ملخص المجريات الميدانية في اللاذقية الإثنين بتاريخ 30/07/2012
Daily report from Latakia on Monday 30 July 2012
Yesterday and around 1:00 after midnight Latakia felt like a war zone after big defections in most areas accompanied by violent clashes and heavy gunfire from machine-guns and even antiaircraft. It lasted long; many houses were hit and few civilians were dead or injured. Shabbiha were on full alert in other areas and moved in cars towards troubled areas.
Victims were many and we could document the following: 1. Habiba Suleiman [Bustan al-Sidawi], 2. Mariam Ahmad al-Hisn [Slaybeh], 3. Subhi Barbar [al-Raml], 4. Khaled Abu-Kaff [Rabiah area], 5. Imad Amhan [Rabiah area], 6. Aaref Hmaish [Rabiah area].
Arrests were also many and we documented the arrest of Nizar Shrieqi in Ali Jammal area, and a young man in Mashrou’ al-Slaybeh got arrested after being beaten with a rifle.
Late last night as well a demo managed to take place in Qnainas where young ones blocked the streets using burned tires.
Shelling never ceased last night as mortar and rockets fell on Kurds Mountains, especially hitting Mraij and Dourine.
Today violent shelling hit civilian houses in Wadi Shikhan, Oweinat, and Mafraq al-Mzairaah using rocket launchers and heavy artillery based in Marsad Burj al-Qasab. Al-Ashra village was also violently shelled, and so was Kinsebba area where many houses were damaged. And 4 rockets fell on Dweirkeh tonight. Shelling was renewed later at night at Salma, Dourine, and Oweinat.
Regime increased barriers on Latakia-Kassab road; al-Qanjara’s is now a two-way barrier now, 3 more barriers were added to Zighreen, in addition to the usual barrier at Fronloq forests.
At night security and Shabbiha spread heavily round mosques and in areas likely to see demos. Protests did take place out of Houriyeh Mosque, Fattahi Mosque in Slaybeh, Izzi Mosque in Jableh, Aashur Mosque in al-Raml, in Palestinian Camp in al-Raml, and in Bustan al-Rihan where security arrested many.
An explosion was heard tonight near the metro base in al-Raml, and two similar ones were heard in Banias city.
Below are videos of the day.