Seventy-six civilians were killed in Syria on Friday 4th October, including six women and twelve children.
The largest number of killings occurred in the city of Daraa in which 18 were killed, among them four who were killed when the village of al-Jabeela was raided, and three others who died due to the shelling on the areas close to the military barracks in Tafas. This is in addition to four who died due to the shelling on the village of al-Na’eema including a media activist and a child.
In Damascus and its suburbs, 18 were also killed, among them five from Bait Jin (rural Damascus) who died in clashes in Al-Quneitra.
In al-Hasaka, 11 were killed, among them nine (including four women, two children and a baby) who died due to the shelling from the PKK on al-Qahtaniya.
In Deir Azzour, eight were killed, among them six from al-Mayadin and four whp died as a result of shelling, and two who died under torture in Syrian regime prisons.
And in Hama, five were killed, among them three from al-Salmiah who were slaughtered by regime forces in al-Qabo and two who died in the village of al-Jibin.
And among those killed were a woman and two children from Al-Salmiah in Hama who were slaughtered with knives by the Syrian regime forces whilst in their underground cellar. Two civilians from Hasaka died in clashes with the PKK, and two men and four women as well as two children (male and female) and a baby from Al-Qahtaniya in Al-Hasaka died due to shelling by PKK militias. In al-Jaba, Quneitra, a man was killed at the hands of the “people’s committees”, and a man from Deir Azzour was executed in a Syrian regime prison in Damascus on 26-7-2013.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) also documented the death of a media activist from the village of Al-Na’eemah in Daraa who died due to shelling on the village, in addition to a defected sergeant and defected soldier from Aarat in Daraa who were killed on 21-7-2013 and discovered today in the village of Al-Jabila. Two Palestinians were also killed: the first a child from al-Na’eemah who died due to shelling on the village and the second- in his twenties- died in clashes with Syrian regime forces.
Three were killed under torture: the first from al-Mayadeen in Deir Azzour, the second from also from al-Mayadeen and who died in prison after he was arrested a year ago, and the third from al-Bab in rural Aleppo.
Three were also killed due to sniper fire from the Syrian regime: the first from al-Wa’ar in Homs, the second from al-Midan neighbourhood in Homs, and the third from al-Sheikh Khidr in Aleppo who was killed by the sniper overlooking the neighbourhood.
Listing of provinces according to the numbers killed:
Daraa: 18 including 4 children, a defected sergeant and soldier and media activist
Damascus and its suburbs: 18 including a woman and a child
Al-Hasaka: 11 including 3 children and 4 women
Deir Azzour: 8 including 3 who died under torture
Hama: 5 including a woman and 3 children
Idlib: 2 including a child
Names can be found in the Arabic section
Syrian Human Rights Committee