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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

At the field hospital, a medic gives first aid for Abu Yehia, who suffers from injuries and burns due to the airstrike on his apartment.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

A medic that did not want to show his face holds the pants of a victim that lost his right leg due to the airstrike.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Medics use a defibrillator as they try to restart the heart of a victim who was seriously injured in the bombing. Despite the effort of the doctors, the man died.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

A man holds his baby daughter who is injured in the bombing on Douma. He is waiting for help from medics in the small field hospital, as they are busy trying to treat more serious cases.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

A tractor removing debris in the neighborhood that was hit by the airstrike.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Man checking his apartment in the neighborhood that was hit by the airstrike.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Local rescuers use a tractor to remove debris in the neighborhood that was hit by the airstrike.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

A tractor removing debris in the neighborhood that was hit by the airstrike.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Walaa al-Saour was pregnant when killed in the airstrike. Doctors were able to save her eight months pre-mature baby.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Walaa al-Saour was pregnant when killed in the airstrike. Doctors were able to save her eight months pre-mature baby.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Walaa al-Saour was pregnant when killed in the airstrike. Doctors were able to save her eight months pre-mature baby.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Walaa al-Saour was pregnant when killed in the airstrike. Doctors were able to save her eight months pre-mature baby.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Walaa al-Saour was pregnant when killed in the airstrike. Doctors were able to save her eight months pre-mature baby.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Walaa al-Saour (covered in the background of the picture) was pregnant when killed in the airstrike. Doctors were able to save her eight months pre-mature baby.

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Opposition Held Douma Under Syrian Re...
Douma, Syria
By Jawad Arbini
27 Jul 2015

Walaa al-Saour was pregnant when killed in the airstrike. Doctors were able to save her eight months pre-mature baby.

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Yarmouk Camp Residents Suffer Bombing...
Damascus
By Rame ALsayaed
10 Apr 2015

Yarmouk Camp (Damascus), Syria
April 10, 2015

This video shows the aftermath of air bombing carried out by Syrian government forces on Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, located in the outskirts of Damascus.
Interviewed camp residents aired their frustration, saying that the bombing has added to their to their long suffering due to a military siege by Syrian government forces and a dire shortage of food supplies, which has lasted for the past four years.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Various night shots of destroyed buildings

VOICE OVER (Arabic)
00:16 – 00:21
“This is the aftermath of barrel bombs dropped on Yarmouk camp by regime forces after midnight.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
00:26 – 01:12

“I was sleeping at home in the lounge. There was suddenly falling; something very loud was falling. As I lifted my head to see what was going on, I felt an earthquake… it was something like an earthquake. Something hit… as my head was up something hit me in the face. What was that? I did not know. I looked around and I saw dust. I opened the door and walked outside and started to shout, calling on the neighbors. One said, ‘I’m hit’ while the other did not answer. The one who did not answer me, may God rest his soul. He has been martyred.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
01:13 – 01:55

“People were sleeping in peace. Are there any fighters here? Are there any rifles or mortars? Civilians were crushed under explosive barrels. Fear God! Have fear for God, Bashar! See how the civilians have been torn to pieces at the hospital – Palestine Hospital. Have fear for God, people. There are no fighters here. All the people here are civilians and children. Where can people go? We are suffering! We are suffering from hunger and thirst, and now you bomb us with explosive barrels at night? God is sufficient for us and He is the best guardian.”
[Standing next to dead cat] “We want to safeguard animal rights, not human rights. Westerners consider animals to be sacred.”

Wide of smoke rising during daytime

VOICE OVER (Arabic)
01:55 – 02:01

“God is greatest! Regime forces are bombing Yarmouk camp intensely. God is greatest!”

Wide of severely damaged buildings during daytime
Various of civilians walking amid the rubble

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
03:10 – 05:05

“I am an old woman. I am 70 years old. I have been under siege alone for four years. My only son is outside the camp. My name is Um Mohamad. My only son and four daughters are outside the camp. We are suffering a lot. This is enough. We need bread, anything to feed on. I live in hunger. I am alone at home. What is happening to us is pitiful. We have had enough. We have suffered a lot we left Palestine and we are still suffering, while the entire world is standing against us. What is happening to us is pitiful. It is really pitiful. I do not have any energy to walk. Whenever I stand up I fall again. I live in the camp on my own.
This is outrageous! Until when will this keep going? All the other towns are receiving food – Beit Sahm, Yalda and Babilla – they have everything they need.
They say that we are receiving food aid; this is a lie. God is witness that we are not even getting a piece of bread or an egg. God knows where this food ends up.
I live on my own, and no one has knocked on my door to give me a loaf of bread or an egg. What is happening to us is pitiful. They should open the road before us. I want to leave; I do not want to stay here anymore. I have had enough. If they open the road I will leave. I stayed here to guard my house, because I have suffered a lot in my life and my husband 40 years ago. I struggled to build this three-story house and raise orphaned children. I cannot leave to be looted.
For God’s sake, find a solution for our camp. We have had enough. This is pitiful. What can I say? Everything is befalling the camp. Everything is befalling Palestinians. What have we done to deserve this?
This is outrageous. Everybody has a decent life except for us. What is our fault?”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
05:05 – 05:32

“We have been under siege in the camp for four years. We have not gotten anything. We have not received any aid. All the organizations are giving aid to Beit Sahm and Babilla. We shall remain steadfast in Yarmouk camp. We thank you, Ahmed Majdalani [Palestinian Authority envoy to Syria], for the gifts you have sent three or four days ago. You have done this instead of giving us food or securing the road for us.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
05:33- 06:17

“We live in the Yarmouk camp. We will not leave our homes, no matter what happens; even if they keep bombing us with barrels until we die. We want to eat and drink. Organizations are distributing food in Yalda and Babilla because they move there. We went there and registered our names, but we were told that only people living at schools can receive food. What about people living under bombing? What about someone who does not want to leave his home? They should open a safe road and let food in. We are suffering to get food. Only people with money can secure electricity. The problem is the same with water; you would have to keep going back and forth, carrying water with containers to be able to fill half a tank. How will this situation end?”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:18 – 06:37

“We are civilians, living in Yarmouk camp. We have children and sick people. Treatment is not available. We do not have food or water. Let them open the road for us. We need to eat and drink. They should give us aid. We do not have food. What can we do? We cannot leave our homes. If we leave our homes our problem will even bigger.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:38 – 06:42

“God willing, we will stay in the camp until we either die or return to Palestine.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:42 – 07:15

“When we left Palestine I was seven years old. But I will not leave Yarmouk camp, now that I am 76 years old. Yarmouk camp is my soul. I dug its ground with my own hands. I transported construction material over my head to build my house – one building block at a time. I dug the foundations with my own hands. We shall remain steadfast in the camp, whatever happens.”

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Aftermath of an Airstrike in Ma'art A...
Maarrat Al-Nu'man
By Omar Alwan
08 Apr 2015

Photos show the aftermath and rescue efforts following an alleged airstrike by Syrian regime helicopters at residential neighborhoods in the heart of Ma'art Al-nu'man, a city in northwest Syria on the highway between Damascus and Aleppo, resulting in at least 4 civilian deaths.

Barrel Bomb Swimming Pool
Aleppo
By sultankitaz
15 Aug 2014

September 15, 2014
Aleppo, Syria

In the early morning of September 15, 2014 the Syrian Air Force bombed the roundabout under the Al Hajj Bridge in Aleppo with barrel bombs, leading to deaths and injuries of many civilians. In addition, a water pipe that supplies water to six neighborhoods in the city was severely damaged, causing flooding in the streets and creating a bomb crater in the road that filled with water from the burst pipes. After the bombing raid was over, local children began using the water filled crater as a swimming pool.

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Civil Defense Units in Aleppo Dig Chi...
Aleppo
By Antonio-Pampliega
14 Jul 2014

May 30, 2014
Aleppo, Syria

Civil Defense Units in Aleppo attempt to rescue a young boy trapped under the rubble of building hit by a barrel bomb. Using shovels and pick axes, they eventually find the boy, but he is dead.

The Civil Defense Units are one the only emergency services left in Aleppo that are somewhat capable of offering help in the wake of bomb attacks and other war related incidents.

Interview:
"The number of people in Hanano center are 29 members and there are five centers in Aleppo. We work as shifts, we are divided into groups and we take shifts so there are people working 24/7. Barrel bombs are being dropped, approximately 20-30 barrel bomb are being dropped everyday on Aleppo, and missiles, and for the last month-and-a-half they are dropping barrel bombs at night also. We formed the civil defense team that does the mission of searching and rescuing people, if a building falls apart and there are people alive buried underneath it, our job is to remove the rubble so we can save lives."

Shot List:

Team members of Civil Defense roam the streets of Bab Al-Nerb
The crew removed the debris
Neighbors help removing debris and searching for the missing
Detail of ruined house
Dirt and debris removed
Team members open a hole in the wall of a room
Removed debris from the hole
An excavator helps the team of civil defense
The excavator removes stones
Team members looking for the boy and dug with shovels

One member indicated the excavator moves
The blade of the bulldozer removes the stones
Team members work looking for child boy
They find the body
The father cries
Neighbors try to comfort the father
The members of the civil defense work still removing the debris
They take the child's body and looking for a car to take him to hospital
Interview with a member of the civil defense unit

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Barrel Bombing in Aleppo, Syria -Marc...
Aleppo, Syria
By Transterra Editor
09 Apr 2014

Title: Barrel bombs in Hay al-Sukkari in Aleppo
Production date: March 5, 2014
Location: Hay al-Sukkari, Aleppo, Syria

Story:
Five civilians were killed on Wednesday in Hay al-Sukkari in Aleppo due to government forces barrel bomb attacks in the area.

The helicopter raided the opposition-controlled neighborhood controlled and dropped explosive barrels on residential buildings, which led to the complete destruction of two of them, and significantly damaging the buildings nearby.

Rigorous attempts by parents and civil defense men were made to recover the bodies of four children buried under the rubble of one of the destroyed houses. The children could not be rescued due to the weak potential and lack of the necessary mechanisms.

Under the watchful eyes of the parents and relatives, and the neighbors who gathered to help, a group of young men tried to open a gap in the wall of the room in which the children were trapped, but to no avail.

Civil defense teams in the areas in Aleppo controlled by the opposition, complain of a severe shortage of the necessary equipment required to lift the debris. They say they need heavy machinery and drilling tools and are relying on the use of hand told and some machinery donated by civilians.

Aleppo neighborhoods beyond the control of the government, and several other areas in the country, witnessed an intensive barrel bomb attacks by the government forces for nearly two months, claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians and causing widespread destruction, forcing the displacement of the majority of the residents who moved to safer areas.

Interviews:

1) Mohammad, one of the children living in Hay al-Sukkari:
"We don't know what to say.. We were at home and we heard the barrel bomb explode.. There are civilians, people, under the rubble.. What's their fault? What's the children's fault? This is Bashar? What are we going to say? Allahu akbar.. No one can escape his evil. They've destroyed everything.  q: how many children are there under the rubble?
We don't know.. there are children, women, girls, men, families.. We don't know..
Thanks to the civil defense teams, they are trying to pull them out.. we see them bringing in cars and some equipment to recover the bodies of the people under the rubble."

2) Khalid Hijo - Director of Civil Defense Team
"Al-Sukkari neighborhood is subjected to attacks. The destruction is significant and there are many victims. We lack the equipment  to work.. as you can see we are pulling the buildings' ceilings; we are supposed to lift them in case there are people alive under all the rubble, and we're using hand tools. this is the second big attack in al-Sukkari area and al-Salhi area.. and today there were 3 strikes, and we used hand tools for all three. We lack the necessary equipment. We call on all battalions, or people outside the country, or civilians who have trucks and equipment to come to help us. We will take responsibility of all the expenditure, no one should worry about it."

3) Mus'ab - Member of Civil Defense Team
Military warplanes dropped explosive barrels on residential buildings in al-Sukkari neighborhood. The material damage is significant. As you can see they're all residential buildings, more than 10 buildings were damaged.. there are tens of victims.. there are four trapped under the rubble.. The civil defense centers in Aleppo are trying, since the first blow, to remove the rubble with the available equipment. We have a lever and we're using manual tools as you can see..

4) Abu Omar - Uncle of the children under the rubble
These are four children.. terrorists? They're saying they're terrorists? He took an oath and he's saying he wants to protect the country and its people.. He's protecting the country and its people? I hope what is happening to people's children happens to his children.. He has no conscience! 

عنوان القصة: براميل متفجرة تسقط على حي السكري في حلب

تاريخ الإنتاج: 05-03-2014

موقع التصوير : حي السكري، حلب، سوريا

شرح القصة: قتل خمسة مدنيين في حي السكري بحلب يوم الأربعاء نتيجة القصف بالبراميل المتفجرة على الحي من قبل القوات الحكومية. وأغارت طائرة مروحية على الحي الخاضع لسيطرة المعارضة وألقت براميل متفجرة على أبنية سكنية ما أدى لتدمير إثنين منها بشكل كامل بالإضافة لأضرار كبيرة لحقت بالأبنية المجاورة. وفي أحد المنازل التي تهدمت نتيجة القصف، جرت محاولات حثيثة من قبل الأهالي ورجال الدفاع المدني لانتشال جثث أربعة أطفال دفنوا تحت الأنقاض وتعذر إنقاذهم بسبب ضعف الإمكانات وعدم توفر الآليات اللازمة. وتحت أنظار والدي الأطفال وأقربائهم، وعدد من الجيران الذين تجمعوا للمساعدة، حاول مجموعة من الشبان فتح ثغرة في جدار الغرفة التي دفن فيها الأطفال ولكن دون طائل. وتشتكي فرق الدفاع المدني في المناطق التي تسيطر عليها المعارضة في حلب من نقص شديد في المعدات اللازمة لرفع الأنقاض، ويقولن إنهم يحتاجون لآليات ثقلية وأدوات حفر حيث يعتمدون على المعدات اليدوية وبعض الآليات التي يتبرع بها أصحابها من المدنيين. وتشهد الأحياء الخارجة عن سيطرة النظام في حلب وعدة مناطق أخرى من البلاد حملة مكثفة للقصف بالبراميل المتفجرة من قبل القوات الحكومية منذ نحو شهرين راح ضحيتها المئات من المدنيين، كما أحدثت دمار واسعاً وأجبرت غالبية السكان على النزوح من منازلهم باتجاه المناطق الأكثر أمناً.

المتكلمون:

-محمد - أحد الأطفال من سكان حي السكري -خالد حجو - مدير فريق الدفاع المدني -مصعب - عضو فريق الدفاع المدني -أبو عمر - عم الاطفال الضحايا

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Aleppo Barrel Bomb Attack (1 of 10)
Aleppo, Syria
By Zidane Zenglow
09 Apr 2014

Camera tracks a helicopter circling overhead and then dropping what appears to be a bomb in a densely populated neighborhood of Aleppo. Residents and monitoring groups describe the event as a barrel bomb attack carried out by the Syrian Military.

طائرة مروحية تتبع للجيش النظامي السوري تلقي برميل متفجر فوق حي الميسر في حلب بتاريخ ٢٦-٠١-٢٠١٤