One hundred and twelve civilians were killed in Syria on Saturday 12/10/2013, among them six women and 15 children.
The largest number of those killed was documented in Damascus and its suburbs, in which 33 were killed, among them seven from al-Qadam who were killed in the clashes and shelling which targeted the neighbourhood. Five others were also killed in clashes in Harasta, as well as three who were killed in clashes at the al-Zamaniya and al-Qasimiya fronts, in addition to four who were killed due to shelling at Jarmana.
Twenty-two were killed in Aleppo, among them three who were killed by air raids of the Syrian regime on the town of al-Safeera and three others in the same town who were killed by warplanes which targeted them in their cars. A woman from Tal Rif’at in Aleppo was slaughtered with her three sons in Saqilbia (rural Hama) at the hands of the Shabiha, whilst the family was travelling from Latakkia to Aleppo, and two others were killed by sniper fire.
In Idlib, 16 were killed, among them seven from the same family who were killed by shelling on the al-Dabshia village, as well as two civilians from Abo al-Dhuhoor who were killed when warplanes bombed a wedding.
In Daraa, 15 were killed, among them 12 (including four from al-Quneitra) who were killed in the Shamaal al-Khat neighbourhood due to shelling, as well as three from Tafas.
In Homs, nine were killed among them a couple and their two children from al-Hamra who were killed due to shelling on the neighbourhood, as well as another couple who were assassinated in Idlib the day after their wedding. Two also died under torture.
And in Hama, eight were killed, among them four (including two children) from Ma’arzaf who were killed by gunfire from the Syrian army as they raided the village. Two civilians in their twenties from Sawran were killed by gunfire from forces loyal to the Syrian regime.
And among those who were killed was a woman from Tal Rif’at in Aleppo who was killed with her three sons in Saqilbia (rural Hama). They had been travelling from Latakkia to Aleppo. A man from Nawa, Daraa, was killed due to a landmine explosion. Many landmines have been left in Nawa and Jasim after the Syrian army left the two towns. A special needs civilian from al-Quneitra was killed by shelling on Shamaal al-Khat in Daraa, and two from Abo al-Dhuhoor in Idlib perished when warplanes bombed a wedding they were attending. A couple from Homs were assassinated in Idlib in the morning after their wedding, and four Palestinians were also killed: the first from Khan al-Sheikh Camp (rural Damascus) who was killed by gunfire from the Syrian army, as well as two children and one other adult who died due to shelling on Shamaal al-Khat in Daraa.
Three were killed by sniper fire from the Syrian regime: the first from Sidi Miqdad (rural Damascus) who was killed by sniper fire at Khat al-Jabhah, the second – in his thirties- from Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo who was killed by a sniper at Karraj al-Hajz crossing , and the third was a civilian in his twenties from Deir Haafir in Aleppo who was killed by sniper fire whilst in his own land.
SHRC also documented the death of a media activist in Nawa, Daraa, who died due to the explosion of a landmine between Nawa and Jasim; and a veterinarian from al-Quneitra who died due to the shelling on Shamaal al-Khat in Daraa. This is in addition to a defected soldier from Shair al-Jarajima in Hama who was summarily executed by regime forces.
Three were killed under torture: the first from Saraqib (Idlib) who died under torture in a prison in Damascus, the second a university student from al-Shamaas in Homs, and the third from Talbisah in Homs.
Provinces listed according to numbers killed:
Damascus: 33 including 2 children
Aleppo: 22, including 3 children, a woman and a man under torture
Idlib: 16 including 2 children
Daraa: 15 including 4 children and 2 women
Homs: 9 including 2 women, 1 child and 2 under torture
Hama: 8 including 2 children and a defected soldier
Al-Quneitra: 5 including a woman and a child
Deir Azzour: 3
Total: 112 killed
(Names can be found in the Arabic section)
Syrian Human Rights Committee