SNN | #Syria | Duma: A summary and videos of events on Wednesday, 7 Dec. 2011
The Syrian Revolution Coordination Committee of Douma (Duma) City A summary and videos of events on Wednesday, 7 Dec. 2011, dubbed Wednesday of “Freedom for human rights activist Muhammad Khair Al-Wazir”
Demonstrations: Student demonstrations were held at the end of school day and issued from many schools. Demonstrations by the general public issued from a number of mosques, such as; Hasiba, the Grand mosque, and Halima. The protesters chanted in solidarity with Homs and other besieged cities, demanded a No-Fly-Zone and a buffer zone and the execution of the president. A large nighttime demonstration was held and large numbers of army forces and Shabiha (regime-sponsored gangs) headed to Al-Aliya area.
Security situation: The city is under a vicious arrest campaign executed by 18 Zil vehicles, a pickup, an anti-riot vehicle, and an officer car. A number of children were arrested, homes were raided and searched for children, and the children were pursued in Al-Hajjariya area. 3 men were also arrested, including Sheikh Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz the imam of Al-Iman mosque, the other 2 are unidentified. Raids: A number of homes were raided in Al-Quwatli Street and in Al-Hajjariya area. Gunfire was heard in the evening.
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• The following services and items were cut off for 3 days: electricity, fuel, landlines and wireless communications. • Then, after those 3 days, regime forces stormed the town by around a 100 military vehicles accompanied by security buses. • They stayed in the eastern area of the town and imposed a siege on the entire town by surrounding it from all sides, along with snipers on the rooftops. • The invasion was accompanied by intensive firing from machine guns and heavy weapons, the shells of these weapons fell on many homes causing great damage. The minaret of the Grand Mosque was attacked and live bullets were fired directly at it. • Water tanks were a direct target for regime forces fire. • 2 martyrs fell as a result of this attack: martyr Hussein Jamal Shaban and martyr Maher Muhammad Rahhal. • In addition to dozens of injuries, including wounding women and 2 female children, the victims were transported to the nearby town of Binnish, and in there the funeral procession were held for the 2 martyrs, whom afterward were buried in the cemetery of Taftanaz town. • Khaled Abdul-Aziz Tahhan and Abdul-Hamid Hasan Tahhan were arrested. • After sunset, the army withdrew and got stationed at the military airport of Taftanaz, following the defection of a large number of army elements who did not allow security forces in. • The free women of Taftanaz sent a message to the world saying: God is with us, we are not afraid, we are certain of victory; and though we are living in a desert with no water, electricity, nor communication, but we have dignity and dignity is our bread.
Jesr Al-Shoghour: • The army’s 4th division (555) is now deployed heavily in the city, with them, there are BTRs painted blue, which are spread all over Jesr Al-Shoghour, as part of deploying additional forces in the regions close by the borders.
• Security forces killed Mehrez Najari after his mission was done, so he won’t reveal what he knew; note that he had helped security a lot when they entered Jesr Al-Shogour.
The border regions: Continuation of moving military reinforcement to the north, close by the border regions, the reinforcements with rockets and anti-aircraft equipments are passing through Sahl Al-Ghab in the direction of Jesr Al-Shoghour in anticipation of the enforcement of a Buffer-Zone.