Syrian Revolution News Round-up ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية
Day 455: Monday, 11 June 2012 اليوم ٤٥٥: الاثنين، ١١ حزيران/يونيو ٢٠١٢
Regime Violence Escalates Triggering More Massacres
The regime intensified its violence across the country as it killed over 101.
UN observers visited the city of Talbiseh in the province of Hama which was heavily shelled by helicopters upon their departure.
The Syrian government decreased the weight of the gas cylinder used by households as cooking fuel by 20% without changing the price.
Summary of Events
The regime intensified its violence across the country after the international community’s inability to stop it, as it killed over 101 today; 35 fell in the province of Idlib, 19 in the province of Deir Azzour, 15 in the province of Hama, and 12 in the province of Homs. Regime forces intensified its artillery and rocket shelling of most of the revolting areas. It shelled the towns of Jeser Shoghour and Heesh in the province of Idlib, the towns and cities of Ashara, Shahil, Muhasan and Deir Azzour, the cities of Karnaz and Halfaya in the province of Hama, and the cities of Talbiseh, Rastan and Homs.
UN observers visited the city of Talbiseh in the province of Hama which was heavily shelled by helicopters upon their departure. UN observers tried to visit the Damascus neighbourhood of Jobar but were stopped by regime forces.
The regime’s operations continued across the country, as it shelled the town of Inkhel in the province of Daraa amid torching of local crops to starve residents, while its helicopters continued to shell the city of Haffeh in the province of Latakia as more reinforcements arrived in the city. The US and Annan have warned of an imminent massacre in the city. Annan further requested that UN observers be permitted to immediately visit the cities of Haffeh and Homs.
In the capital, regime forces besieged and raided the neighbourhood of Barzeh amid clashes with revolutionaries, and shelled the suburbs of Douma, Saqba, and Hamouriya.
The Syrian government decreased the weight of gas cylinders used by households as cooking fuel by 20% without changing its price. The decrease in weight came after a previous hike in prices that changed the price tag to 400 Syrian pounds. In total, the regime has doubled the price of gas cylinders since the start of the revolution.