40 bodies discovered as a new Syria massacre unfolds

syrian banner stop the massacre in SyriaAt least 40 bodies of men, women and children were discovered on Saturday in the Syrian town of Al-Nabk, a Damascus suburb, in an apparent new massacre, the Syrian Revolutionary Council reported, following a heavy shelling campaign by the regime’s army.

The opposition Syrian National Coalition issued a statement hours earlier calling upon countries of the “free world” to “protect civilians in Syria
and to intervene immediately” after news of the heavy shelling on Nabk surfaced.

Syrian regime fighter jets also pounded a rebel-held city in the country’s northeast, killing at least 12 people including five children, activists said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the air raids hit the northeastern city of Raqqa early afternoon. Four women were among the dead and dozens of people were wounded, the Observatory said.

Rebels captured Raqqa, the capital of the province of the same name, in March. It’s the only major urban center to fall entirely under opposition control since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011.

The Western backed Syrian Free Army (FSA) announced on Saturday that two of its commanders were killed by the Al-Qaeda linked State of Iran and Syria (ISIS).

The two commanders, Mohammad Al-Qadi and Ahmad Jahar, were abducted while leading an aid convoy from Turkey to northern Syria.

They were reportedly seen last at an ISIS camp in the town of Azaz, but a day later their bodies were found by residents in the outskirts of Azaz.

Some residents said they were baffled by the “secret execution” of the two men. One resident said the Al-Qaeda group usually puts individuals on trial and then executes them publicly.

“Secret executions are not part of Al-Qaeda’s style,” one resident said.

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  • The real lebanese

    How can people say the Assad regime isn’t killing civilians?

    • 5thDrawer

      People say a lot of things … we note … when trying to push away the main and simple topic.

      • Rose Rohana

        When FSA is in dire situation it kills civilians an call on the World to free Syria,
        thats what happened in Ghouta, they massacred entire villages of Allawites in Latakieh. HRW went and made a report, yaLibnan should sometimes not be so bias and publish it.
        It was one week before the Goutha children massacres, the rebels blamed the goverment.
        Why would the government gas children, these children were all pre-school age at home
        with parents, 3,4,5 years old, they were kinapped one week before, in Latakieh, parents recognised their children in videos, listes were made of all the othe rmissing.
        There were no grieving parents on the videos, no adults, just little children.
        Assad kept it secret not to provoque vengeance and blood baths, the Children were
        from Alawites families, pro Assad.

        • Peaceforleb

          You are 100% right, what most on this blog very clearly choose to ignore is that most people who are being targeted are Christians and Alawites. They see the death toll, however put the blinkers on and any chance they get they put the blame on Assad. Why would Assad kill the very people that love and support him.

    • Peaceforleb

      So we blaming Assad for this one as well, are we Real.

      • The real lebanese

        Well considering it came after regime shelling and the SNC reported it, and the regime still hasn’t responded to it…

        • Peaceforleb

          Real even if they respond, will it really make a difference. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

          • The real lebanese

            Yeah I know. Same for both sides. Accusations will be made but both sides will deny it. Im just giving a guess off common sense, but we will probably never actually know who did it.

  • The real lebanese

    How can people say the Assad regime isn’t killing civilians?

    • 5thDrawer

      People say a lot of things … we note … when trying to push away the main and simple topic.

      • Hind Abyad

        When FSA is in dire situation it kills civilians an call on the World to free Syria,
        thats what happened in Ghouta, they massacred entire villages of Allawites in Latakieh. HRW went and made a report, yaLibnan should sometimes not be so bias and publish it.
        It was one week before the Goutha children massacres, the rebels blamed the goverment.
        Why would the government gas children, these children were all pre-school age at home
        with parents, 3,4,5 years old, they were kinapped one week before, in Latakieh, parents recognised their children in videos, listes were made of all the othe rmissing.
        There were no grieving parents on the videos, no adults, just little children.
        Assad kept it secret not to provoque vengeance and blood baths, the Children were
        from Alawites families, pro Assad.

        • Peaceforleb

          You are 100% right, what most on this blog very clearly choose to ignore is that most people who are being targeted are Christians and Alawites. They see the death toll, however put the blinkers on and any chance they get they put the blame on Assad. Why would Assad kill the very people that love and support him.

    • Peaceforleb

      So we blaming Assad for this one as well, are we Real.

      • The real lebanese

        Well considering it came after regime shelling and the SNC reported it, and the regime still hasn’t responded to it…

        • Peaceforleb

          Real even if they respond, will it really make a difference. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

          • The real lebanese

            Yeah I know. Same for both sides. Accusations will be made but both sides will deny it. Im just giving a guess off common sense, but we will probably never actually know who did it.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Tfeeh yalaikhoum, tfeeh yala el mwaskhine, you won’t eat food that’s not hilal but your actions are putridly kaffir. Who Gave anyone the right to touch a single hair on any other person let alone a women or a child you coward lowlife opportunistic infectious diseases of little human resemblance scum.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Tfeeh yalaikhoum, tfeeh yala el mwaskhine, you won’t eat food that’s not hilal but your actions are putridly kaffir. Who Gave anyone the right to touch a single hair on any other person let alone a women or a child you coward lowlife opportunistic infectious diseases of little human resemblance scum.