Demonstration in the nieghbourhood of Bustan Qaser in Aleppo demands the overthrow of Assad regime
- Mass demonstrations broke out in more than 370 different locations across the country demanding rebel fighters to unite their ranks, have a centralised command and unified strategy to knock down the Assad regime.
- A number of defected officers announced the formation of the Joint Leadership of the Military Revolutionary
- US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said that the Syrian regime has moved some chemical weapons to safeguard the material.
- FSA: A group of defected officers announce the formation of the Joint Leadership of the Military Revolutionary Councils
- Ezaz, Aleppo Suburb: An airstrike by a fighter jet targeting residential buildings leaves scores of dead civilians including children, P2, P3
- Sermin, Idlib: Many civilians die and more get injured due to the indiscriminate shelling
- Death Toll: 184 including 5 children and 4 women (Damascus and Suburbs: 56, Aleppo: 48, Hama: 24, Deir Azzour: 21, Daraa: 19, Idlib: 11, Homs: 4, Qunaitera: 1)
- Number of Demonstrations: 370
- Free Syrian Army key operations:
- Killed at least 35 army soldiers throughout the country.
- Shot down two helicopter gunships and one fighter jet in the province of Deir Azzour.
- Destroyed two military tanks and one armoured vehicle in the city of Aleppo.
- Seized control of the neighbourhoods of Ameriya, Ithaa, Bab Antakiya and Sheikh Maqsoud in the city of Aleppo.
Summary of Events
Mass demonstrations broke out in more than 370 different locations across the country demanding rebel fighters to unite their ranks, have a centralised command and unified strategy to knock down the Assad regime, demonstrators also demanded the overthrow of the Assad regime.
A number of defected officers announced the formation of the Joint Leadership of the Military Revolutionary Councils which includes more than 80% of the rebel fighting groups througout the country.
Activists said that more than 70 soldiers defected to the rebels’ side in the Rahjan military checkpoint in the province of Hama.
Regime forces committed a massacre in the Damascus suburb of Qodsaya claiming the lives of more than 17 civilians including women and children. Meanwhile, regime forces stormed the neighbourhoods of Barzeh, Qabun, Jobar and Tadmon killing at least 12 civilians in Barzeh and nine more in Qabun in addition to arresting dozens of other civilians.
Activists also said that at least 12 prisoners were murdered in the central prison of Hama, while a number of civilians were also murdered in the Daraa suburbs of Kahil, Tafas, Bosra and Wadi Raqad.
Regime forces bombarded the groves of Barzeh in Damascus while continuing to detonate and bulldoze residential buildings in the neighbourhood of Tadamon. Meanwhile, the heavy artillery and fighter jets bombarded the Damascus suburbs of Saqba, Harasta, Kafarbatna, Zabadani, Qudsaya, Artouz, Deir Asafir, Bahariya and Shaaba causing several deaths and injuries.
In Deir Azzour, at least 20 civilians were killed “execution style” in the neighbourhood of Qosour as regime fighter jets pounded the neighbourhoods of Ommal, Arfi and Sheikh Yasin
The rebel Free Syrian Army led by the al-Tawhid brigade continued pushing into the city of Aleppo, seizing control of more neighbourhoods and clashing with pro-regime Kurdish fighters (PKK) in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Maqsoud. Meanwhile, at least 22 civilians were summarily executed by regime forces in the neighbourhood of Rashdin, while dozens more were killed and more were wounded as the regime heavy artillery and fighter jets shelled the neighbourhoods of Jaloum, Kalaseh, Shaar, Nerab and Sakhour, as well as the provincial towns of al-Bab, Ezaz, Kafaramma and Kaljerin.
In the meantime, regime forces resumed their fierce and indiscriminate shelling of densely populated areas throughout the country, leaving scores of civilians dead and wounded while destroying dozens of houses. They shelled the neighbourhoods of Jobar, Sultaniya, Khaldiay and Jouret Sheyah in the city of Homs as well as its provincial towns of Qosayr, Rastan, Ghanto and Krak Des Chevalier. They also shelled the Hama suburbs of Karnaz and Sahl al-Ghab as well as the Idlib suburbs of Sarmin and Jesser Shoghour. They resumed pounding the Daraa subrusb of Karak Sharqi, Yadouda, Mzereib and Tayba as well as the village of Bait Awan, Qasatel and Saraya in the suburbs of Latakia.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that the Syrian regime has moved some chemical weapons to safeguard the material as it wages war against rebel forces but the main storage sites for its arsenal remain secure.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that the humanitarian situation in Syria has deteriorated rapidly during the month of September due to the escalating violence in the country and that the damage and destruction of the country’s infrastructure made it harder for people to find the things they need in order to survive, particularly medical care and medical supplies.
Syrians killed: 35,282
Children killed: 2,549
Females killed: 2,793
Soldiers killed: 3,029
Protestors killed under torture: 1027
Protestors currently incarcerated:+216,000
Syrian refugees since March: +305,425
Refugees in Turkey: +87,774
Refugees in Lebanon: +79,811
Refugees in Jordan: +94,545
Refugees in Iraq: +43,295
Selected Media Coverage
Huffington Post: Leaving Syria for Jordan: Safety Is Not the End of the Story
Alhayat: International reluctance in defining an “exit strategy” for Syria
Alhayat: Fear of Seeing the Crisis Move, or of a Transition to Change?
Rashdiya, Deir Azzoour: Rebel fighters clash with regime forces
Aleppo: Rebel fighters announce the seizure of a number of neighbourhoods, P2
Aleppo: Rebel fighters attack regime forces
Aleppo Suburbs: Rebel fighters attack the 46th regiment
Barzeh: Regime forces commit another massacre
Qabun: Regime forces execute a number of unarmed civilians
Qabun: Regime forces storm the neighbourhood
Barzeh: Cloud of smoke billows from the neighbourhood
Qodsaya: A number of civilians die due to the indiscriminate shelling
Deir Asafir: MIG fighter jet bombards the town
Zabadani: The town under a heavy bombardment
Saqba: A number of civilians die and many get injured including women due to the indiscriminate and fierce shelling
Hameh: Regime helicopter gunship bombards the town
Marjeh: Lifeless body of fallen hero Abdul-Majid Shaghel
Qaterji: Demonstrators demand unity of rebel groups
Suleiman Halabi: Military tanks shell the neighbourhood
Kalaseh: Clouds of smoke billow from the neighbourhood due to the fierce shelling
Bab Antakiya: Clouds of smoke rise form the neighbourhood due to the fierce fighting
Menbej: Funeral procession of female fallen hero Wahida Tayara
Akhtrin: Demonstrators demand unity of rebel groups
Atareb: MIG fighter jets overly fly the town
Bayanoun: Clouds of smoke rise form the neighbourhood due to the fierce shelling
Sultaniya: Regime forces shell the neighbourhood
Rastan: Heavy artillery targets residential buildings
Hamidiya: Regime forces shell the neighbourhood
Ghanto: Regime forces shell the neighbourhood using barrel bombs
Khaldiya: Regime forces shell the neighbourhood
Kahil: Regime forces bombard the town
Mahatta: Demonstrators demand unity of rebel groups
Kashef: Demonstrators chant their support for the areas under repression
Kafar Shams: Clouds of smoke billow from the town due to the fierce shelling
Khirbet Ghazaleh: Funeral procession of fallen hero Husain Haj Ali
Qastoun: MIG fighter jets bombard the town
Aleppo Road: Demonstrators demand unity of rebel groups
Karnaz: The devastating aftermath of the fierce and indiscriminate shelling
Mashaa Arbaeen: Civilians flee the neighbourhood
Kafartakharim: Demonstrators demand unity of rebel groups
Hafarsarjeh: Demonstrators demand the overthrow of the regime
Ma’arat Noman: The devastating aftermath of the fierce and indiscriminate shelling
Habeit: Fighter jets fire on protesters
Qouriya: Protesters demand unity of rebel groups
Sheikh Yasin: The devastating aftermath of the fierce and indiscriminate shelling
Ashara: Demonstrators condemn the regime’s crimes and demand its downfall
Salma: Mass smoke billow from the towns due to the indiscriminate shelling
Amouda: Demonstrators chant support for the areas under repression
USA: Syrian and Iranian opposition groups protest the crimes committed by the Syrian and Iranian regimes