Killing, Summary Executions, and Massacres
News from Rural Damascus reports of the killing of a new number of victims as a result of the violence exercised by the Syrian regime against defenceless civilians. Twenty-three bodies, mostly women and children were found in the town of Zamalka, summarily executed. Activists said that from the early morning war planes had shelled the areas between Daraya and al-Mu’adamiyyah, and that arbitrary shelling by tanks in the town of al-Zabadani and the villages of Artooz and Yilda were renewed. The campaign of attacks against the village of Deir al-Asafeer and the burning of houses and arbitrary killing continues.
In addition, 22 unidentified youths were summarily executed outside the city of Qatna in rural Damascus. They were killed by live aummuniton, their bodies thereafter burnt at a landfill site on the Ridwan-Qatna road.
Field activists in Aleppo have reported that Aleppo has witnessed, since the early morning hours, the most vicious military attack launched on the city by the regime since 6 months, using war planes and tanks. Twenty were killed in Bustan al-Basha neighbourhood and 45 were summarily executed from amongst the civilians of the area. In the Salahadin area, seven distorted corpses were found, with no success in discovering their real identities. Well trusted activists also reported that in the Akramiyah neighbourhood, 45 detainees were executed with the use of heavy gun machines following their torture.
In totality, the number of victims of the Syrian regime’s violence today has exceeded 175 civilians, killed through the different methods of the Syrian regime.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) repeats its calls to the international community and the United Nations to immediately act to stop the war crimes and genocide being perpetrated by the regime of Bashar al-Asad and which has become difficult to document daily. SHRC reiterates that this is the responsibility of the international community according to the charter of the United Nations and international agreements, and that if decisive measurements are not taken then more will be killed and Syria will be destroyed on the heads of its civilians, leaving it with nothing on which to live.
Syrian Human Rights Committee