Rare Closeup Footage of the Battle for Damascus

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14 Oct 2014

Format mpeg4, Bitrate 1.281 mbps

October 14, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Opposition forces were able to recapture Taiba, an area located between al-kaboon and Jobar, that has under the control of the Syrian government for a long time. The opposition forces took control of the Taiba area and created an operation room inviting all the military brigades in Eastern Gouta to collaborate against the regime. The brigades included the Jaish al-Islam (al-Islam army), al-Itihad al-Islami (the Islamic unit), ah-Habib al-mustafa brigades, Jund Dimashq (Damascus soldiers) and Faylaq al-Rahman (al-Rahman brigade).
The opposition forces were also able to infiltrate a vast area of Damascus after taking control over the Kamal Moshareqa barracks. During the battle, the opposition forces were able to reach to 10 T72 tanks, However, they were only able to capture two of them. The main purpose of the assault was to enter the meat market located near al-Hal market, a large market in the Syrian capital, on the side of al-Abaseyyen square.
The regime responded with more than 6 airstrikes. They also attacked the rebels with mortars and ground missiles.
The area around al-Abaseyyeen square, in the center of the capital, is of strategic importance. Through the square, the opposition forces can enter the March 8 tower, which is one of the most important defensive locations in the city. The battle for the square is ongoing.

Shot List:

Shots of the conflict in the Kamal Moshareqa barracks.
Shots of the conflict in the area of Taiba, and opposition forces checking regime controlled houses.
Shots of the conflict in Taiba as the regime tries to enter the buildings.
Shots of the conflict on the sides of al-Abaseyyeen square, in the center of the capital.
Shots of the conflicts in the area of Arefa checkpoint.
Shots of the the rebels at Taiba area in Jobar.
Shots of the air strikes by the regime over Taiba in Jobar.
Shots of the conflict around the Kamal Moshareqa barracks.
Shots of the conflict in the area around the new highway and Kamal Moshareqa barracks.
Shots of the conflict around the Kamal Moshareqa barracks.
Shots of the conflict in the area of Taiba and a 23mm machine gun used against the building where snipers are hiding.
Shot of al-Abaseyyeen stadium inside the Syrian capital from the side of Arefa.
Shot of al-Abaseyyeen lights.
General shot of Damascus.
Close-up of al-Abaseyyeen, the center of Damascus.
Shot of al-Abaseyyeen, the center of Damascus.
Shot of an opposition soldier stepping on the Syrian flag after they captured the Kamal Moshareqa barracks.
Shot of a Kalashnikov inside one of the buildings in Jobar.
Shot of reloading a machine gun.
Shot of a machine gun on one of the front lines in Jobar.
Shot of one of the opposition fighters monitoring the movements of the regime forces on the front line in Jobar.
Interview with fighter Mohamad Sobhi, near one of the front lines in Damascus from the side of the Kamal Moshareqa barracks after they took control it and other strategic positions in the area.
Shot of a sign on Zamalka bridge in Taiba which the regime claims to control along with other strategic areas.
General shot of the opposition fighters in Taiba.
Shot of the buildings that were destroyed by the regime by the regime's airstrikes along with the battles in the area of the new highway and the Kamal Moshareqa barracks.
Shot of a regime tank being destroyed and smoke coming out of it in Taiba, Jobar.
Interview with Malek Ata, from al-Habib al-Mustafa brigade talks about the battles of Taiba in Jobar.
Shot of a wall where a child has written the word 'Jobar'.
General shot in Jobar while the rebels move from a pony to another.
Shot of the destruction from the airstrikes.
Shot of an opposition fight in Taiba.
Shot of Zamalka bridge which is under the control of the opposition.
Shot of a sign board for a major company in Jobar.

Interviewees:

Mohamad Sobhi, opposition fighter (man, Arabic)

Malek Ata, fighter in al-Habib al-Mustafa brigade (man, Arabic)

Transcription:

Mohamad Sobhi:
"Thank God we were able to seize over 10 tanks and retrieve the Taiba area, which was held by the regime. We were also able to take control of many areas near the March 8 tower, the new highway, and al-Hal market, and we now control a large area of the capital through a 1 kilometer long front."

Malek Ata:
"We are now on the front lines in Taiba area, Jobar neighborhood. As you can see al-Amani school is right behind us. The regime states that they fully control the Taiba area and that they took parts of Jobar and Zamalka bridge, but of course all of these announcements are false. The battles are still going and have been for the past 20 days. The regime was able to take control of few areas. The fighters in Jobar sensed the danger and formed an operations room for all the brigades in Jobar."