Tag Archives: Massacre

Activists fear massacre as Syrian troops encircle Homs

By: Adrian Blomfield A vast pro-government force was said to have surrounded Homs yesterday (Sunday) as the opposition warned that the withdrawal of UN observers from Syria’s streets had paved the way for a massacre in the city. The Syrian … Continue reading

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UN monitors enter Haffa in Syria, amid massacre fears

UN monitors have entered Haffa, in western Syria, days after violent clashes forced them away from the town. Observers tried to reach Haffa on Tuesday, amid fears a massacre was taking place, but fled after crowds surrounded and fired on … Continue reading

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U.S. says fears ‘potential massacre’ in Syria’s Haffeh

By: Andrew Quinn and Paul Eckert The Syrian government appears to be planning a massacre in the opposition stronghold of Haffeh, the U.S. State Department said on Monday, and it warned that Syria’s army will be held to account for … Continue reading

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US fears fresh massacre in Syria

By: Richard Spencer and Peter Foster US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland voiced “deep alarm” for the fate of Haffa, scene of some of the fiercest fighting yet seen in the conflict, amid reports that government tanks and heavy artillery … Continue reading

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Hama Massacre

By: Iman Al-Hourani Today my cousin sent me a picture of this tree that stands in front of my grandma’s home in Hama, Syria. My uncle and his family live on the floor above her, and our house is right … Continue reading

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From grief We rise: To a Country for all Syrians

By: Dr Mohja Kahf On the first day of mass protest in the Syrian uprising, March 18, 2011, demonstrators in Banyas sang, “Sunni and Alawite, we all want freedom” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW7y1uSzxBE). Protesters held up a cross and a crescent sign in Damascus. … Continue reading

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LCC: Death Toll Rises to 96

In the series of massacres that does not stop in Syria, the Local Coordination Committees in Syria was capable of documenting 96 martyrs thus far.The regime’s army has stormed since the late hours Daraa Al-Balad and killed 26 people including … Continue reading

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Timeline: Syria’s massacres

Almost every day of the uprising against the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has brought new reports of shootings, deaths and injuries. Reports are hard to verify, as few journalists are allowed into Syria and casualty numbers come primarily … Continue reading

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Syria massacre: UN observers greeted by smell of rotting flesh

By: Ruth Sherlock On Wednesday, some 78 people were massacred inside this hamlet. Yesterday, farmhouses stood charred and abandoned, with pools of congealed blood in dusty streets. Fragments of mortar bombs lay mingled with cooking pots and other hurriedly abandoned … Continue reading

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Syria: Defiance of village where army killed 39 from a single family

By: Javier Espinosa It was the day after the end of the offensive, and A Ghazal was helping to collect up the corpses. They were lined up on rugs inside a mosque, with pieces of paper identifying the victims. Before … Continue reading

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