Syria Archive II

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Residents from the northern Syrian town of Al Bab organized a peaceful protest at a main square renamed after the revolution began as "Freedom Square". Thousands of people gathered to sing and chant anti-Assad slogans - minutes later, the square emptied as the sound of a fighter jet from the Assad air force began to circle over the city. As the people scattered, a blast was heard followed by three other explosions. The fighter jet made at least 6 passes as it fired its 50 caliber  machine gun on the neighborhood below. Doctors at the local underground hospital did not allow this reporter access to the facility because of the load of patients coming in. Unconfirmed reports by the FSA spokesperson in Kilis say that 7 people died and 50 were injured. ..Photo: Javier Manzano / August 31, 2012