Tenth anniversary of regime bloody massacre | Nearly 35 civilians, including entire families, slaughtered and executed in Douma • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Tenth anniversary of regime bloody massacre | Nearly 35 civilians, including entire families, slaughtered and executed in Douma

SOHR renews its demands to hold the murderers of Syrian people accountable and bring them to justice.

SOHR recalls the bloody massacre on this day a decade ago, specifically on June 28, when regime forces, accompanied by the so-called “Shabiha,” stormed Douma city in Eastern Ghouta, after nearly 80% of residents had fled the city out of fear for their lives.

On that day, regime forces clashed with several members of “Al-Thuwar” factions and killed and injured several people, then Al-Shabiha and regime forces stormed the homes of civilians and basements in which they had hidden and carried out firing field executions against entire families, most notably “Slick, Tohma and Al-Bashr Palestinian family.”

Regime forces also slaughtered some members of those families with knives, dragging their bodies to an unknown destination.

According to SOHR documents, the death toll of this bloody massacre documented by the names was 35 civilians, including eight children and at least six women.

In this massacre, regime forces carried out the arrest of dozens of civilians, who are still forcibly disappeared in regime’s prisons.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) would like to bring to mind heinous massacres committed against innocent and peaceful Syrian civilians by all conflicting and warring powers in Syrian territory, especially since the killing of Syrians has been still continuing for over a decade.

We, at SOHR, renew our calls to bring all those responsible and those who aided and abetted the killing of Syrian people to justice. We also appeal to the international community and United Nations to intensify their efforts to reach a political settlement which could potentially put an end to bloodshed in Syria.