Talk:Explosion reported in Damascus, Syria

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Translated the breaking news tweet from Al Arabiya which translates as follows: "Tenseekiet revolution: a huge explosion rocks neighborhood in Damascus Alasali." Not sure what Alasali is. Also watched and described what I could of the alleged video of said explosion. Google translate: [1]. Youtube: [2] DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 23:09, 9 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

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I added a map, two sources from Reuters and MSNBC, a new lead, and made spellings consistent with the map. While the Reuters piece clearly spells out that the Syrians have initiated an offensive across Syria, the focus on Damascus is the most significant as it's a new development. The story could use more development as it was breaking at the time of release. Crtew (talk) 19:31, 10 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Nevermind, the new sources were deleted. The caption probably can't be verified with the older sources. The significance of what is going on Damascus is lost, it's only now clearly spelled out in the headline -- not explained or detailed. Crtew (talk) 20:06, 10 June 2012 (UTC)Reply
The added, now deleted, sources showed fighting in Barzeh and Al-Kaboun and should now be deleted as only Mydan was previously named.Crtew (talk) 20:08, 10 June 2012 (UTC)Reply
This seems like a repeat of UN convoy targeted in Syrian province of Idlib where we have a hard time updating stories that are breaking and recasting them later as the significance becomes known.
I did verify the caption, sufficiently I thought, from the originally cited sources. Though sources pretty consistently call it "Qaboun".
It doesn't seem it should be difficult. If updates are within the scope of the original article (as set out by its headline and lead), and the news sources are not past the date of publication, that's one thing. If there's a change of focus, or date issues, that's another. --Pi zero (talk) 20:23, 10 June 2012 (UTC)Reply
It strikes me as if we're looking at two different stories; related stories, even continuations on a theme, but the second one is definitely something new. It's not directly about the explosion. It's a statement that things are getting srs. Of course, the explosion is related, but I'd call it merely related.
With that said, I can think of some creative ways to keep it all forced into one article, if that's desirable; it would involve staying focused on the explosion, then expanding out later as a possible explanation for the explosion. That kinda downplays the seriousness of the new info, imo.
A new piece is also desirable to ensure readership actually sees it. This has been around a little while now. It's not going back out on the feeds again. A new piece would.
Finally, there's nothing wrong with copying background from this piece - even direct copy-pasting. So it shouldn't be hard to take this material and shape an article from it. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:30, 10 June 2012 (UTC)Reply


Could you add Category:2011 Syria anti-government protests? -- (talk) 06:05, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Done --Pi zero (talk) 06:11, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply


{{edit protected}} Please move this article from Category:Syria to Category:Syrian Civil War. Thank you. Green Giant (talk) 17:50, 1 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Added to the latter. --Pi zero (talk) 00:45, 2 October 2015 (UTC)Reply