Saturday, 06 December 2014 09:01

Rights Group Documents 31 Massacres Committed by Pro-Assad Forces in November

The human rights office of the Local Coordination Committees said that it had documented 31 massacres committed by pro-Assad forces and its allied militias in November, distributed as follows: Eight in Dara’a, five in each of Aleppo and Al Raqqa, four in Damascus, three in each of Homs and Idlib, and one in each of Deir Ezzor, Hama and Al Hasaka. The biggest of these massacres was recorded in Al Raqqa, where 221 civilians were killed in eight air strikes launched by Assad’s air force, while 20 children were killed in barrel bomb attacks on a school in rural Al Hasaka. Nasr al-Hariri, Secretary General of the Syrian Coalition, stresses that these massacres come as a natural and expected result of the shameful silence of the international community towards Assad’s ongoing atrocities, stressing that the failure to put an end to these barbaric attacks on civilians risks leaving all of Syria a helpless prey to the barbarism of Assad's forces and would also drag more Syrians to the trap of terrorism.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)

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