August 13th, 2012
02:02 AM ET

New 'massacre' reported in Syria as snipers fire on 'anything that moves'

Syrian forces committed a "massacre" in suburban Damascus on Monday, a day after 110 people died across the country, opposition activists said.

Regime forces killed at least 10 people at the entrance of Jdeidet Artouz early Monday, but residents are unable to reach the bodies because "regime forces have been firing at anything that moves," the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said. The LCC reported 17 people killed throughout Syria on Monday.

Similar tales of horror have emerged across the country.

On Sunday, the besieged Syrian city of Homs faced new terror as pro-regime forces executed 10 young men in the dissident stronghold, opposition activists said.

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad stormed the Shammas neighborhood of Homs and gathered 350 young men in the square of a mosque, said the Syrian National Council, an umbrella opposition group.


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  1. I am a Syrian man

    the Syrian slaughter of children slaughtered with knives and women I am a Syrian man. Noshi of sleep on the bombing

    August 13, 2012 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. revnowwhilewecan

    Assad regime killing blah blah blah, Assad forces massacre blah blah blah. You guys crack me up! Assad forces do ALL the killing and atrocities. Not one by "rebel" forces or whom they should correctly be identified as "western backed al-Qaeda terrorists", no? What name would you give foreign invaders coming here and trying to overthrow OUR government? They sure wouldn't be called the "Free American rebels". If so many weren't dying right now I'd be laughing at the one-sided propaganda you guys keep trying to jam down our collective throats. The mainstream media is DEAD because all you do is agenda based reporting filled with lies and half truths. It's no coincidence that your ratings have almost completely fallen off of the charts in lieu of the internet. Try telling some unbiased reporting once in a while and maybe people's confidence will return because now it's at an ALL TIME LOW!

    August 13, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Muhammad

      There is no Al-Qaieda in Syria, these people killed were innocent civilians, I lived in Jdeidet Artooz for nearly 17 yaers and I know the poeple there, my parents had to leave their house in the small town of Jdeaidet because it's too dangerous now to live there as the regime's army entered the tow and they are shelling it from a tank, since Aug, 1st. Shabeeha and shelling killed nearly 80 civillians. This is the third massacre the regime's forces commit in this small town, the first one being killing 56 civillians just because they were Sunnis participating in opposition demonstrations. in Jdeaideh (like we call it) there is no Free Syrian Army members, that's why it's a so easy for the near by Assad loyal Alawait Shabeeha to commit these crimes. I have nothing to tell you revnowwhilewecan other than be a HUMAN and stop lying and defending this disgusting, ruthless regime!

      August 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jay jay

    It's sad that my comments are deleted for no reason. Its sad that the women and children of this nation are denied the simple right to live and breathe... Akbar is great...

    August 13, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. gamersliverfang

    Unbelievable even with the new crimes been committed by the Free Sryian Army CNN is still going with The rebel sources rather checking the facts and sources itself CNN is still doing the one sided narrative just like as always.

    "Syrian forces committed a "massacre" in suburban Damascus on Monday, a day after 110 people died across the country, opposition activists said."

    The other sources i am hearing is that the rebels committed it, but dont expect the one sided news network to tell report on that.

    " the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said. The LCC reported 17 people killed throughout Syria on Monday.

    Similar tales of horror have emerged across the country."

    Similar tales with no actual sources provided other then the tales it self. Its no Wonder Why CNN is falling in the ratings.

    August 13, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Muhammad

      Why would the "rebels" kill their supporters?! why would the rebels of Jdeidet Artooz kill theor own people? why don;t they kill the Assad's supporters in the very near by areas? why would relatives and parents of the victims (80+ civilians) all lie and accuse the regime's army of dragging their sons from their homes Aug, 1st in the morning just to be found later on the same day executed with their arms behind their backs?! these people were arrested from their homes by the regime's army and Shabeeha when they invaded Jedeidet and the regime's TV showed them as "Terrorists" then their dead bodies were found in the same day, how could you lie so boldly?!

      August 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. revnowwhilewecan


    August 13, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    It is no longer a matter of who is causing it; it is now a matter of what can be done to stop it.

    August 13, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    The US and allies have no interest in resolving the crisis, only in replacing the Assad regime with a US/NATO/Israeli puppet regime, to clear the way for the forthcoming attack on Iran.

    August 13, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Muhammad

      Wow! it's unbelievable how many Assad supporters are plaguing this blog just to inject false information about the Syrian revolution and the barbaric regime of Syria. Hey Mary (are you really called Mary?) anyway, US/Israel must be very patient (and stupid) to watch and wait very patiently for the Syrian revolution to overthrow Assad's regime using their scarce AK 47's and not giving them any arms, while US could just do what they and the NATO did in Libya, so US plan according to you is waiting 18 months (and counting) to overthrow the regime one protest at a time and then brining a "puppet" goverment (1 year later) so that the way is "clear" to attacking Iran (as if missiles run on wheels!), while Iran is enriching Plutonium and building their nuke bomb! that most be the most stupid long-term plan ever crafted!

      August 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Sorry, Mary, I agree with Muhammad. This has gone too long. Don't be so gullible to think it is Americs who tied their own hands and try to make an excuse for their lack of action. If it had of been up to US, this would be done over.

      Thank you, Russia, who is being hand fed big bucks
      and China, who sees nothing wrong with human right violations and would feel rejuvenated at the notion that someone actually buys their cow dung – that would be you, Assad!

      Free Syria!

      August 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Well Muhammad, your source on Iran building a nuke bomb must be right next to the bomb being built. Because no spy agency including that of US, Israel and other Western countries could find that source.

    Assad regime cannot solely be blamed for the blood shed. Rebels committing atrocities is no longer a moot point. It is also no longer a secret that CIA has been providing arms to the rebels thru Turkey with S.Arabia on board. That much has been admitted by US media.

    August 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      So, WHAT?

      Isn't that the LEAST we can do... provide aid to the citizens that have come inder Assad's inhumane attacks. Sure, there are terrorists, gunmen hired by Assad, to replace his failing, retreating and defecting army.

      Have you not seen enough of Assad, the Hezz, and their ruthless attacks against, women, boys and girls? How could ANYONE become accustomed to such tyranny?


      August 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Syrian regime has traditionally been allied with Russia and Iranian interests. It has been an obstacle to Israeli designs since the Golan Heights annexation by Israel. These dynamics were no longer acceptable to Israel and by proxy to the US especially in the back drop of Netanyahu madness to bomb Iran, being nurtured ever since he got the PM slot.

    A change had to be brought about in the guise of Arab Spring albeit difficult with Russian s firmly standing behind the regime with now China on board. Slow and bloody it has been and most certainly not the popular revolution of Tunisia and Egypt kind.

    August 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. revnowwhilewecan

    I don't support Assad. As I've said many times before, my point is atrocities being "reported" are not just happening in Syria. They're happening all over the M.E. and in a lot of "pro western" Arab countries. Why single out Syria? If you don't know that answer then you are a paid gov't agent or you're paid gov't agent. It's well reported by even MSM sources that al-Qaeda is a part of the resistance and that western arms are flowing into Syria. Even the anti-Assad people here don't believe your propaganda. Nice try tho. Hey, I don't blame you. A man's gotta eat.

    August 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pete

    Why don't some Special Forces,Black Ops go in and take out Assad,this thing is getting old and these citizens shouldn't be kept going thru this genocide..Kids and women off limits,get Assad now!!!

    August 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    And getting Assad would end it all?? That is the question.

    August 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      It'd be a good place to start!


      August 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. revnowwhilewecan

    Taking out Assad and replacing him with who knows who would just continue the "i don't like you, you must be replaced" policy of the US and its allies.
    Hope, If you're so interested in M.E. atrocities being stopped then why don't we intervene in countries that are "pro western?" Because thats not on the policy agenda thats why. Why don't you send YOUR son to take out Assad. Then when thats done, if he's still alive he can take out the next ME head of state. That's what I thought. Put down the remote and get informed please.

    August 14, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      If I could, I'd take him out, myself!

      Save a whole lot of people.

      Fact: Over 2.5 million people are either homeless, displaced, starving or in need of medical help.

      Free Syria,

      August 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |