Syria’s War On Its People

Jul 31 2011 @ 9:22pm

The Syrian regime moved in force against the people of Hama today, passing the point of all-out civil warfare.

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The dead may amount to 142, making today the bloodiest yet in the struggle for some kind of accountable government across the country:

"One hundred civilians were killed on Sunday in Hama by gunfire from security forces who accompanied the army as it stormed the city," Abdel Karim Rihawi, head of the Syrian League for the Defence of Human Rights, said. Rihawi said five other people were killed in the central city of Homs, and three more in the northwestern province of Idlib, when security forces opened fire on protesters who rallied in support of Hama.

"The number of those wounded is huge and hospitals cannot cope, particularly because we lack the adequate equipment," Abdel Rahman quoted a Hama hospital source as saying. He said the crackdown on Hama came after more than 500,000 people rallied in the city on Friday following Muslim prayers during which a cleric told the congregation "the regime must go". Activists also reported deaths in Deir ez-Zor, Syria's main gas- and oil-production hub in the east, which has become a rallying point for protests along with Hama. At least 19 people were killed in Deir ez-Zor, six in Herak in the south, and one in Al-Bukamal in the east, said Qorabi, adding most of those shot in Deir ez-Zor were "hit in the head and the neck" by snipers.

So far, the death toll from the whole uprising is close to 1,600.