Violence rages in Aleppo

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Syrian troops shelled several districts in Aleppo and clashed with opposition forces on Tuesday (September 18th) in Bustan al-Qasr in the southwest and in nearby Izaa, AFP reported.

Two civilians were killed overnight during shelling of the rebel-held Sakhur neighbourhood in the northeast, while nearby Hanano was also bombed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syrian forces said they had secured the Midan district on Monday after a week of fighting.

Pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan said the army had "cleansed" Midan, which "opens the door" to nearby neighbourhoods, including Bustan al-Basha, Suleiman al-Halabi and Sakhur.

But the two-month-old battle for Aleppo was still very fluid, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

In Aleppo province, two civilians were killed in shelling on the town of al-Bab and the town of al-Safira was also reportedly bombed, according to the observatory.

The violence followed a bloody day Monday in which 137 people -72 civilians, 24 rebels and 41 soldiers- were killed nationwide, the Observatory said.

The Britain-based group said more than 27,000 people have been killed since the uprising erupted in March 2011. The United Nations puts the toll at over 20,000.

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    صباح ابراهيم

    2012-9-24

    Bashaar al-Assad's crimes are against humanity. This person does not fear God or reckon the last day. He has committed heinous crimes against the Syrian people. Thousands of Syrian people fall dead daily at the hands of the forces of the corrupt Syrian regime. Syria has seen many sorts of violence especially violence against children. Al- Assad committed acts of violence, acts of torture and brutality against the children and the Syrian people. These brutal crimes are contrary to the New York International Convention for Child Rights. No people will struggle like the Syrian people. The Syrian regime did bombard its own people. He did assault his own people to please Bashar al-Assad. Long live the Syrian people and their struggle. They will continue to fight against corruption.

  • حميد مسعود

    2012-9-20

    The Syrians have borne a lot for two years, such as pains and suffering from what they saw from the government and conspirators, but none of us should stand silent; they should unite to help the refugees who escaped from the tyrannical regime. Why don’t the Arab countries unite to save the individuals who left there and go to them? The world will move if there is an earthquake in Israel or America or other countries that are decision-makers, so what about an unarmed human who cannot even talk against the tyrannical regime? The sick people should get full care, and there should be full preparations to help those who are harmed by the tyrannical regime, by the bombings and killing and slaughtering. Many of the Syrian citizens now have permanent handicaps and diseases that have no treatment; we should give them care. Also, the babies need special care in this atmosphere, which is full of diseases, and they may die easily.

  • حسام الدين علي

    2012-9-19

    Syria has witnessed bloody confrontations between the tyrant regime and the poor people. In fact, Syria has witnessed the most heinous crimes that will ever be written in history with the blessed martyrs’ blood. The tyrant regime of Bashar has used every bloody means in order to kill the defenseless Syrians such as bombing the houses, sniping at persons, slaughtering the innocent, terrorizing the safe people and displacing people. Their tyrant hands have not only attacked the men, but also they have reached the women and children, with a shameful and heinous international silence. Thus, this tyrannical and failed regime has attacked its people, and now it is time to leave.