"Truce" - A caricture by world-renowned Syrian cartoonest Ali Farzat who once had his fingers crushed by Syrian security forces
Today's Top Stories
- Activists reported more than 292 breaches of Eid al-Adha truce by regime forces today, including direct shooting, arbitrary arrests and shelling.
- Regime forces killed more than 116 people today, most of them died in Damascus and Aleppo.
- More than 332 anti-regime demonstrations broke out across the country.
- Daf Ashoq, Damascus: Many people die and dozens more get injured due to a massive car bomb explosion, P2, P3
- Damascus: MIG fighter jets and military tanks bombard a number of towns and neighborhoods, P2, P3
- Homs: Many people die as the shelling continues, P2, P3
- Breach Points: 292 (Damascus: 62, Aleppo: 55, Idlib: 41, Homs: 40, Daraa: 31, Deir Azzour: 21, Latakia: 20, Hama: 15, Raqa: 4, Qunaitera: 2, Tartus: 1)
- Number of areas shelled: +111
- Civilians Death Toll: 116 including 9 women and 4 children (Damascus and Suburbs: 48, Aleppo: 33, Idlib: 10, Deir Azzour: 8, Daraa: 7, Homs: 6, Hama: 3, Hasaka: 1)
- Regime Soldiers Death Toll: 31 (Idlib: 12, Homs: 8, Aleppo: 5, Daraa: 3, Damascus and Suburbs: 2)
- Number of People Wounded: +150
- Number of People Detained: +25
- Number of Demonstrations: +332
Summary of Events
Activists reported more than 292 breaches of Eid al-Adha Truce by regime forces today, including direct shooting, sweeps and arbitrary arrests of unarmed civilians as well as heavy artillery and aerial bombardments on more than 111 different areas across the country, leaving dozens of people dead and many more wounded, including women and children.
Regime forces killed more than 116 people today, including nine women and four children. Some 48 people died in Damascus and its suburbs, most of them fell in two car bomb explosions that targeted the neighbourhoods of Zohour and Daf Ashoq in the south of Damascus which was recently subjected to massive military offensive by regime forces. At least 100 more people were also wounded as a result of the explosions. Scores of people were killed in the towns of Douma and Harasta due to the fierce and indiscriminate aerial and tanks shelling.
At least ten rebel fighters were killed in the neighbourhood of Ahsrafiya in Aleppo city as they clashed with the pro-regime Kurdish PYD militia. Many people were also shot dead by sniper fire in the neighbourhoods of Saif Adola, Ferdous and Suleiman Halabi in Aleppo city.
Regime forces also killed six people in Homs province as they bombarded the neighbourhood of Khaldiya and the provincial town of Talkalakh. They also executed seven people in Daraa and five more in the neighbourhood of Qusour in Deir Azzour city.
Clashes erupted in Idlib, Homs, Daraa, Deir Azzour, Damascus and Aleppo, leaving more than 26 army soldier and 22 rebel fighters dead.
Regime forces shelled the neighbourhoods of Qadam and Asaly in Damascus as well as the eastern Ghouta district in its suburb. They bombarded more than 22 different areas in Homs province and 16 more in Aleppo, in addition to many other areas in the provinces of Idlib, Deir Azour, Daraa and Hama.
More than 332 demonstrations broke out across the country calling for the downfall of the regime and chanting support for the rebel fighters.
Gold prices have spiked up significantly during the Eid season with the 21-Carat gold price per gram hits as high as $52.25.
Syrians killed: 40,974
Children killed: 3,140
Females killed: 3,332
Soldiers killed: 3,939
Protestors killed under torture: 1170
Protestors currently incarcerated:+216,000
Syrian refugees since March: +361,406
Refugees in Turkey: +101,834
Refugees in Lebanon: +102,819
Refugees in Jordan: +105,166
Refugees in Iraq: +44,772
Refugees in North Africa: +6,815
Selected Media Coverage
The Independent: Exclusive: How Syria's rebel fighters were sold exploding rifles
CNN: Truce in Syria?
AFP: Syria: rain-soaked lull in fighting
CNN: On holiday of sacrifice, many Syrians cannot celebrate
Reuters: Nowhere left to run for Syrians under siege
November 2-4: India
SRCC Director to discuss the Syrian revolution at Think 2012 conference
November 13: London, UK
SRCC Director to speak at a seminar titled “The Crisis in Syria: Is There a Way Out?”
Qadam, Damascus: Rebel fighters respond to gunfire by regime forces
Jobar: Demonstration chants for freedom and demands the overthrow of the regime
Asaly: Protesters demand the overthrow of the regime
Hajar Aswad: Demonstration chants for freedom and demands the overthrow of the regime
Qabun: Demonstration vows to carry on the struggle for freedom
Jobar: Funeral procession of fallen heroes Shadi Ismael and Mohammad Kharqi
Harasta: A family gets killed by a sniper
Darya: Residents of Daraya visit the graves of those who died in the famous massacre of Daraya
Yabroud: Protesters vow to carry on the struggle for freedom
Erbin: Demonstrators chant for their beloved fallen heroes
Suleiman Halabi: Rescue operation of a man who was shot dead by a sniper
Tariq al-Bab: Demonstrators demand the overthrow of the regime
Bustan Qaser: Helicopter gunships overfly the city
Masaken Hanano: Demonstrators chant support for the rebel fighters
Bustan Qaser: Protesters demand the overthrow of the regime
Sukari: Protesters chant their support for the detainees
Marea: Lifeless body of fallen hero Abdullah Najar
Bahantra: Demonstration demands the overthrow of the regime
Menbej: Demonstration chant support for the rebel fighters and demands the overthrow of the regime
Deir Hafer: Demonstration demands the overthrow of the regime
Akhtrin: Demonstration chants support for the Free Syrian Army
Rastan: Residents of the town mourn their fallen heroes, P2
Jouret Sheyah: Protesters vow to carry on the struggle for freedom
Qusayr: Funeral procession of fallen heroes Ahmad Atar and Nadya Fadel
Rastan: Children take to the streets demanding the ouster of Assad
Dael: Residents of the town mourn their fallen heroes
Central Daraa: Protesters chant for the fallen heroes and vow to carry on their fight for freedom
Inkhel: Protesters demand the overthrow of the regime
Khirbet Ghazaleh: Demonstration demands the ouster of Assad
Bab Qably: Demonstration condemns the regime’s crimes against humanity
Tariq al-Bab: Demonstration chants support for the rebel fighters
Qusour: Security forces besiege one of the mosques to prevent anti-regime protest
Sheikh Hamed: Demonstration chants for freedom and demands the overthrow of the regime
Howayz: Demonstration demands the ouster of Assad
Armanaz: Helicopter gunship overflies the town
Fatira: Protesters vow to continue the fight for freedom
Sarmada: Demonstrators vow to continue their fight against Assad
Ma’arrat Noman: Regime forces bombard the town
Khareita: Protesters demand the overthrow of the Assad regime
Central City: Demonstration chants support for the rebel fighters
Sheikh Yasin: Residents pay tribute to the martyrs
Hajein: Rebels resume the duties of the absent traffic police
Salhiya: Demonstration demands the overthrow of the regime
Qamishly: Demonstration demands the overthrow of the regime
Aamouda: Demonstration denounces Assad’s crimes and demands his downfall
Akrad Mountain: Protesters chant support for the rebel fighters
Turcoman Mountain: Helicopter gunship overflies the area
Canada: Flash Mob for Syria
Turkey: The Global Solidarity Day for the Syrian People