Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

A documentation of Al Shari’a village massacre in the province of Hama.þ

The scenario keeps repeating; villages that support the regime continue to attack and kill civilians in the nearby towns, under the patronage of the Syrian army

 

A documentation of Al Shari’a village massacre in the province of Hama.

 

Date of the incident: 24/07/2012

 

 

Al Sharia village is under the administration of Al Ghab area in the province of Hama, which is situated 5km north west of the archaeological Afamia city. The area of the village is 125 hectares and its population is estimated to be 13 000. Most of its residents work in agriculture and this village is particularly famous in growing wheat, cotton, sugar beet and vegetables in addition to raising cattle. 

 

 

The location of the village on the map:

http://goo.gl/maps/K527H

 

On Tuesday, a few civilians from the village left the mosque and when they were at the door, suddenly, a few thugs attacked them with Syrian army men who were residing at the borders in the town. They started to open fire in a random and constant manner which resulted in the deaths of 16 citizens from the village in addition to a number of injuries.

 

 

The syrian network of human rights warned that if such actions keep recurring, acts of revenge from the Syrian community could result, and the Syrian regime is responsible for this as well as the international community, which still have not tried to stop this regime from killing its people but rather allowed the regime to carry on with their murderous acts, and these massacres will hinder civil peace and living in harmony. 

 

 

Through our contact with the relatives and the neighbours, we managed to confirm the names and to obtain the videos of the massacres which contain graphic and upsetting images of children crying over fathers dead bodies.

 

1.  Mo’iad Ibrahim Al Ahmad / 49 years / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

2.  Riyad Mahmoud AlAtrash / 38 years / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

3. Hamdan Haj Younous / 50 years / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

4.  Hayan Hussain Haj Younous / 23 years / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

5. Saleem Hussain Haj Younous / 27 years / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

6. Ghareeb Haj Younous / 22 years / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

7.  Mazen Ahmad Haj Younous / 35 years / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

8. Moas Haj Younous / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

9.  Imad Ali Al Saed / 50 years / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

10. Yousus Nayef Al Hassan / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

11. Ibrahim Deeb Al Hassan / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

12. Ahmad Deeb Al Hassan / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

13. Hassan Deeb Al Hassan / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

14. Fahad Ahmad Khayas / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

15. Mohammad Abd AlSalam / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

16. Mostafa Omar A’lewi / Hama / Sahl AlGhab / Al Shari’a Village / Died as a result of indiscriminate shooting

 

Attachments:

The following videos document in audio and video the bodies and the names that were not mentioned

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB1wXUVvYI8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADf_pIwyms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xqt4ZIEmjg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRMPbraPO-s

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