Friday, September 6, 2013

A Video Tour of Regime Checkpoints in Hama Province

This video, released today by Ahrar al-Sham, details the locations of checkpoints manned by Assad’s forces in northwestern Hama province. It is stands out from the flood of information coming out of Syria both for its professional quality as well as the detailed information that it provides.

Below we have provided an overview map of the checkpoints along with a loose translation of the video, including time markers to guide you to each location referenced in the video.

Ahrar al-Sham is an Islamist group fighting against the Assad regime in the Syrian civil war. It is the principal unit in the Syrian Islamic Front, and believed to be one of the strongest rebel groups in the conflict. Ahrar al-Sham is not a part of the Free Syrian Army nor is it affiliated with the al-Qaeda-backed groups, but it has been known to cooperate with both in offensives against the regime.