Two Weeks of Unimaginable Horror in Aleppo

[Only December 28-22 Covered]


[Survivors of a barrel bomb dropped on a school in Mare, 23rd of December 2013]

The past two weeks have seen the worst phase so far of the tyrant’s genocidal campaign against Aleppo. In this short period, fighter jets and helicopters have massively bombarded the residential areas of dozens of Aleppo’s neighborhoods and its countryside’s towns and villages with missiles, barrel bombs, vacuum bombs in addition to ground missiles, mortars and artillery shelling, killing hundreds of civilians and injuring and displacing thousands more. Yesterday, on the 28th of December, more than 80 civilians were killed as 7 residential areas in and around Aleppo were hit by all sorts of bombs and missiles of mass destruction. The worst massacre occurred at the crowded vegetable market in the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood, where a barrel bomb dropped from a helicopter killed at least 30 innocent people. This was the aftermath:

[Tariq al-Bab:]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XpkUdrYjFI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JISUWYbrqI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-ivtyNpHJ4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQu5_TcUuKA

Among the martyrs was Ahmad al-Hajji, a prominent youth activist who defied the regime’s lies live on state t.v. in the heart of the city at the beginning of the revolution in 2011. Aside of explosives, barrel bombs contain nails and other sharp metal to inflict maximum casualties which are most “effective” in a crowded market such as the one in Tariq al-Bab.

In Myassar, the old city, al-Sukkari, Zibdiye, Bayanun and Shaykh Isa, residential buildings were the target which often collapse as a result of the explosion. People are neither safe in marketplaces, nor at home. They’re sliced to pieces by flying metal or buried alive under the bricks of their own homes.

[Myassar:]

youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqu0OcIV918
youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSiKVuUheoo
youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oA4AD-IMtY

[Shaykh Isa:]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkbTW0Iq7wQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_tQ-7FFg1M

With such a brutal onslaught, the reported number of confirmed dead and wounded can only be taken as a conservative estimate of what actually takes place. On the same day, Ansari Mashhad, Qaterji, Shaykh Maqsoud, Sakhour, Taraqin, Shaykh Najjar, al-Bab, Hraitan, Anadan and other neighborhoods, towns and villages were shelled by mortars and artillery. This occurs on a daily basis in dozens of locations throughout Aleppo and its countryside’s residential areas.

The 27th of December was a relatively calm day, without barrel bombs and missiles, not so the 26th for Dar al-Izza or Anadan in Aleppo’s countryside. On the 25th, Sakhour, Deir Hafer and Hraytan were hit by barrel bombs:

[Hraytan:]

On the 24th, vacuum bombs dropped on al-Sukkari killed 30 civilians, and 20 more in other neighborhoods.

[Sukkari:]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c-75Td3YF0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5eAWpNmR5g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cV1EgzfO2s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a849YsDwJDI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yqBWrLsNh4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd1-XRSAMEs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GbK9wnxfRQ

Some of this footage that was shot on the 24th portrays the destruction caused the day before, when the same neighborhood was attacked by missiles and barrel bombs. On the 23rd, more than 80 civilians lost their lives as a result of bombardments in Haydariyye, Ansari, Karam Homad, Sukkari, Salihin, Marja and many other places. In Mare the target was a functioning primary school, during school hours and crowded with children:

[Sukkari:]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB6Blf-Nb5M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKycQ6DwaEQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkoEf1q5v-8

[Salihin:]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gRrOLr6m5s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_LWJjXo0GY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaDMTShEpQs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcmYJxTzNao

[Bab al-Nerab:]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sbxkMr8qOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGKceK0f550

[Marja:]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh9SZ6NT6w8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyoljAKqMIo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGfB1fV_Bts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h98XG1Dnseo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZImrn_kuRw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV_AWosihDM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44qzSAKPp1E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcgiSjTydBM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dldvqh1vhus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8hqhkeHMw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RfZWUJAi50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTExNVL-LLI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h98g1-AY5-o

The day before, the 22nd of December, was another day of unimaginable terror and devastation. More than 90 innocent people lost their lives that day in and around Aleppo, with hundreds more injured and displaced. Among the residential areas that were bombarded was also the market in the al-Ahmadiyye neighbourhood, where 30 civilians were killed:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD-Eeh7spBw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In8ehsqX_Zk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUE9S0hLJQE

[Sakhour]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgZp2MbSqKM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVDX7TuO48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BPrzFXVbCE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2_CWy7dmoA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1A57hT18Vc

[Kafr Hamra]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wurKDV3v4Jo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNb5LY4MluQ

[Masakin Hanano]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz1ui2S65lY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=040-ZeJIMwQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVbXFV85Mgs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfK950_icXU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q6k2fSc3Ko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL3Hzrp8BCg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOBlmUyPsn8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OeTyHcuwGA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZmg6lkXvLY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAR9pfSbpzM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVbXFV85Mgs

[Mare]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srF12cprYsA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9NQGAKXhaI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ue7aB8Riys

[Haydariyye]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC9O0aP7of4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjd0VYZFG94

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