Syria Update, September 8, 2012 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)

The current death toll is 148.

Aleppo province: City of Aleppo: A main water pipeline exploded and flooded the streets in al-Midan and Bustan al-Basha. State sources said it was an act of sabotage, while other sources stated that a missile had hit the pipeline. This leaves parts of the city without water. These areas are being shelled by the SAA and clashes were also ongoing today. Opposition from Bustan al-Basha (which they control) broke into the al-Midan area at the Saint Vartan convent which they used as a base to try to move further into al-Midan, however they were met with a very fierce response by the Syrian air force’s security. The SAF shelled the al-Sha`ar, Sad al-Lawz and al-Hulwaniyya areas.

The bodies of 17 persons who had been summarily executed were discovered…

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