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94 killed in Syria

2012-02-26 08:38

Nicosia - Violence in Syria on Saturday left 94 people dead, including 68 civilians, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths included 24 civilians who died in the besieged city of Homs while eight others were killed in the area around the town.

Twenty-three members of the regime's forces were killed across the country in clashes with army deserters siding with the rebels.

Seven others were killed in the region around Alep, eight in Hama region, 10 in Idlib region and 11 in Deraa region. Three army deserters were believed to have died in Alep and Deraa.

Comments
  • Anthony - 2012-02-26 09:02

    It was ,91, on Friday, and now ,94, on Saturday , mostly civilians , whose only "crime" is they want to get rid of this corrupt violent assad dynasty. And the world looks on, while this criminal assad murders his opposition. The only concession the Russians could get from this dictator, that he will hold a silly useless little referendum amongst his supporters. Shame on the USA , Europe and the Arab League To hell with Russia and China!!!!

      Dave - 2012-02-26 10:44

      Lets look at this in perspective. In South Africa there are more people killed every day than this article speaks about, but no bleeding hearts for those people. What happened in Syria is wrong, but the world turns a blind eye to Africa, why ? Zim is just as bad and the ethnic murders that took place there go by with hardly a whimper. People have been killed for a cell phone or a packet of ciggarettes not just during an uprising EVERY DAY. It must not be fashionable to critisize a liberation government because it time to move on to more fashionale causes. This has nothing to do with race or religion, but with a government that has lost control and can no longer protect its own people. If you want to save many lives lobby the SA government to protect its own people. That would be worth fighting for.!!!!!

      Anthony - 2012-02-26 11:47

      @Dave Yes, let's look tat this in perspective!!!!!! Although crime in SA, is obvious at unacceptable level, it is simplistic of you to say, we must than take no notice of what's happening in other parts of the world. What also worries me with your comment, that you seem to bring politics into this crime issue. "but with a government that has lost control and can no longer protect its own people." Let me just remind you, that in the sixties, seventies and eighties, in places like Soweto, EVERY DAY , there were murders, and untold rape cases, but not much notice was taken for these autrocities !!! It was only when this crime spilt over into the urban areas, that this became a national issue. Fight crime !!! For sure, but keep it in perspective !! Coming back to Syria. There is NO country in the whole world, where a government, day after day, week after week, and month after month ( now ELEVEN MONTHS !!! ) MURDERS its OPPOSITION, AT 50 TO 100 PER DAY !!!!!

      Dave - 2012-02-26 12:29

      @Africa21, yes the past was very wrong and should never be allowed to repeat itself. But to move to the present day, I want to be able to let my little girl play in the street without her being gang raped and her throat slit, she should be able to go to the spaza without a body guard. It does not matter where you live you are always under a threat. As I said which you seem to have missed ALL PEOPLE !!!. Instead of making excuses how about a constructive suggestion to help ALL PEOPLE no matter where you live.

      Anthony - 2012-02-26 12:39

      @Muedes, I said that the murdering of oppostion members is now going on for 11 month..... It has now reached proportions of 50 to 100 per day. I don't understand what point you are trying to make with this silly comment, besides that you support this tyrant. Just say so !! You don't have to do all kind of calculations !

      Dave - 2012-02-26 12:56

      Resort to name calling ,, tich tich, but still no constructive suggestions--- SAD !!!. If wanting equality is being a tyrant then I suppose I am, but the truth is you have nothing to offer for the future and can only walk looking backwards, thats why people fall over. Put somthing constructive on the table and I will back you all the way.

      Anthony - 2012-02-26 13:20

      @Dave, I believe Ban-ki Moon, said it in the most clear words; The old way, the old order, is crumbling," Ban said. "One-man rule and the perpetuation of family dynasties, monopolies of wealth and power, the silencing of the media, the deprivation of fundamental freedoms that are the birthright of every man, woman and child on this planet - to all of this, the people say: Enough!"

      nowicki1 - 2012-02-26 18:06

      Yes Anthony, people have said enough to monopolies of wealth and power, people have said enough of this : http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-revealed--the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world.html . Assad is small potatoes compared

      Anthony - 2012-02-26 18:19

      @Nowicki1, I am a puzzled what you are trying to say, but in any case, don't direct it to me, but to ; The Secretary General of The united Nations

      nowicki1 - 2012-02-26 19:11

      Monetary power always translates to political power. You are a fool

      Fred - 2012-02-26 19:34

      It's more complex than that Nowicki. This will become clearer as you mature.

      nowicki1 - 2012-02-27 17:12

      Its called capitalism, pretty simple if you ask me. Don't let them fool you Fred :)

  • nowicki1 - 2012-02-26 18:02

    20 000 people die every day of starvation. While JP Morgan Banksters get $10bn in bonuses. While billions are spent on bombs and weapons in order to promote freedom and democracy around the world.

      Anthony - 2012-02-26 18:30

      Well 10 Billion US !!!!,is exeggerated, but sure, far too much. And billions spend on bombs and weapons< YES , just look at the tons of military hardware Russia and Iran is shipping into Syria, to.......... murder assad's opposition!!!!!!!

      nowicki1 - 2012-02-26 19:14

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/jan/14/jp-morgan-bankers-share-10bn .

      Fred - 2012-02-26 19:35

      And this has to do with Syria how?

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