Summary of events 22/10/12
On October 28th, 120 civilians in Syria were killed, the majority of them in Damascus and its suburbs, Aleppo, Idlib, and Deir Ezzor. With over 87 areas shelled, 55 civilians were killed in Damascus and its suburbs, 20 in Aleppo, 14 in Idlib, 11 in Deir Ezzor, 7 in Homs, 7 in Hama and 1 in Raqah and 1 in Tartus.
In Damascus, local sources reported a massacre in the provincial town of Otaya in which 17 were killed including women and children when an air strike hit the town. Many of those killed were completely burnt and dozens were injured. Harasta was also heavily pounded with shells and missiles, before the regime army entered and raided buildings. Twelve were killed in this attack and many injured, the majority displaced civilians that had fled shelling from other areas in Syria. Douma, Kafarbatna, Erbin, Hamouriya, Sayeda Zeinab, Sbeneh, Medeira in addition to a number of other towns in the eastern Ghouta district and the neighborhoods of Hajar Aswad, Qabun and Asaly in Damascus were also all subjected to heavy artillery and tanks shelling.
In Idlib, 14 deaths were documented due to heavy artillery bombardments, including women and children. More than 15 areas in Aleppo city and the suburbs were subjected to shelling, killing at least 21 civilians, whilst paramedic Abdul Hameed Bakoor was killed in Homs due to regime fire after 28 different areas in Homs were bombarded.
Eight were killed, amongst them women and children, due to shelling on the village of al-Hasiniyah in Deir Ezzor. And in the Daraa suburb of Bosra, four were burnt to death as regime forces resumed their massive military operations and indiscriminate attacks.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) once again strongly condemns the world’s silence over these attacks and the loss of civilian life in Syria. SHRC calls upon the United Nations to put an end to the killing in Syria and take the perpetrators of these crimes to the international criminal court.
Syrian Human Rights Committee