Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

More than 60 People Killed in a Massacre perpetrated by Regime’s Airstrikes

DCHRS Statement on Douma Massacre for September 11, 2014

In less than 48 hours from the first Douma massacre which occurred on September the 9th, the Syrian regime targeted Douma again with two airstrikes killing more than 60 documented victims including many wounded who are critically injured.

On September 11, 2014 at about 4:00 PM the Syrian regime warplanes targeted residential buildings near the main mosque in the city with two consecutive airstrikes which killed tens of civilians. DCHRS documented at the end of the day 63 civilians who were killed by those airstrikes.

DCHRS activists noted also that tens of wounded were transferred to the field-hospitals in the city, Douma medical center, and the Red Crescent clinics, which has a poor medical capabilities and a severe equipment and supplies shortages.

The airstrikes destroyed nearly eight residential buildings and fires broke out in other buildings while the search for survivors under rubbles lasted for a long time after the shelling.

With the end of Friday 12 September, 2014, DCHRS documented 63 victims including 15 children, seven women, and four unidentified victims:
1- Kassem Abdurrazzaq.
2- Mohammad Jalal Safi.
3- Khaled Al-Hwyied.
4- Mahmoud Mustafa Ar-Rayyes,
5- Amjad At-Tout.
6- Hassan Adas.
7- Emad Khaled Al-Makbtel.
8- Mohammad Majed Al-Byswani.
9- Mohammad Khalil Nasser.
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10- Abdulghani Raihan.
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11- Mohammad Younus Nour Ad-Din.
12- Reda Taufiq Al-Qasier.
13- Abdurrahman Adnan Al-Hes.
14- Child Adnan Yoususf Karim.
15- Abdulhamid Abdulghani Ghazzawi.
16- Rateb Al-Ghazzawi.
17- Eyyad Kawwana.
18- Child Ammar Haydar.
19- Samira Khabiya.
20- Child Salah Abdulaziz.
21- Child Mohammad Shehab.
22- Child Munib Hawwa.
23- Mohammad Mazen Yassin Al-Bayswani.
24- Ayman Al-Kahlous.
25- Omar Abdulaziz Ad-Dej.
26- Mohammad Taha.
27- Khalil Nasser.
28- Suliman At-Tout.
29- Ramez Abdurrazzaq.
30- Child Yousuf Yousuf Karim.
31- Aref Ad-Dali.
32- Tarifa Al-Affa.
33- Nathir Ariesh.
34- Ahmad Sadieq Ad-Daya.
35- Amina Mohammad Al-Kahhal.
36- Arref Hashim Al-Hanash.
37- Hashem Adnan Al-Mash’out.
38- Ahmad Fayez Sisan.
39- Child Khaled Al-Kahlous.
40- Child Zakariya Al-Barghouth
41- Nour Ad-Din Zaitoun.
42- Daniya Mohammad Shehab.
43- Shahd Fahd Shehab.
44- Child Mahmoud Ziad Al-Masri.
45- Child Mosab Akram Al-Masri.
46- Child Hazem Subhi Al-Afa.
47- Mohammad Taha.
48- Ammar Haidar.
49- Abdulkarim Al-Halbouni.
50- Yasser Salim Aloush.
51- Child Reham Ash-Shaikh Bakri.
52- Umran Ash-Shaikh Bakri.
53- Child Mariam Foad Shehab.
54- Huda Shehab.
55- Child Salah Abdulaziz.
56-59- Four unidentified victims, from “Shehab” family.
60- Randa Omar Al-Hamwi.
61- Child Nabil Ariesh.
62- Ahmad Saddeaq Ad-Daya.
63- Kassem Al-Kalhous.

Video footages showing victims and wounded at the field-hospitals
Video footages showing body parts and wounded being pulling out from underneath rubbles
Video footage showing kids being pulled out from underneath rubbles


It should be noted that this massacre preceded another in less than 48 hours. DCHRS issued a statement about the first massacre, and this statement with the previous concluded that the Syrian regime is persistent on targeting civilian, people’s gatherings, residential buildings, and many IDPs housing. In addition the damages leveled up many of those buildings and destroyed the infrastructure of the city.

DCHRS, as a member of the international coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, condemns the killing of tens of children, women, and civilians and demand an investigation to be lunched regarding such atrocious crimes.

Furthermore, DCHRS urges the international community and the U.N. to act upon its responsibilities in regard to protecting civilians and displacement areas from the Syrian regime’s brutality and shelling.

Also, DCHRS demand the appliance of the norm R2P according to what the U.N. passed in 2005 and to bring the individuals responsible for these war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria to justice. Ensuring that they won’t be granted any form of Impunity.

Damascus Center for Human Right Studies


Images of Douma Massacre, September 11, 2014












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DCHRS is an independent, non-governmental organization, established in 2005, located in the Syrian capital of Damascus. Its mission is to foster a spirit of support and respect for the values and standards of human rights in Syria. As such, DCHRS recognizes and adheres to all pertinent international human rights agreements and declarations issued by the UN.

DCHRS is a member of the following international networks:

  • International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
  • Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN)
  • NGO Coalition for the international Criminal Court
  • International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP)
  • International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)

DCHRS worked on a variety of documentation projects. Such projects included daily casualty reports, massacre reports, and other human rights violations reports. Also DCHRS has been working on advocacy and lobbying in different human rights institutions in order to educate and acknowledge about the deteriorating human rights situation in Syria.. After the launch of the Syrian revolution, the center increased its activities through working, communicating, and coordinating with many members and activists. Thus the center began documenting daily violations committed by the Syrian regime forces that can be classified as crimes against humanities and war crimes. Such violations included: extrajudicial killings, massacres, arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, rape, torture in prisons. DCHRS opened local offices in Syria in order to document, collect, and observe human rights violations on the ground. DCHRS submitted those reports to many international and regional human rights organizations and communicated with the Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on Syria.