Main Street

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Main Street of Taldou

Clock Tower

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Called "Freedom Square" or "Freedom Circle" by rebels.

North end

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West side, north

  • Street, 550 m
660W
Military intelligence HQ, burnt
700W
Two story building with sandbag positions in corners of roof.
730W
Unfinished tree-story building of cinderblocks. Used by rebels as sniper position.
View from across street:
740W
Garage
770W
Two storeys, wide
  • Open space
820W
830W
840W
Two storeys

East side, north

Video FNN Syria Al Hawla one of the streets and the impact of destruction 18 9 2012 – view from west side
510E
three stories
520E
two stories
535E
two stories
535E
one story, three similar houses in back
  • Empty space at 560 m, opposite street 560W, trees
570E
20 m plot, walled garden on south side
590E
Small, 8 m wide
600E
Narrow, 6 m wide, new house in back of this & 610E
610E
Maybe connected to 600E
620 - 630E
Large building, two stories, battle damage in south-east corner, another building behind on alley 635.
640E
Large building, two stories
650E
two stories
660E
small, maybe wing of building north.
  • Empty space, 670 m
680E
Small walled garden in front
695E
High, two stories, row of new houses in back along alley 705E
  • Alley, 705 m
710E
730E
"Ali's house," (per France 2), burnt (20 m wide)
750E
Drawn in from street
760E
high, built after 2010
  • Empty space
790E
Small
  • Empty space
820E
830E
860E
880E

Gate

At exactly 890 meters from clock tower.

It is easier to measure distances from the gate than from the tower, so it is now defined to be at 890 m.

South end

From gate to Hospital north entrance

West side, south

  • Empty space
900w
Shack
920W
Large building, two stories, 25 meters wide
950W
School, built 2004, rebel base
970W
Two stories, with balcony, seen in Ali video
  • Garden
1060W
Shack
  • empty space
1120W
Two or three stories
1130W
Hospital water tower
1150W
National Hospital, north entrance

East side, south

900E
Behind trees
  • trees extend till shack 945E
945E
shack
  • Empty space
970E
Two stories, drawn from street, bodies removed by UN, Ali visits house on September 14th, guide explains how one one victim was found sitting in corner, bloodstains on wall.
990E
Tree in front, Ali visits house
1005E
drawn from street
1020E
small
1040E
walled
  • Empty space 1050 m - 1080 m
1090E
Unfinished sceleton structure, 3 floors + 1/2 floor on top
  • Empty space 1100 m - 1100 m
1110E
Two stories