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122 more bodies found in suburb

2012-08-26 08:53

Amman - More than 200 bodies were found on Saturday in a town outside Damascus a day after it was retaken by the Syrian army, opposition activists said, accusing President Bashar al-Assad's forces of mass summary executions.

Local activists initially reported finding 79 bodies, but 122 more were found later in the day. Most were found in houses and basement shelters of residential buildings and appear to have been shot dead by troops who had stormed the premises, they said.

Due to restrictions on non-state media, it was impossible to independently verify the accounts.

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  • nicholas.graan - 2012-08-26 10:29

    I hope the Russians are happy. As for the UN and the rest, they'll just condemn it, fold their arms again and continue watching.

      Augustin Kabongo Maweja - 2012-08-26 12:55

      is human lives that cheap? if americans were among the dead, this war would have been over by now, buy it only syrians, who cares? NATO just watch, no fuel in syria like in libya, no wasting their bullets

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 17:07

      The US has been in Afghanistan for ten years. Nato is a military alliance, not a political organization. It follows the decisions of its member-countries. At least the second-largest Nato member, Turkey, is doing something meaningful to help the Syrian people. It is sending them arms so they can at least defend themselves. Nato members should be taking a stand together, in alliance with the Arab League. The neo-Soviet, undemocratic, ex-KGB leader of Russia would in all likelihood back down and stop arming the unelected dictator of Syria. China would do nothing. Then this war would, in all probability, be over very soon.

      sansagain.sansagain - 2012-08-26 19:47

      russians are happy, china is happy, indians are mostly happy, half of arabs are happy and I can continue. Thus a good part of the world is happhy

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 20:08

      Sansagain, sadly you're out of touch. Russia is led by an ex-KGB officer who slants elections in his favor, imprisons political opponents. China is run by an unelected politburo. It does the same thing. You should inform yourself more before arriving at conclusions. You're unwittingly supporting brutal oppression of yourself and fellow human beings.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 20:11

      Sanseagain, ""Russians are happy"" Well, they have a strange way of showing this, as they NEVER smile !!!

  • michelle.e.magson - 2012-08-26 10:36

    The smile on that little boy's face is teatament to what a good brother he has. Let them and all other be saved from this inhuman situation.

  • imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-26 11:13

    Let the terrorists go back to their countries and let their pay masters stop this civil war, other wise let the blood of terrorists flow much heavier. May Allah have mercy on civilians used as human shields by these so called liberators. They hijack people's houses and use them as military basis because they are either from other towns or countries so they do not care what happens to the civilian population. US/France/UK/Turkey/Qatar/Saudi/Arab ligue have all innocent blood on their hands by not supporting peace but pushing for war. Only assad is ready to negotiate anything on the table but these bullies have preconditions for peace, no preconditions for war, especially when their citizens are far from it.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 13:07

      It is so ever strange, that NONE of the following people or organisations EVER spoke about foreign terrorists; The UN General Assembly The UN SC Ban. Ki-moon Kofi Annan UN Observers on the ground in Syria HRC Amnesty International The Red Cross Foreign journalists Foreign camaramen Eye witnesses on the ground ETC, ETC, ETC YOU just make this BS up, so you can spew you silly and childish anti Western CRAP.!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 16:17

      To Imam, the unelected self-styled bloody surgeon of Syria is trustworthy, and the legitimate leader of Syria. Imagine that. He is supporting the the wholesale murder of members of his own community. Tragically sad.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 16:48

      Patrick, stop being so childish , using the same words as your boss, Fidel, just FOR ONCE come up with something original !!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 16:56

      Patrick, For 18 months, following a story/issue, and not have a clue of what's going on, is dumber than dumb

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 17:14

      Jihadists make up 5% to 10% of those fighting against the Assad regime. They are what the PAC and Communist Party were to the movement to remove the Apartheid regime.

      willemdaniel.venter - 2012-08-26 17:59

      @Anthony; If you watch a bit less CNN, and read a bit wider than the Western Corporate press reporting only press releases by a London based 'human rights body' you will get a clearer picture of the actual tragic situation in Syria.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 18:36

      Willem, according to you, what is the very tragic situation in Syria?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 18:45

      Willemdaniel, If you watch a bit less comic stations like RT, , and read more Western press, reporting what people and organisations like; The UN General Assembly, The UN SC, Ban ki-moon, Kofi Annan, UN observers, Amnesty International, Red Cross, Eye witnesses on the ground, etc, etc,etc say, than MAYBE, JUST MAYBE , you will get a better understanding of the tragic situation in Syria. For starters, read slowly, very slowly, word for word, what the SG of the UN said in January 2012; “The old way, the old order, is crumbling – 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 men, women and children on this planet,” he added. Ban Ki-moon

  • imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-26 14:42

    Why are muslims not protesting in support of Syrians? Just have NATO there we will go to the streets, we cannot take non muslims killing muslims and its also as bad to see non muslims and their client states pushing muslims to fight other muslims. That's it, the only muslims u see/hear worried about what assad is doing is the terrorists and we do not care, we want him to cleanse our religion of these bloody agents.

      juannepierre - 2012-08-26 15:21

      Because they are too busy protesting about Palestine, gaza, Egypt and France. They have their hands full at the moment, imam. But I'm sure they will get to it.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 16:25

      Your Higher Self is posing that question to you. Instead of hearing it, unfortunately you're deflecting it outwards to the inverted and distorted reality you've created for yourself. In fact, one hundred million Muslims have freed themselves from decades of oppression and repression at the hands of unelected, autocratic dictators. This was started by a humble street trader in Tunisia, swept through Egypt and Libya, and moved northwards to Syria. Sad that you've missed this. Tragic that you're blinding yourself and supporting the wholesale murder of innocent members of your community.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 16:59

      Iman, You are nothing more than a BULLSH.ITTER When someone challeges you, that you are talking CRAP, like with this silly 'foreign terrorists BS' , than don't change your story, and come up with even more CRAP !!!!!

  • imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-26 17:27

    Let the dogs of war bark while assad is killing terrorists. May Allah have mercy on innocent civilians slaughtered by the jihadists and zionists. In the meantime, let the bombs fall on every terrorist head until their masters comeout in the open. Today even Turkey denies providing terrorists with weapons, something every war dog admits and proud of. The reasons is simple, assad is not falling and the so called revolution is a farce, the population is not supporting it and the defectors are in air conditioned hotels/tents in turkey, jordan and qatar.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 17:56

      This is the problem with these silly childish radicals, they sit in the comfort of their homes, belly full, fridge full, on the sound of an unfimiliar noise, phone 10111, ABUSING THEIR FREEDOM, THEY DENY OTHERS, Don't think for one moment that you are one iota better, than the ones who denied the majority of South Africans , their freedom !!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 18:34

      More tragic delusion. All the while Imam's own community is being slaughtered by an unelected dictator who's own inner circle is abandoning him. Imam has blinded himself with calculated anti-West and anti-Israel rhetoric sold to him by the very dictators killing their community, who are being removed by their own people. Imam is slow to understand what is really going on. He is behind the curve. One hundred million Muslims have freed themselves from the lies and oppression. Imam hasn't, yet.

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