More than 300 people killed in single day in Syria as violence rages
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More than 300 people killed in single day in Syria as violence rages

Damascus : Syria | Sep 27, 2012 at 4:55 AM PDT
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in one of the bloodiest days since the popular uprising against the bloody regime of the Assad family began in mid-March 2011, more than 300 people were killed in Syria on Wednesday, including 199 civilians.

"This is the highest toll recorded in a single day since mid-March 2011. This figure represents the identified corpses. After identifying more bodies the death toll would be higher," the director of SOHR told the AFP news agency in a telephone interview.

According to Reuters, 55 people were killed in rural areas around Damascus. They included at least 107 who appeared to have been shot in cold blood, while other bodies were found on the street with indications of an execution-style killing in the town of al-Dhiyabia, in addition to 18 Palestinians who were killed in Yarmouk refugee camp.

The observatory also said 14 people were killed in twin explosions targeted headquarters of the army general staff in Damascus and in an ensuing prolonged gunbattle between the Free Syrian Army fighters and regime forces.

In Barzeh neighbourhood of Damascus, 17 people, including eight women and three children, were shot dead .

In city of Deir Ezzor, 23 people, including a child and a woman were killed by army gunfire when troops stormed the Jura district.

On the other hand, regime media said that more than 100 terrorists had been killed as Syrian troops also destroyed a weapons cache in Damascus.

Meanwhile, in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly, the French President Francois Hollande called for U.N. protection for liberated zones under opposition control in Syria. He also joined other leaders in calling for an end to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

"The Syrian regime will not retake its place in the concert of nations. It has no future among us," Hollande told the U.N. General Assembly.

For his part, Qatari Emir called for Arab countries to interfere in the situation in Syria because the Security Council was unable to formulate a common position on the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

"The Security Council has no defined and effective position, thus Arab countries must act alone on the basis of their national humanitarian, political and military commitments."

The Qatari leader also urged Arab countries to do their utmost to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria, after all means have been employed in vain.

It is worth mentioning that the international community did not provide, until now, a practical plan to help the Syrian people. At the same time the international community rejects arming the resistance and the Syrian opposition, fearing that the weapons might reach the Islamic organizations. Of course, these arguments are flimsy as they mean, in a direct way, that the international community participates in killing Syrian people together with regime of Bashar.

Opinion:

I expected the Syrian regime to feel hysterical after the recent bombings of Damascus. This is what unfortunately happened and still happening; the murder and killing of innocent people everywhere. The international community held a meeting in New York not concerned about anything except Iran's nuclear facility and the security of Israel. The massacres of the Syrian regime is not faced with any reaction from the leaders, including U.S, except denouncing it. The U.S asked Assad several times to leave until he himself started to challenge Obama, saying, "I will stay and you are the one to go!"

Even Qatar's invitation for a military intervention is weak because the international community has not yet reached a firm decision resolving what is happening in Syria. For this, Free Syrian Army should continue its resistance as it is the only way for a country that does not have petrol, donating blood of its children for eliminating Assad's regime.

Certainly, the Syrian people will never forget the international passiveness in obtaining the Syrian rights, and will never forgive a country that was able to help them and did not do so. I need an answer for my question which is, do we think that the Syrian people would, one day, recognise the so-called "human rights" at the time where animals get their rights before human beings? This is what I heard from a Syrian friend.

Sources:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/27/syria-crisis-toll-idINDEE88Q05920120927

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/over-300-die-wednesday-in-syria/story-fn3dxix6-1226482881372

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saleh1966 is based in Gaza, Ġazzah, Palestine, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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