Al-Assad troops kill nearly 400 people in Syria's bloodiest day: LCC

Yasser Seddiq , Sunday 30 Dec 2012

Using warplanes, white phosphorus, vacuum and cluster bombs, artillery, mortar fire and missiles, the Al-Assad regime killed nearly 400 people Saturday, according to opposition groups

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries the remnant of a missile fired by a fighter jet loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo city December 29, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

Bashar Al-Assad regime troops killed at least 397 people on Saturday in what could be Syria's bloodiest day since the beginning of the of the 21-month-old conflict, the opposition Local Coordination Committees (LCC) said on their official Facebook page Sunday.

By the end of Saturday, the LCC managed to document 397 martyrs, including more than 20 children and 20 women. Some 227 martyrs were reported in Homs, "220 of them were field executed in Deir Balbah," with 62 in Damascus and its suburbs (10 in Nashabiya), 40 in Aleppo (13 martyrs in Tal Refaat ), 22 in Deir Ezzor, "including 15 unidentified bodies," 17 in Daraa, 14 in Hama, 10 in Idlib, and five in Raqqa

The LCC also documented 399 points of shelling in Syria. Some 34 sites were shelled by warplanes, two by white phosphorus bombs, three by vacuum bombs, five by cluster bombs, 152 by heavy calibre artillery, 124 by mortar, and 80 by missiles and rockets.

The Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces in 112 locations. The FSA shelled several military centres inside Mazzeh Military Airport using domestically-manufactured rockets.

The FSA managed to repel an attack of the regime's army in Darayya. In Daraa, the FSA pushed back a military convoy after their withdrawal from Busr Al-Harir. The FSA also destroyed military equipment of the regime's army.

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