Syria Daily Report 30/08/2015

Yesterday’s casualties: 138 | Zabadani – al-Fu’ah ceasefire collapsed | IS destroy another archaeological site in Palmyra | 19 civilian and opposition casualties during Tall Rifat IS VBIED attack | International Coalition airstrikes kill 8 IS in Raqqah

Damascus Governorate:

  1. After an extension of the original 48 hour long ceasefire in Zabadani and al-Fu’ah, negotiations between the SAA and opposition forces failed and the ceasefire collapsed. SAA, Hezbollah, NDF, and PLA clash with islamist opposition and local fighters in Zabadani. 2 Hezbollah fighters killed during the clashes. Opposition and JAN forces shell al-Fu’ah and Kafarya.
  2. An SAA brigadier-general was killed along with 4 others driving with him in his car in Damascus yesterday. It remains unknown who carried out this attack.
  3. 14 civilian casualties reported today during ongoing SAA bombardment in east Damascus countryside including the towns of Duma, Irbin, and Harasta.
  4. Clashes between SAA and opposition forces in al-Moadamyeh.

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Syria Daily Report 29/08/2015

Zabadani – al-Fu’ah ceasefire terminated, heavy shelling ensues | Heavy fighting between opposition and IS fighters in northern Aleppo Governorate | IS suicide VBIED attack on another village in northern Aleppo Governorate | Two unsuccessful assassination attempts on opposition commanders | SAA use of gas in shelling of ar-Rastan kills 5

Opposition faction Ahrar al-Sham fire artillery shells on al-Fu'ah. Image courtesy of @Ahrar_lens.
Opposition faction Ahrar al-Sham fire artillery shells on al-Fu’ah. Image courtesy of @Ahrar_lens.

Damascus Governorate:

  1. The ceasefire in Zabadani, al-Fu’ah, and Kafarya has come to an end as SAA shell Zabadani and reports of more than 200 shells dropped by opposition and JAN forces on al-Fu’ah and Kafarya.
  2. Clashes between SAA and opposition in western Damascus countryside. Reports of casualties on both sides.
  3. Islamist opposition fighter killed after an IS IED explosion in Yalda.

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Syria Daily Report 28/08/2015

Yesterday’s casualties: 168 | Unknown fighters destroy a fuel truck | Zabadani – al-Fu’ah ceasefire to be extended another 48 hours | North Aleppo Governorate fighting continues | 28 opposition / JAN and 16 SAA casualties in Abu a-Dohor

Homs Governorate:

  1. Unknown fighters attacked a fuel truck on the road between Damascus and Homs (M5) setting it on fire.
  2. SAA and IS clash in areas west of Palmyra.
IS equipment found in a tunnel under Ghawiran Cemetery. Image courtesy of @Ibra_joudeh.
IS equipment found in a tunnel under Ghawiran Cemetery. Image courtesy of @Ibra_joudeh.

Hasakah Governorate:

NDF sources claim that they found an IS stash of weapons and IEDs under a cemetery in Ghawiran Neighborhood, south Hasakah.Read More »

Syria Daily Report 27/08/2015

Yesterday’s casualties: 131 | Zabadani – al-Fu’ah – Kafarya 48 hour ceasefire in effect | Massive IS offensive on northern Aleppo Governorate villages | Opposition and JAN advance in al-Ghab Plain | Attack on IS vehicle in Mayadin

An opposition fighter in Zabadani during the ceasefire. Image courtesy of @SyriaDirect.
An opposition fighter in Zabadani during the ceasefire. Image courtesy of @SyriaDirect.

Damascus Governorate:

  1. A ceasefire between the SAA and opposition forces in Zabadani, al-Fu’ah, and Kafarya has come into effect 6 AM this morning and will be in effect for 48 hours. The ceasefire does not include Madaya, the village just south of Zabadani, as reported yesterday.
  2. Clashes between opposition forces and the SAA in Duma break out.
  3. IS and opposition forces clash in eastern Qalamoun. IS forces manage to advance in the area along with reports of casualties on both sides.
  4. IS clash with opposition forces in Yalda, south Damascus countryside. Reports of casualties on the opposition side.

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Syria Daily Report 26/08/2015

Yesterday’s casualties: 120 | 26 SAA killed during clashes with opposition in Latakia Governorate | SyAF fighter jet crashes on Kuweyres Military Airport | Another Zabadani – al-Fu’ah cease fire in effect 6 AM tomorrow | Heavy fighting in Abu a-Dohor and al-Ghab Plain continues

Latakia Governorate:

26 SAA casualties including a captain during the last three days of clashes with opposition forces atop Nabi Younis Summit.

SyAF L-39 crashed in Kuweyres Military Airport. Image courtesy of @murasel_harbi.
SyAF L-39 crashed in Kuweyres Military Airport. Image courtesy of @murasel_harbi.

Aleppo Governorate:

  1. A Syrian Air Force jet (possibly an L-39) crashed in Kuweyres Military Airport. Whether the crash was due to a technical issue or IS fire is yet unknown. The team piloting the jet has yet to be found.
  2. SAA detonate a tunnel in Karram al-Jabal Neighborhood, northeast Aleppo, killing some opposition forces in the area. The explosion was soon followed by clashes between the SAA and opposition.
  3. Fights break out between SAA and opposition in Bustan al-Qasr Neighborhood, near the center of Aleppo.
  4. SAA and NDF clash against opposition forces in Salaheddine Neighborhood, southwest Aleppo.
  5. SAA, NDF, and Hezbollah fight against opposition forces in Karram al-Tarrab Neighborhood, east Aleppo.

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Syria Daily Report 25/08/2015

Yesterday’s casualties: 142 | Opposition forces launch large-scale attack on SAA-held Bashkuy | Clashes break out between opposition and SAA forces south of Zabadani | SAA advance in Jubb al-Ahmar | SAA, Hezbollah, NDF, and PLA advance in Zabadani

Ahrar ash-Sham, one of the factions joining the offense against the SAA in Bashkuy, making their way towards the village. Image courtesy of @Ahrar_lens.
Ahrar ash-Sham, one of the factions joining the offense against the SAA in Bashkuy, making their way towards the village. Image courtesy of @Ahrar_lens.

Aleppo Governorate:

  1. Local fighters loyal to IS kidnap approximately 20 Kurdish citizens in a village near Sarrin.
  2. JAN and opposition forces launch a large-scale attack against SAA in Bashkuy and neighboring areas thus managing to take control of some locations near Bashkuy suffering only two casualties one of which was a media correspondent.

Damascus Governorate:

  1. Since the 16th of August, 247 casualties were recorded after consecutive bombardment of villages and cities in eastern Damascus countryside. Approximately 1000 were injured.
  2. Clashes break out between SAA and opposition forces in Madaya, south of Zabadani.

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Syria Daily Report 24/08/2015

Yesterday’s casualties: 159 | Heavy SAA bombardment of eastern Damascus countryside | JAN and opposition forces initiate new offensive in Abu a-Dohor Airport | Clashes continue between SAA and opposition on Nabi Younis Summit | New Hezbollah and SAA advances in Zabadani

Damascus Governorate:

  1. Heavy SAA bombardment on the villages in east Damascus countryside including Duma, Hamoryah, Saqba, and more causes the death of 31 civilians and injures many more during the last 24 hours. SAA have been bombarding these areas intermittently for the last few weeks.
  2. Opposition forces execute a heavy barrage of rockets and mortars targeting numerous locations in the capitol. more than 20 civilians injured.
  3. Clashes between SAA and opposition forces renew in Darayya.

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Syria Daily Report 23/08/2015

Yesterday’s casualties: 139 | Heavy fighting in Kuweyres Military Airport causes heavy casualties on both sides | Adra Central Prison bombarded by opposition rockets | Bal-Shamin Temple in Palmyra destroyed by IS | Heavy fighting on the summit of Nebi Younis mountain

Aleppo Governorate:

Since the 9th of August Kuweyres Military Airport has witnessed two fierce skirmishes by IS forces against the SAA besieged by them inside the compound. The death toll of these two skirmishes, both starting with suicide VBIED attacks by IS, has reached 51 SAA soldiers and 62 IS fighters. Of the 51 SAA killed, 40 were officers in the Syrian Air Force. Protests organized by the families of the besieged soldiers were carried out in Tartus, Latakia, and Homs.Read More »

Syria Daily Report 22/08/2015

20 civilian casualties and hundreds wounded in Duma by SAA bombardment | Heavy fighting in Kuweyres Military Airport since yesterday | Opposition forces advance in Harasta | Three new battle locations in Homs Governorate

Rescue teams carry a civilian out of areas hit by SAA bombardment in Duma. Image courtesy of @MiddleEastEye.
Rescue teams carry a civilian out of areas hit by SAA bombardment in Duma. Image courtesy of @MiddleEastEye.

Damascus Governorate:

The city of Duma is target to heavy SAA bombardment once more, causing 20 civilian casualties and at least 200 injuries.

Aleppo Governorate:

  1. A video was released showing 8 IS fighters’ heads cut off of their bodies by SAA soldiers in Kuweyres Military Airport after an IS suicide VBIED attack and fighting between the two factions yesterday killed 9 SAA officers.
  2. Approximately 50 IS rockets were launched on the village of Marea yesterday, some of these rockets contained harmful chemical substances.
  3. Clashes break out between SAA and opposition forces in al-Shihan area. Reports of casualties on both sides.
  4. SAA and opposition forces renew their fighting in al-Khaledia Neighborhood, northwest Aleppo.

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Syria Daily Report 21/08/2015

Yesterday’s casualties: 134 | Israeli airstrikes continue | IS re-initiate attack on Kuweyres with a suicide VBIED | IS destroy an archeological Monastery in al-Quaryatayn | Heavy fighting between SAA and opposition in Harasta

2 NDF killed by Israeli airstrikes while driving this car near al-Kawm. Image courtesy of @sayed_ridha.
5 NDF killed by Israeli airstrikes while driving this car near al-Kawm. Image courtesy of http://hoseinmortada.com.

Quneitra Governorate:

Israeli airstrikes continued this morning, targeting SAA locations in Quneitra Governorate, in retaliation of rocket attacks on northern Israeli territories. 2 SAA casualties, one of which was an officer, and 8 injuries in a weapons depot destroyed near Quneitra by Israeli airstrikes yesterday. This morning 4 Islamic Jihad fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes and later in the day 5 NDF fighters were killed by another Israeli airstrike near al-Kawm. IDF spokesperson said: “Israel finds the Assad government responsible for what happens in its territories”. Read More »