Wednesday 12 September 2012
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Wednesday 12/9/2012: Approximately 160 Syrians killed. The dead: 82 unarmed civilians (7 were children), 12-14 unidentified bodies, 16 rebel fighters, 2 defected soldiers, and 42 members of the Syrian armed forces.
82 Unarmed civilians:
-In Hama Province 17 civilians were killed. 2 children were killed by bombardment on the al-Latamna town, today morning. 13 civilian corpse
-In Reef Dimashq Province 12 civilians were killed. 2 were killed by bombardment on the al-Zabadani and Hosh Nasri towns. 2 were shot by regime forces in the Hamurya and al-Sabina towns. 2 men were killed by regime forces in Sayyeda Zeinab. 1 man from Saqba was found killed on the road to al-Maliha. 1 was killed by bombardment on the farmlands surrounding the city of Douma. A young man was found dead, with signs of torture on him, in the Babeela town in Reef Dimashq; 2 men were shot dead by regime forces in the town. 1 man was killed in Yalda, which suffered from clashes and bombardment.
**There have been reports that 5 civilians were shot and killed by regime forces in the town of Yalda.**
-In Aleppo Province 17 civilians were killed. 3 Syrian Armenians were killed when the car they were in was targeted on the Aleppo International Airport road, at midnight of Tuesday-Wednsday. 3 civilians were killed by bombardment on the A’njara and Mare’ towns. 1 was shot by regime forces in the al-Nairab bridge. 4 were shot by sniper fire in the Amriya, Marjeh, and Sheikh Khudur neighbourhoods, as well as the al-Ra’ees square in the city of Aleppo. 1 civilian from the Bayna town in Reef Aleppo was shot by sniper fire. 1 civilian was dug out of the rubble, caused by the bombardment on the Haydariya neighbourhood. 4 civilians, including a child and a woman, were killed by the bombardment on the town of al-Sfeira.
***The names of 10 civilians, including a woman and 3 children, who were killed by yesterday’s bombardment on the Haydariya neighbourhood were just documented by the SOHR***
-In Damascus Province 9 civilians were killed. 3 civilians were killed in the al-Qabun neighbourhood: a young girl, due to gunfire by a military checkpoint (regime forces) at the al-Qabun neighbourhood entrance, and a young man was found dead after 2 days of being detained by regime forces, a man was killed by a sniper in the neighbourhood. 3 men from the Jobar neighbourhood were shot by regime forces on the al-Motahaleq al-Junubi road. A man from the al-Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood was shot in al-Zayabiya in Reef Dimashq. 1 died by the bombardment on Hajar al-Aswad. A civilian from the Filastin camp was killed 2 days after being detained by regime forces.
-In Deir Izzor Province 12 civilians were killed. 5 civilians, including 2 children, were killed by bombardment on the al-Bukamal city. 5 civilians, including a woman and a child were killed by bomb shells that fell on the al-Susa village in Reef Deir Izzor. 2 civilians were killed by the bombardment on the al-Eshara and al-Hseiniya villages.
-In Homs province 7 civilians were killed. 3 civilians (man, woman and child) were killed by the regime bombardment on the farms by the city of Rastan in Reef Homs, using tanks and heavy machine guns. 1 was killed in the al-Qseir city, due to a landmine explosion; another was killed by earlier wounds in the city. A civilian from the province was killed in the Tadamun neighbourhood of Damascus. 1 civilian from the Khaldiya neighbourhood of Homs was tortured to death by regime forces after being detained.
-In Dera’a province a young man from the town of al-Ghara al-Sharqiya was killed after being detained by regime forces in the city of Damascus 4 days ago.
**12 unidentified bodies, and some body parts of 2 other people, were found in ambulance cars intercepted by rebel fighters in the city of Dera’a. Activists on the ground report that the time of death for them is unknown.**
-In Idlib Province 7 civilians were killed. 2 civilians from the town of Bedama were killed by a sniper by the al-Najiya exit. 1 was shot by sniper fire from regime forces checkpoint in the Ma’arat Musreen town. 1 was shot with sniper fire by the al-Iza’a military checkpoint in the area of Saraqeb. 2 civilians died effected by injuries they received due to bombardment on the Sarmeen town and al-Rami village in Reef Idlib. 1 was killed by regime forces in the town of Mer’eyan.
16 Rebel fighters:
-In Aleppo Province 4 fighters were killed. 3 were killed during clashes in the city of Aleppo. 1 fighter from the town of Mayer was killed during clashes with regime forces.
-In Idlib Province 8 rebels killed. 7 rebel fighters were killed during clashes with regime forces in a military point in the al-Iza’a checkpoint in the area of Saraqeb. 1 fighter from the al-Fteera village died effected by injuries he received during clashes in the al-Sbeina town in Reef Dimashq.
-In Reef Dimashq 2 rebels killed. 1 rebel was killed in Sayyeda Zeinab. 1 rebel was killed in clashes in Aqraba.
-In Homs Province 1 rebel fighter was killed during clashes with regime forces in the al-Qseir city in Reef Homs.
-In Damascus 1 rebel was killed by clashes in the Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood.
2 defected soldiers were killed, 1 during clashes in Reef Homs, and the other effected by injuries he received yesterday in Aleppo.
No less than 42 regime forces were killed due to a car bomb explosion, ambushes, and clashes in the Provinces of Idlib, Latakia, Reef Dimashq, Homs and Aleppo.
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