Syria attack death toll rises

2012-05-26 16:00

Beirut - Activists have raised the number of those reportedly killed by regime forces in a district of central Syria to more than 90.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday that more than 90 people had been killed in the Houla area in the last 24 hours.

A local activist giving his name as Abu Yazan reached via Skype said 12 people died in shelling and 106 were killed when pro-regime thugs known as shabiha stormed the area.

That death toll is one of the highest for any single event since the popular uprising against Bashar Assad began in March 2011. The UN says more than 9 000 people have been killed, most of them civilians.

The UN said on Saturday a team of observers was heading to the area.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-26 16:11

    If in any other country, 'only' 10 opposition members were slaughtered, the UN SC would hold an emergency session. And than there are still those, who say the UN, is controlled by the West ! How dumb and ignorant can one be !!!!!!!!!!

  • Pieter - 2012-05-26 16:35

    This is a calamity 10 times worse than 'Apartheid' ever was, but the world does not seem to notice this because the poor Arabs fighting are not black enough. Still, the ANC will go on for the next 2 million years recalling and reminiscing about their 'struggle' and whatnot. Pathetic!!! This puts it very much in historical perspective. How many died in apartheid as terrorists opposing the ligitimate regime? How many whites have been murdered since the fall of Apartheid? How many killed in the 'Arab Spring'? Hmmm... makes you think doesn't it?

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-05-26 18:19

    The ANC and muslim community are strangely silent. not one single word of condemnation of a government that is committing mass murder of its own citizens..

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-26 18:21

      But mention Israel, which is being attacked almost daily by Palestinians playing the victim and martyr, funded and armed by Assad and the illegitimate Iranian regime, and they're right there. It's weird, isn't it.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-27 00:03

      Hopefully now. Not during the almost eleven months of unarmed demonstrations.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-05-27 07:11

    Patrick, citizens in Israel have staged rallies in solicarity of the Syrian citizens that are being massacred by their govt. HAVE YOU, the SA muslim community or the SA govt done anything or said one word condemning it? NOT...

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-27 09:12

      Patrick, Your comments just waste space, as they are plain silly. Off course, Danny is objecting to these mass murders, ANY decent person on this planet does so. How is it posssible ??????? that not only you don,t condemn this unspeakable state terrorism but continiously looking for excuses, with what others might be doing! A ( illegitimate ) government, that puts snipers on rooftops to shoot with live amunition at whatever moves, including women and children, and fires rockets from tanks, in apartment blocks, HAS NO RIGHT TO EXIST, END OF STORY !!! Don't come with all CRAP about French soldiers, and American interference, THAT is plain BS, and you can't be that dumb, not to understand this. Mohamed Elbaradei said; dictatorships create a "culture of fear" The problem this assad has now; This FEAR has now evaporated. Now it is this evil and violent assad family, and MILLIONS of Syrians who want him out. The gloves are now off, And in sitiations like this; the "people" ALWAYS win !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-27 11:09

      RELAX Patrick!! French troops!! At the start of this uprising, there were 6 French soldiers in Homs. In the following 12 months, there have been NO foreign troops captured, injured nor killed. Let me assure you, that if there had been , this WAR CRIMINAL , would have pareaded them on HIS TV !! So to talk about FRENCH TROOPS , is just being plain silly and dishonest. An evil and violent family who hijacked/stole a country, and has not had elections for 48 years===Legitimate ??? Are you NUTS ??? And thanks, again , for the FILTH !!!

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