Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bloody Sunday in Syria: At least 136 killed in military operations

opednews.com, July 31st, 2011

Syria protest
Syria protest
 
At least 136 people were killed on Sunday, among them 100 in the city of Hama, when the Syrian military stormed several cities across the country, human rights activists said. Abdul Karim Rihawi, head of the Syrian League for the Defense of Human Rights, said “100 civilians were shot dead Sunday in Hama by security forces.”

According to AFP, Rihawi added that “five people were shot dead by security forces in several neighborhoods of Homs, whose residents took to the streets in support of the city of Hama.” On his part, Ammar Qorabi, who heads the National Organization for Human Rights, said that elsewhere, “19 people were killed in Deir Ezzor in the east, six more died in Harak in the south and one in al-Bukamal,” near the border with Iraq.

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