With more and more Kurdish-majority areas about to become fully embroiled in the conflict, the fragmentation and destruction of Syria is getting near total, with only few towns in the south and along the coast still spared, for now. But at least more and more of us are now united in suffering. This is probably the only thing that could unite us at this stage. Will a history of joint suffering be sufficient for the formation of a new sense of identity, even as our purposes clash? It remains to be seen.
Rebels in the neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud, Aleppo city, take a little dance break in between clashes, literally http://youtu.be/G27tjzVLynM
In the town of Talbisseh, Homs Province, rebels storm the little village of Um Sharshouh, a loyualsit strongholds http://youtu.be/fwwD7lHOXSI the storing comes after days of siege and pounding by rebel forces http://youtu.be/G7Om3RAIdQQ
As tensions in the town of Qamishly mount, after its designation as an official governorate by the Assad regime, rebels head there to liberate it http://youtu.be/TauEtu-bOxU It is not yet clear how Kurdish members of the local defense committees (YPGs) will react to this. But the YPGs and Islamist rebels have been working together in Aleppo City for the last couple of weeks. As such, Kurdish and Islamist rebels could be working together here, at least for now. The initial target for the rebels is the military base at Tourtob, and the Qamishly Airport. Indeed, the pounding of the airport with home-made rockets began http://youtu.be/AmOfOnq_9yc , http://youtu.be/RLe8S9ywiyM Loyalist troops hit back and the outskirts of the city of Qamishly get hit http://youtu.be/SfSULmKSLRc Helicopters begin surveying the scene http://youtu.be/dzzD9TsE-A4
Scenes from the clashes in Jobar Neighborhood, Damascus City http://youtu.be/3GXcZTJHM_w , http://youtu.be/YjhGv1q6FZQ The nearby Zablatani neighborhood gets pounded http://youtu.be/2nyhbZs3jgU Meanwhile, fighter jets keep pounding rebel strongholds in the southern parts of the city http://youtu.be/O_K5TmHQdis
An ambush by Islamist rebels in Damascus Suburbs against loyalist militiamen http://youtu.be/E8G0iA51wC4