A bloody day on Sunday
Sunday 2/12/2012 was described as one of the bloodiest since the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria began, with 189 recorded dead across the country, including 28 children and 11 women.
In Damascus, a staggering 73 civilians were killed. In al-Yarmouk Camp and the towns of Drousha and Saqba, 15 civilians were summarily executed. They were reported to have been youth, between the ages of 20-30. Numerous suburban towns such as Douma, Darayya , Zamalka and Deir Asafir were subjected to aerial bombardment, which killed further civilians and caused many injuries. In Deir Asafir alone, ten were killed and tens injured. Civilians were reported to have been extremely frightened, prompting a large number to flee. In Aleppo 26 civilians were killed in the neighbourhoods of Ansari, Hollok and Kastal Harami, and in Hraytan in rural Aleppo.
In Homs, a car bomb explosion detonated in the area of Malaab, which is densely populated with displaced families and refugees from other areas in Homs, killing 15 and sustaining numerous injuries. In al-Houla, dozens were killed and injured as a result of air bombardment by Syrian regime helicopters on civilian areas and houses.
In Idlib, 11 were killed once again due to indiscriminate shelling and bombardment on civilian areas, and in al-Raqqah, a woman and four children were killed in an airstrike. All together, 228 different areas were shelled on Sunday.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) once again strongly condemns the killing and massacres being perpetrated by the Syrian regime. The attack on civilians and civilian areas is clear, and is an outright violation of human rights. He lack of safety for refugees and displaced families- of which there are over 3 million in Syria- is also highly alarming. SHRC calls upon the international community to ensure the safety of Syrian civilians, displaced families and refugees and keep them safe from the attacks and massacres they are being subjected to.
Syrian Human Rights Committee