Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Alfan Alshamali massacre – Hama countryside, 02.09.2012

*The date of the incident: 02.09.2012

Given the geographical area the village is located it, Alfan Alshamali (northern Alfan) is located between villages of the Alawite sect. The majority of their residents are hence loyal to the Assad regime. Due to its concrete support of the Syrian revolution, Assad thugs in the neighbouring villages, along with security forces loyal to the regime, repeatedly threatened to destroy Alfan Alshamali village. The Syrian Network for Human Rights has repeatedly raised warnings concerning reactions that we, as a small organisation and other humanitarian and relief organisations, cannot enter Syria and educate the residents about. We find this important as this will have a negative impact on the topics of co-existence and transitional justice.