05/18/2013 - #Syria - Aleppo - Ahrar al-Sham brigade fires rockets at Aleppo’s central prison
The Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) says that five people have been killed and tens injured after a Scud missile hit a neighborhood in the city of Al Raqqa in northern Syria.
The SRGC said the missile destroyed at least 5 houses and rescue efforts were continuing, Al Jazeera Arabic reported.
Videos posted on YouTube apparently show rescuers pulling a person from the rubble in the residential area of Al Raqqa.
04/24/2013 - AJE
A short-range ballistic missile was fired again inside Syria on Wednesday following similar launches last week, a NATO official said Thursday.
“We detected the launch of an unguided, short-range ballistic missile inside Syria yesterday. This follows similar launches on 2 and 3 January,” the official said.
The official added that “all missiles were fired from inside Syria and they impacted in northern Syria. None hit Turkish territory.”
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization could not provide further details on the type of missiles but condemned their use.
“The use of such indiscriminate weapons shows utter disregard for the lives of the Syrian people. It is reckless and we condemn it,” the official said.
In December, the alliance said the use of ballistic missiles by the Syrian regime endangered Turkey, a member of the 28-nation alliance.
It decided in consequence to deploy ground-to-air Patriot missiles, but insisted the deployment “will be defensive only.”
Germany, the Netherlands and the United States are supplying the Patriot missile batteries.
#Syria - Picture: Two boys sit near a fire in the Bustan al-Qaser area in Aleppo; December 26, 2012.
03/12/2012 - #Syria - Damascus - Mezzeh military airport, video show rockets being launched from the airport
JERUSALEM — Israeli artillery fired into Syria early Sunday after gunfire from Syria hit an army vehicle but caused no injuries, the Israeli military said, in the latest spillover of violence from the bloody civil war raging across the ceasefire line.
“Shots were fired at IDF (Israeli army) soldiers…in the central Golan Heights,” an army spokeswoman told AFP, adding that the Syrian fire hit “a vehicle.”
“Soldiers responded with artillery fire towards the source of the shooting…a direct hit was identified,” she said without elaborating.
It was the latest in several exchanges over the past week.
Last Sunday, Israeli troops fired a warning shot across the UN-monitored ceasefire line in response to Syrian fire, in the first instance of Israeli fire directed at the Syrian military in the Golan Heights since the 1973 war.
The following day, Israeli tanks fired again, confirming “direct hits” on the source of a mortar round that struck the Golan Heights.
On Thursday what the army described as “stray bullets” hit Israeli-controlled territory again.
Israel has complained repeatedly to the United Nations over the incidents and did so again after the latest shooting.
“The IDF has reported the incident to UN officials as usual,” the Israeli spokeswoman said.
Fears of a spillover of the conflict which has ravaged Syria for the past 20 months and left more than 39,000 dead, have widened as violence has spread to Syria’s borders with Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
#Syria, The historic Old Market of Aleppo in Syria on fire amid fighting between regime forces and insurgents
#Syria, Fire Started Due to Shelling Tadamun, Damascus with video of lingering smoke in the Damascus skyline!