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March 2012-03-2, Syrian Crisis Updated

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Homs

7 trucks belong to the International Committee of the Red Cross arrive to Homs and distribute food in Al-Hamedia, Bostan Al-Dewan and Al-Khaldia neighborhoods.

A media delegation visits Baba Amr neighborhood andthe World News channel broadcasts a video from the neighborhood shows the army control over it and the destruction happened due to the clashes between the Syrian Army and the Free Army Militia.

Anti-government gatherings occur in Bab Al-Draib, Al-Khaldia and Al-Waer neighborhoods and shooting is heard in Bab Al-Sbaa’; other gatherings occur in Wadi Al-A’rab and Daer Ba’lbey and activists talk about a death in Al-Kossour neighborhood.

Clashes between the security force and armed militias take place in Al-Nazheen neighborhood; no causalities recorded.

Shooting is heard in Al-Shammas neighborhood, behind the university housing, and nearby Al-Kala’a and Bab Sbaa’.

Activists: the French journalists Ediet Boffa and William Daniels escape from Homs illegally to Lebanon and they are getting treatment in a hospital located in Beirut.

Activists: “Al-Farouk” battalion spreads in Al-Karabees, Bab Draib, Job Al-Jandali and Al-Hamedia neighborhoods; the gunmen threaten the residents of the neighborhood not to leave their houses.

Raids take place in Joubar, Tal Al-Shour and Al-Soultania farms; gunmen get arrested.

Anti-government rallies occur in Al-Shammas neighborhood, estimated by 100 people, in Al-Kraijeh neighborhood, estimated by 1500 people, and in Al-Khaldia neighborhood, estimated by 300 people, for “Arming the Free Army Militia” Friday.

Field hospitals are found in Jourat Al-A’raes neighborhood Equipped with beds, resuscitation room, operation room and all the medical equipment.

Armed rebels attack a farm in Al-Zabadani located in the western side of Om Sharshouh village with bombs and guns.

Weapons cache is found in Baba Amr neighborhood contains more than 400 bombing device, land mines and rockets; pro-government activists say these weapons are smuggled from the Lebanese borders.

The foreign journalists’ dead bodies, the American journalist Colvit and the French journalist Oshliek, were found last night in Baba Amr neighborhood after the Syrian Army took control over it.

Raids on insurgents’ grounds took place in Al-Soukhna area of Homs countryside last night; weapons and explosion devices are seized.

Anti-government activists accuse the security force of killing Mohammad Ali Al-Terkawey in Al-Khaldia neighborhood.

Edlib

Saleh Mohmoud Al-Dairey is killed in Ma’r Shmareen village located in Ma’rat Al-Nouman area; pro-government activists accuse the security force of his death.

Clashes between the security force and armed rebels take place in Sarakeb area and result in the death of 3 rebels and the injury of 8 others.

Explosions are heard in Ehsom and Al-Mghara towns located in Al-Zaweya Mountain.

Activists: gunmen’s infiltration gets frustrated in Ein Al-Beda village loacted in Jeser Al-Shoghour area resulting in the death and injury of many gunmen.

A booby-trapped car explodes in front of a security checkpoint located in Ma’rat Al-Nouman area resulting in the injury of 2 security men.

Anti-government gatherings occur in Kafr Nobl town and in Taftanaz, estimated by 350 people, in Has of 250 people, and in Bansh town estimated by 40 people; others occur in Taftanaz, Marat Masreen, Jeser Al-Shoghour and Kafr A’waid areas.

Activists: clashes between insurgents over a dispute take place in Khan Shekhoun area resulting in the injury of a number of them.

Gunmen shot on a customs petrol in Areha town last night resulting in the injury of 4 security men.

Damascus Countryside

Anti-government gatherings occur in Kanaker and Joubar neighborhoods and in Barzeh neighborhood, estimated by 200 people, in Arbeen town, estimated by 200 people, in front of Al-Houda and Al-Eman mosques in Douma, and in Al-A’saley neighborhood, estimated by 70 people, for “Arming the Free Army Militia” Friday.

Shooting is heard nearby Masraba Bridge.

Anti-government activists talk about 2 deaths in Douma area and accuse the security force of them.

News on the arrest of 5 people in Al-Kadam area under the charges of participating in unlicensed demonstrations.

Ra’fat Ali Jobran and A’dnan Shabeb are arrested in Al-Hajar Al-Aswad area without specific reasons.

Damascus

Funerals of 9 security men and soldiers initiate from Tashreen military hospital. France closes its embassy in Damascus.

Anti-government gathering estimated by 60 people occurs in front of Hsain Khattab mosque located in Al-Midand neighborhood for “arming the Free Army Militia” Friday.

A television channel broadcasts videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdAq...show the preparation process of videos before they are broadcasted on TV; one of them shows khaled Abo Salah, from the opposition, in a field hospital in Homs getting instructions about what he should say to the camera from Aljazeera channel and it also shows the rehearsals of a young girl repeating anti-government statements after Abo Salah. Pro-government activists consider this video a “media scandal” specially after Raed Abo Slah prevented a doctor from performing a surgery to finish the video and broadcast it on Al-jazeera.

Aleppo

5 insurgents get arrested for assassinating, according to activists, businessmen Mahmoud Ramadan and Mahmoud Al-Sourani.

A video shows gunmen announcing the formation of “Osoud Al-Shahbaa’” battalion and “Sa’d Allah Al-Jabery” battalion of the Free Army Militia.

A bombing device placed by insurgents in a garbage can in Al-Fardous neighborhood; news on the injury of 2 civilians.

Anti-government gatherings occur in Ratian village of Aleppo countryside, estimated by 100 people, in Saif Al-Dawla neighborhood, estimated by 100 people, and in Jarablous area estimated by 200 people.

2 anti-government gatherings occur in Al-Mraijeh and Al-Soukarey neighborhoods.

An anti-government gathering occurs nearby Nour Al-Shouhada mosque located in Al-Sha’ar neighborhood; anti-government activists talk about a death in Al-Sakhour neighborhood and post names of 3 people who they accuse the security force of killing.

Deir Al-Zour

Gunman fire dynamite nearby Al-Saa’ey hospital located in Al-Naher Street.

Shooting is heard nearby Al-Mouazafeen area.

A bombing device explodes in front of Al-A’rfey mosque resulting in the death of a civilian and the injury of 3 security men.

Anti-government rallies occur in Albo Kamal area, estimated by 200 people, and in Al-Jbaileh neighborhood, estimated by 400 people.

Abd Al-Razzak Ryad Al-Asa’d is killed in Albo Kamal area and anti-government activists accuse the security force of his death.

A’bd Al-Razak Al-Salem’s funeral turns into an anti-government gathering.

The so-called “Tansekiat Daer Al-Zour” Facebook page posts names of 4 anti-government people and accuse the security force of killing them

Daraa

Shooting is heard nearby Al-Mansour mosque and Al-Baneen secondary school located in Dara’a Al-Balad; 2 people get arrested without specific reasons.

“Al-Mo’taz Bellah” battalion of the Free Army Militia announces bombing a security vehicle last night.

An anti-government gathering of 250 people occurs in Dara’a Al-Balad; others occur in Naseeb, Dara’a Al-Balad, Daa’el. Al-jieza and Khorbah Al-Gazal and anti-government activists accuse the security force of killing Yousif Abd Al-Haleem in Jasem town.

The so-called “Tansikiat Dara’a” Facebook page posts 10 names for people who it accused the security force of arresting in Al-Shaikh Meskeen area under the charges of participating in unlicensed demonstrations.

Al-Hasaka

Anti-government rallies occur in Amouda area, estimated by 300 people, and in Al-Kameshley, estimated by 200 people, waving the Kurdish flag for “arming the Free Army Militia” Friday.

An anti-government gathering occurs in Ghweran neighborhood.

Hama

Abdallah Najeb Al-shaikh is killed in Souran area after an anti-government gathering and anti-government activists accuse the security force of his death.

Anti-government gatherings occur in Taiba Al-Emam, Kafr Nbouda, Al-Latamna, Al-Arba’een, Janoub Al-Mala’ab and Al-Daheria neighborhoods.

Anti-government activists say that the security force prevented anti-government people from protesting in Halfaya town of Hama countryside.

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