Syrian Human Rights: Over 800 killed in Syria so far

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Beirut, Lebanon: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement that security forces have killed at least 800 civilians since protests erupted in Syria, Reuters reported on Saturday.

The organization also said that it has the names of the 800 people, adding that 220 of them were killed in attacks by the Syrian army in Daraa.

This is substantially higher than the number reported by the Syrian revolution 2011 the Facebook group which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations. It reported yesterday that 683 protesters have been killed so far by the Syrian security forces since the unrest started .

The protests started on March 15 in the southern Syrian town of Daraa and had since spread to most of the Syrian cities.

Syrian army tanks entered the coastal city of Baniyas and the western city of Homs on Saturday, witnesses told the Al Jazeera satellite network.

A witness told the network that in Baniyas, shops closed and people hid in their homes as the tanks arrived.

“We are really scared that Baniyas will be a repeat of Dara,” he said, referring to the besieged southern town where the protests began more than seven weeks ago. He said residents worried they would be framed as “armed gangs” and attacked by secret police.

Early Saturday, communications to Baniyas were severed, including land lines, mobile networks and the Internet, activists told Al Jazeera.

Communication has been shut down to Homs since Friday night, after protesters took to the streets and confronted security forces, as seen in a video posted online. The video could not be verified.

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5 responses to “Syrian Human Rights: Over 800 killed in Syria so far”

  1. josephphdman Avatar
    josephphdman

    where is president obama?????
    how could stay silent and all those innocent unarmed civilians been killed in cold blood
    where is your support for democracy ??? and democracy seekers
    you have dissapointed the american people and they are loosing faith in you because you are not standing up for democracy and supporting it anywhere it rises ,in the world regradless of political calculations
    the american people will not vote for you ever again ,when they know you are looking at innocent people who are democracy lovers , beeing slughtered and not doing anything to stop it …

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    Anonymous

    where is president obama?????
    how could stay silent and all those innocent unarmed civilians been killed in cold blood
    where is your support for democracy ??? and democracy seekers
    you have dissapointed the american people and they are loosing faith in you because you are not standing up for democracy and supporting it anywhere it rises ,in the world regradless of political calculations
    the american people will not vote for you ever again ,when they know you are looking at innocent people who are democracy lovers , beeing slughtered and not doing anything to stop it …

  3. godistwaddle Avatar
    godistwaddle

    Dead Syrians don’t count as much as dead Libyans. I wonder what the calculus is?

  4. godistwaddle Avatar
    godistwaddle

    Dead Syrians don’t count as much as dead Libyans. I wonder what the calculus is?

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