And the battles between the Syrian Arab army “SAA” of El Assad regime and the opposition forces above them Free Syrian army “FSA” have reached to Damascus itself in a very big development in the last 48 hours.Already Free Syrian Army has issued a statement from short awhile ago announcing that the battle to liberate Damascus has started and will not stop
The fight is now Al Midan neighborhood which witnessed protests and movements against the regime more than any other neighborhood in capital. Eye witnesses report that the exists and entrances of Damascus have been closed today.
Helicopters were flying all over the city since the morning , shelling some areas , it is literally crazy.
Here is a photo showing the old Zahera area in the city after being shelled , photo taken by Rime Allaf.
|Smoke from the old neighborhood|
Certain streets and squares have been completely closed up.
Here is a video clip filmed earlier today showing the entrance of the SAA tanks to Al Midan neighborhood.
Damascus : The tanks in A Midan neighborhood.
Here is a photo for a bus following SAA burnt by the FSA in Midan area. “By Sami El Hamowi”
|Bus on fire|
Here is a video showing that burned bus.
According to some tweeps in Damascus regime forces asked the residents of Al Midan to evacuate it.
Unlike what you think Damascus is not as big as for instance Cairo according to my dear Syrian friends , it is much smaller.
You can watch live stream from time to time her on Bambuser channel Kafor 1 , it is not active from couple of hours but it can be live in any time.
By the way there is a popular campaign n Egypt trying to encourage the public to boycott Chinese Ramadan plastic lentarns.
Meanwhile the Syrian FB pages are spreading these safety instructions about missiles !! yes missiles !!
Lens Young Homsi , the group of photographers in Homs whose work will be documented insh Allah internationally.
|Homs today !!|
|Old building in Homs|
It is 9:30 Cairo Local time and things are developing by hour in Syria. It seems that FSA is allegedlly controlling the Qaboon area and El Midan neighborhood. Several SAA tanks have been destroyed , a police station was captured by FSA and the Red Cross was true it is a bloody civil war.This video is allegedly in El Midan neighborhood showing the FSA and what it captured.
Second in a very interesting time , Manaf Tlass resurfaces again in France calling for a constructive transition in Syria condemning the attacks of SAA against civilians. Many are waiting for the televised interview this man will speak in. Of course I can not forget the 5 permenat members' plan concerning transitional period in Syria that would include former regime members who got no blood on their hands.
Ok three Egyptian businessmen are reportedly missing in Damascus !! The trio was visit Damascus to to sign some new deal to import children cloth from Syria and then they have become missing !! Now their familie are asking president Morsi and field marshal Tantawy for help !! "official dual rulers "