An 11-year old boy plays dead and survives the Houla, Syria massacre
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An 11-year old boy plays dead and survives the Houla, Syria massacre

Damascus : Syria | May 31, 2012 at 8:05 AM PDT
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11-year-old Ali el- Sayed is believed to be one of the survivors of the Houla massacre – he played dead to escape being killed by men with shaved heads and flowing beards who had shot dead his entire family.

This has been reported in canada.com dated the 31st of May 2012.

It seems little Ali el- Sayed smeared his clothes with the blood of one of his siblings and pretended to be dead – the assailants who had shot dead his parents and other siblings presumed thst he also was dead and left.

Ali el-Sayed is one of the survivors of the Houla massacre that began Friday and left 108 people dead, many of them children and women – the victims had been shot or stabbed inside their houses.

The location of the massacre was group of poor farming villages and olive groves in Syria's central Homs province.

These deaths of innocents have been condemned by the global community and anger is growing against President Bashar al-Assad – the violence that has been unleashed since March-2011 has taken more than 13000 lives till now.

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