A Report on 2012’s Most Notable Massacres

SNHR

These are the massacres that SNHR team was able to document over the course of the year. However, it should be noted that there are tens of massacres, where we couldn’t contact residents or visit the site where the crime took place.
 
The overall death toll of these massacres is 2469 victims. A large portion of those victims were killed in extremely brutal field-execution such as slaughter using knives, shooting inside the mouth, or burning to death.
 
– Esheira neighborhood massacre
Date: March 9, 2012 – March 11, 2012
Victim count: 224
The massacre took place in Homs governorate, and was carried out through shelling, field-executions, and slaughters by the Syrian army.
 
– Al Rastan massacre
Date: April 4, 2012
Victim count: 11
The massacre took place in Homs governorate, and was carried out using phosphoric and chemical shells by the Syrian army.
 
– Al Bayyada massacre
Date: April 12, 2012
Victim count: 8
This massacre took place in Homs governorate, and was carried out using guns by the Syrian army
 
– Al Shammas neighborhood massacre
Date: May 5, 2012 – June 16, 2012
Victim count: 14
This massacre took place in Homs governorate, and was carried out through arrests and field-executions by the Syrian army
 

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