Ninety-eight civilians were killed in Syria on Thursday 31/10/2013, among them nine women and seven children.
More than half of those killed hailed from Damascus and its suburbs, which witnessed the death of 52 civilians, among them 20 who were killed in al-Hajar al-Aswad due to shelling, as well as another five who were killed due to a rocket which fell on the area of Mazari’ Reema (Rural Damascus) as well as three civilians from al-Hajar al-Aswad who were targeted with a shell from a tank as they were driving in a car.
In Aleppo, 16 civilians fell, including three in Mayir who died due to shelling, as well as two that were killed by sniper fire.
And in Homs, 13 were killed, among them three that died due to shelling on the village of al-Zaara in rural Homs.
And among those who were killed were three from al-Hajar al-Aswad who died when a tank targeted a car they were driving in, five in Aleppo who were found dead in al-Madina al-Sina’iah in al-Sheikh Najjar, and three from al-Qaryatain in Homs who were killed in an ambush in eastern rural Homs.
Three were killed under torture: the first from Deir Atiah in rural Damascus, the second from Homs, and the third from Mahjah in Daraa.
Two were killed by regime snipers: the first a child from the al-Bayada district in Aleppo that was killed by the “palace sniper”, and the second was a man in his twenties from Aleppo who was killed by the sniper at the Karraj al-Hajz crossing.
List of provinces according to numbers killed:
Damascus and its suburbs: 52 including 2 women
Aleppo: 16 including a child
Homs: 13 including a man who died under torture
Daraa: 5 that died under torture
Deir Azzour: 5 including a woman
Total: 98 killed
(Names can be found in the Arabic section)
Syrian Human Rights Committee