Thursday 21 June 2012
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The number of civilian martyrs documented by the SOHR in Syria today (Thursday 21/6/2012), documentation includes name and reason of death, has risen to 114. Making today the bloodiest in Syria since the beginning of the ceasefire.
-In Homs province 32 civilians were killed. 25 of them fell in the city of Homs, 16 were martyred by the regime’s brutal bombardment and storming of the Deir Ba’alba neighbourhood, in an attempt to gain control of the entire area; 9 were killed in the Khaldiya, Jobar and Baba Amr neighbourhoods. 6 martyrs, including a child, fell in the city of Al-Quseir, and its Reef, they were killed by military operations. 1 civilian was martyred by the bombardment of Rastan.
-In Hama province 4 civilians were killed. The body of 1 civilian was found in a car near the vegetable market in the Hader neighbourhood of Hama, the other was killed by regime forces in the city. A civilian was martyred by regime forces, he was killed while working on his land in Khattab, Reef Hama. A little girl was killed by sniper wounds she recieved yesterday in Basatin Al-Mahbousa.
-In Deir Izzor province 5 civilians killed. 3 were martyred in the town of Thiban, they were killed by regime bombardment. 2 civilians were killed in the Joura neighbourhood of deir Izzor, one of them was a citizen journalist.
-In Dera’a province 29 civilians fell. At least 18 civilian were martyred in the town of Inkhil: 17 were killed by the regime’s brutal bombardment of the town, 1 was killed by a sniper. 3 bodies were found in a field in the town of Tafs. 2 children were martyred by regime bombardment on the town of Al-Hirak. A little girl was shot dead by a sniper in Dera’a. 5 rebel fighters were killed during clashes in Kafar shams, Reef Dera’a.
-In Reef Dimashq province 30 civilians were killed. 28 died in the city of Douma, and its surrounding area, one of them was killed by earlier wounds. 2 civilians were killed by clashes between rebels and Syrian fighters in the area.
-In Idlib province 7 were killed. 2 rebel fighters was killed during clashes with regime forces, in Irmnaz, Reef Idlib. 1 civilian, from the town of Al-Habeet, was killed by excessive torture in a security services detention centre. A woman and a small child were killed by by the regime’s bombardment of Kafar Tkharim, Reef Idlib. A civilian was killed by a sniper in Ariha, Reef Idlib. Another civilian was shot dead by regime forces in Ma’arat al-Nu’man.
-In Reef Aleppo 7 civilians killed. 3 were martyred by the bombardment of al-Atarib and Bayanoun by regime forces. 2 children and 2 women were killed when their car was attacked in Darat Izza, Reef Aleppo.
A defected officer, from Idlib prov., was killed during clashes in the village of Darat Izza, Reef Aleppo. A defected Lieutenant was killed in the city of Deir Izzor. 4 defected soldiers were killed during clashes in the town of Kafar Shams, Reef Dera’a. A defected soldier was killed by clashes in Kafarbatna, Reef Dimashq.
At least 54 members of the Syrian armed forces have been killed by clashes in the provinces of Homs, Idlib, Aleppo, Dera’a and Reef Dimashq.
English Speakers to Help The Syrian Revolution: How does this father feel after losing his second daughter within one week..The first one was Hala then her sister Ghena!!
[local time] 21:17 Thirteen people were killed by the army’s shelling of the Daraa town of Kafr Shams, Al-Jazeera quoted activists as saying.
20:37 A second attempt to evacuate trapped civilians from besieged areas of Syria’s third-largest city Homs failed on Thursday, the Red Crescent said, adding it would try again on Friday.
20:09 The Syrian army and rebels are clashing in the Damascus neighborhood of Kfar Soussa, activists said.
19:33 International envoy Kofi Annan and the major powers were launching a final drive to find a diplomatic solution to the Syria crisis while preparing sanctions and emergency plans for UN observers in the conflict-stricken state.
19:08 Syria’s Thursday death toll increased to 104 people killed by security forces, Al-Jazeera quoted activists as saying.
18:35 The United States on Thursday swiftly welcomed the defection of a Syrian fighter pilot to Jordan and said he would not be the last person to do the “right thing” and desert Damascus’s armed forces.
18:12 Syria on Thursday denounced an air force pilot who defected as a “traitor” and said it wanted to recover the warplane he used to flee into neighboring Jordan.
18:11 Britain and the United States have discussed offering Syrian President Bashar al-Assad immunity from prosecution if he steps down as part of a political transition package, reports said Thursday.
17:53 The Syrian army’s shelling of Moadamiyat as-Sham in the district of Damascus killed two people and injued several other, Al-Jazeera quoted activists as saying.
17:06 Thursday’s death toll in Syria has risen to 86 people, Al-Jazeera television quoted the Syrian Network for Human Rights as saying.
17:01 UN leader Ban Ki-moon discussed the situation in Syria on Thursday with Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a UN spokesperson said, amid a new diplomatic push to end the crisis.
16:49 Jordan on Thursday granted asylum to a Syrian air force pilot who defected with his jet, AFP reported.
16:25 Violence has halted the evacuation of trapped civilians from Syria’s Homs region, the Red Crescent said on Thursday, adding it was in negotiations for a deal that would allow them to safety.
15:57 Syria’s military, from foot soldiers to senior officers, should reconsider their support for President Bashar al-Assad, said the US ambassador to Syria, warning that those committing atrocities will be hunted down and prosecuted.
15:40 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that any peace plan for Syria that calls on President Bashar al-Assad to leave power and go into exile would not work because he would not quit.
15:18 Thursday’s death toll in Syria increased to 70 people, including 18 people killed by security forces in Enkhel, Al-Arabiya on Thursday quoted activists as saying.
15:17 UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan will hold a press conference with the head of the UN mission in Syria Robert Mood in Geneva on Friday, the United Nations said.
15:07 Russia on Thursday confirmed for the first time that a cargo ship forced to turn back from British waters was carrying attack helicopters for Syria and said it would now sail under the Russian flag.
14:48 Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon called Thursday for “massive intervention” by the international community in Syria to prevent the conflict there engulfing neighbors Lebanon and Iraq.
14:12 Syrian forces on Thursday shelled the town of Duma near Damascus leaving 12 people dead and others wounded, Al-Arabiya television quoted the Local Coordination Committees as saying.
13:57 Jordan granted political asylum to a Syrian pilot on Thursday hours after he landed his jet at a military air base in the kingdom, in the first such air force defection in the 15-month revolt.
13:56 Thursday’s death toll in Syria reached 61, Al-Arabiya television quoted the Local Coordination Committees as saying.
13:31 Syria risks descending into a full-blown conflict which would affect the entire region, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday as he called on the international community to act.
13:04 A Syrian fighter jet made an emergency landing at a military air base in neighboring Jordan on Thursday, a government official said.
12:49 Fifteen people were killed in Syria on Thursday, mostly in Daraa and Homs, Al-Jazeera televiosn quoted activists as saying.
12:43 Switzerland is in contact with UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s team about hosting an international conference on Syria, the Swiss Foreign Minister said on Thursday.
12:34 The Syrian army on Thursday shelled the Homs neighborhood of Deir Baala leaving nine people dead, Al-Jazeera television quoted the General Commission of the Syrian Revolution as saying.
12:20 Violence has killed more than 15,000 people in Syria since a revolt erupted last year against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.
11:58 US intelligence operatives in Turkey are vetting the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels to ensure they do not fall into the hands of Al-Qaeda militants, the New York Times reported Thursday.
11:21 Syria’s army battered the central city of Homs and the nearby town of Qusayr on Thursday after suffering heavy losses at the hands of anti-regime rebel fighters, a rights watchdog and a journalist said.
10:46 Nineteen people were killed across Syria, 14 of them in Daraa, Al-Arabiya quoted activists as saying on Thursday.
9:06 MORNING LEADER: The Red Cross said Wednesday it will try to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped by fierce fighting in and around the restive city of Homs, as violence killed dozens of people across Syria.
8:40 Russia must stop providing military supplies to Syria, Arab League’s deputy Secretary General Ahmed Bin Hilli said in an interview with the Interfax news agency on Thursday.
8:31 The Arab League demanded Russia stopped sending military supplies to Syria, AFP quoted a report as saying.