Syrian Revolution Digest: A Bouquet of Massacres! -
A Bouquet of Massacres!
Why settle for one massacre a day when you can get away with many? Why stop killing when the price will be paid by others, when your worst case scenario is a small fiefdom of your own, when there is no accountability worthy of the name? Assad and his cronies will keep killing, because even their worst case scenario at this stage is a win. They might lose Syria, only to win an Assadstan.
Monday June 11, 2012
Today’s death toll: 109. The Breakdown: 36 in Idlib, 19 in Deir Ezzor, 17 in Homs, 15 in Hama, 10 in Damascus (8 in the suburbs and 2 in Barzeh neighborhood), 6 in Lattakia, 5 in Aleppo and 1 in Daraa.
A series of massacres against local villages perpetrated by pro-Assad militias in Idlib Province claimed the lives of 36 people today.
Local activists in Deir Ezzor City report that a mortar round that landed in the midst of an anti-Assad rally in Jbeileh Neighborhood around midnight killed close to 50 protesters. More details to emerge tomorrow.
Tanks, choppers and heavy artillery continue to take part in the pounding of communities in the rural areas of Aleppo, Idlib Hama and Homs continues.
The airbase of Ghanto briefly help by local resistance yesterday returned to army control today after local fighters were forced to withdraw under heavy shelling, but not before emptying the weapons depots. Only surface-to-air missiles used in pounding Homs City and other restive communities were left behind.