83 civilians killed in Syria - watchdog

2012-06-10 09:35

Beirut - Pro-regime forces killed 83 civilians throughout Syria on Saturday, including women and children among 20 dead in the flashpoint town of Daraa, a watchdog group said.

Nine women and three children were among those killed in a pre-dawn bombardment of a residential neighbourhood in the southern city of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Dozens more were wounded, some of them seriously, in the city which was the birthplace of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, the watchdog said.

In the restive central city of Homs, 29 people died in a bombardment by government troops, the British-based observatory said.

The toll comes among growing international anger over the Syrian crackdown on a revolt in which more than 13 500 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since March 2011.

On Saturday Russia pushed its idea of an international conference including Iran to end the bloodshed in Syria.

However Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also stressed that Moscow would "not sanction the use of force at the United Nations Security Council."

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-10 10:36

    SHAME on the West, to let this assad TERRORIST, continue slaughtering his opposition !! TO HELL, with Russia, to continue supporting this assad DOG !! And we in SA, should hang our heads in shame, that our government has not said one word, against the atrocities of this illegitimate evil regime !! If that is because we are part of BRICS, than also to HELL with that !!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-10 11:12

    send the civilians guns.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-10 11:15

    Send Malema to help the civilians. He is currently sitting with nothing to do.

  • Luyolo - 2012-06-10 15:34

    Those foreign US/NATO/SAUDI backed terrorists will continue to kill Syrians and frame Asaad. Next they will use the chemical weapons they got from Libya to kill Syrians and frame the Syrian regime. It's the same Al Queda guys that were brought from Iraq to Libya via Benghazi/Misrata. Now they've been flown into Syria to destabilize.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-06-10 15:58

      Absurd. That's putting it kindly. You remain complicit in the murder of Syrians and their families, and the destruction of Syria.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-10 22:15

      Luyolo, You certainly brought a new angle to the Syrian comments. The angle of absurdity !!!

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