Growing Violence amounts to 143 dead on Saturday
On Saturday 15/12/2012, more than 143 were killed as a result of the violence of the Syrian regime, and the clashes taking place between the regime of Bashar al-Asad and the opposition.
The most violent of these clashes took place in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo, in which over half of today’s victims fell. In Damascus and its suburbs, 39 were killed and in Aleppo and its suburbs 26 were killed.
The colonel Yusuf al-Jader (Abu Furat) was among those who were killed in Aleppo. Al-Jader defected from the Syrian regime forces and joined the opposition. He was a civilian from the city of Jarabils, Aleppo, and led the operation covering the training school, although was killed during the operation.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) also counted six women and seven children among those killed on Saturday, due to the intense shelling and bombardment they were subjected to by Assad forces.
SHRC calls upon the international community to activate the means it has available, and to play its role in immediately putting an end to the killing targeting women, children, innocent unarmed civilians and a people of whom almost 50,000 civilians have been killed.
Number of those killed in each province:
Damascus and its suburbs: 39, among them 5 children and a woman
Aleppo: 26, among them a child, woman and colonel
Homs: 18, among them 4 women and a child
Deir Ezzor: 17, among them a child and a woman
Names of those killed are documented in the Arabic Section
Syrian Human Rights Committee