In addition to reading this update, please see the numerous links on this and other blogs to the fires that have destroyed much of Aleppo’s historic souq (market).


Syria Update, September 30, 2012 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)

Today’s death toll: More than 120 Syrians were killed today, among them 43 unarmed civilians.

Saturday’s revised death toll: More than 160, among them 89 civilians.

The al-Nusra Front claimed to have captured five Yemeni army officers sent by Yemen’s government to help quell the uprising. The five men were recorded asking the Yemeni government to stop supporting the Assad regime. On a video they identified themselves as Ali al-Salama, Mohammed Abdo al-Malaiki, Hani Nizar, Hassan al-Wahib and Ahmed Radman and stated they were serving in Aleppo.

Aleppo province: The Syrian military shelled the neighbourhoods of Bab al-Nasr, B’idin, Bustan al-Basha Qastal Harami, Salahaddin, al-Sakhour, al-Sukari, al-Sha’ar, al-Shaykh Ali, and al-Zabdaya and deaths reported in the al-Shaykh Ali neighbourhood as well as injuries of Syrian military in Salahaddin. Fires destroyed the historic suqs of…

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