Opposition: 40 people killed in a massacre in Hama province

Syria’s opposition accused the government Monday of killing 40 people in a massacre in a central town in a bid to terrorize people into flight to change the confessional balance of the region. The Syrian National Council said that a further 120 people were wounded in the attack by troops and militia on Harbanafsah, in […]

Massacre Reported in Syria as Security Council Meets

Syrian opposition activists said more than 200 people were killed in a Sunni village on Thursday by government forces using tanks and helicopters, which, if confirmed, would be the worst in a series of massacres that have convulsed Syria’s

UN: Most of 108 killed in Houla Syria were executed

The U.N.’s human rights office on Tuesday added grim new details about the massacre of more than 100 people in a rural area in Syria last week, saying that most of the dead were shot at close range, some of them women and children killed in their homes.

What happened at Syria’s Houla massacre?

Mass graves now mark Syria’s once-peaceful Houla township. The trenches in the earth are seen in videos uploaded by activists, filled with the mangled corpses of more than 100 people, many children. As the world condemns the Syrian regime for Friday’s massacre in Houla, one of the worst

Turning point ? Russia condemns Syria massacre

A weekend massacre of more than 100 people emerged as a potential turning point in the Syrian crisis Monday, galvanizing even staunch ally Russia to take an unusually hard line against President Bashar Assad’s government. Analysts said Russia may be warning Assad that he needs to change course or lose Moscow’s support

Syrian activists: shelling in Hama kills over 40

A government assault on rebel areas in the central Syrian city of Hama has killed as many as 42 people, most of them civilians, an opposition activist claimed Monday. Mousab Hamadee, an activist located near Hama, told The Times that the neighborhoods of Mashaa Junoub Almalaab and Alarbaeen, along with some other areas, came under […]

Assad forces kill 103, Red Cross vies to aid Syria

On Friday, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces killed 103 people in Syria in the bombardment of the besieged city of Homs and in attacks on the countryside of Hama and the east and north of the country, the activist group Local Coordination Committees said. Most of those killed were civilians, including 14 children and one […]