy mortar and tank shelling started, alongside the participation of helicopter shelling.

Security forces and the army remain deployed, accompanied by tanks and armoured vehicles, in Al Midan district, where clashes take place from time to time.

For the first time, clashes took place in Al Mazra’ah area in the centre of Damascus, in the vicinity of the headquarters of the Ba’ath party, in addition to clashes in Barzeh, Al Tadamon, Al Zahirah, Mukhayam Yarmouk [Yarmouk camp], Al Qadam, Al Asali, Naher Eishe and other areas.

Regime forces brought in large reinforcements of soldiers, armoured vehicles and tanks inside the capital, with a spreed of checkpoints and blocking off roads leading to security centres in most areas of the capital. Reinforcements were also brought to entrances of the capital that link it to the suburbs.

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Some of the clips from the capital today

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Al Qaboon:

-Very important – military reinforcements enter Damascus 17/07/2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63EvsrMNQHY&feature=g-all-u

-Military helicopters shell Al Qaboon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQLPXvkThAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am3DB5a3qx8

-Impact of the indiscriminate mortar shelling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMZ5xhgKQ-Q&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf4HDHOfbm0&feature=youtu.be

Martyr from Egypt who died by a sniper shot from Assad’s security:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV0AXhmJTsM

Injury of one of the residents:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS5rCEjapbo

Sounds of helicopter shelling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aveyO67LmK8&feature=youtu.be

Smoke billowing as a result of the shelling on one of the houses by helicopters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQi4OgQwsw8&feature=plcp

Fire lit in the houses as a result of the shelling:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkUgv7q9Hw0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKL2V8Ogkpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRl9duHNJo

Martyr Abdulhadi Abdulhay, killed by a bullet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OH6K5vQ6t0&feature=youtu.be

Letter from the Free Syra Army to Assad’s battalion:
http://youtu.be/PRf513pIwXQ

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Al Midan:

Artillery pounding the district and heavy smoke billowing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW8w4V0xU4g

Another clip of the crimes that the district is experiencing done by the Republican Guard:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8VaZi_LwWo

Hundreds of shabeeha [regime forces] enter the district from the Palestine branch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOYCXMOwa-o&feature=youtu.be

Tanks in the centre of the capital:
http://youtu.be/jE6X7okwsMY

Shabeeha [regime forces] fire bullets:
http://youtu.be/wac685Uf29Q

Armoured vehicles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKSwqyquPJ0&feature=youtu.be

Bullets of hatred from Assad’s forces:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NECjgZ3BjE&feature=plcp

Clouds of smoke fill the sky of the capital with sounds of shooting:
http://youtu.be/pAQ06BywaWI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxXjIQ361ZM&feature=youtu.be

The shelling that the district is experiencing by Assad’s gangs since today morning:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNB8a3u_lxA

Smoke from the very strong explosion that was heard in the late afternoon today:
http://youtu.be/YTeZOSSEvqE

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Al-Tadamon:

–Important: Regime fire onto the Othman Bin Affan Mosque in the neighborhood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBdrP1IgNQs&feature=youtu.be

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Jobar:

–Fire opened from war planes onto Al-Qaboun as the calls to prayer are made
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYe0csiKgB8&feature=youtu.be

–Regime planes over the skies of Jobar and its surrounding areas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-cdX5TyZ5g
http://youtu.be/7vmSJXO2FLw

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Kaber Atkah:

–Songs for the revolution are heard from the minarets of the mosques
http://youtu.be/iCfEn6C5qJo

–Shops on strike
http://youtu.be/MZy7oBM8uvQ

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Al-Asali:

–Regime shelling onto the neighborhood with mortar shells has left 4 women injured and a member of the Free Syrian Army too. A child was killed due to a shrapnel to the head.
http://youtu.be/PybXCyDBTj0

–Sounds of clashes in the neighborhood
http://youtu.be/1qxkuZ0hBqs
http://youtu.be/g64q7N0CjtY
http://youtu.be/Zyp5y2Vw_co
http://youtu.be/6Jzn5xv74GA

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Baghdad Road:

–The graffiti man battalion today went round and sprayed the roads as well as covering photos of Assad. In support of Almidan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5hsLqEMHR0&feature=plcp

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Naher Eishe:

–Spread of armoured tanks and vehicles as the regime forces besiege the neighborhood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joda3RKhgq0&feature=youtu.be

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Al Qadam:

–A protest in support of Midan and Asali neighborhoods
http://youtu.be/4K9Le7eACfw

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–A strike in Medhat Basha Souq in support of Midan and Qaboun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-GCGbsH44I&feature=youtu.be

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–Cutting the road to Kafarsouseh Square in Midan neighborhood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-1Augyd_G4&feature=plcp

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