Two car bombs and continuation of killing
Until this moment (midday), 23 civilians are reported to have been killed in Syria today, on the 6/12/2012.
Two car bombs were reported in Damascus, one in Moadamiyyat al-Shaam (rural Damascus), causing wide scale destruction and the fleeing of families. Tens were reported to have been injured, including a child and a woman. The other car bomb explosion took place in the Azzahira district of Damascus city close to a Red Crescent branch. The explosion was followed by heavy deployment of regime forces.
The capital city and its rural towns have been subjected to heavy air bombardment, including Douma, Sayyida Zeinab, Madyra and other areas. Eight have been killed in Damascus so far, and eight in Aleppo, including victims of the continued shelling on Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo city and an elderly women called Suad Khayata (82 years old), who has killed after a regime security car ran her over.
In Hama, a civilian was killed in Zereqah after Assad regime forces invaded the village in the midst of gunfire, as well as two civilians in Daraa and two in Idlib.
Homes continue to be looted and burnt, particularly following the bombardment and shelling of areas. Homes in Jouret al-Sheyyah neighbourhood in Homs caught fire today due to the severe shelling they were exposed to.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) strongly condemns the escalation of violence and killing taking place on a daily basis in Syria by the Syrian regime forces, in particular the arbitrary and careless killing of civilians, as well as the targeting of charities and relief agencies. SHRC calls upon the international community and human rights defenders to take action to stop the bloodshed and waste of life taking place in Syria.
Syrian Human Rights Committee