Tuesday, 24 July 2012 18:56
BEIRUT: Shelling in the town of Herak, south of Damascus, killed six children on Tuesday, a human rights watchdog said, taking the death toll nationwide to 33 as helicopters strafed second city Aleppo.
"At least seven civilians, including six children, were killed by regime forces shelling of the besieged town of Herak," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A video the Britain-based watchdog distributed showed the bodies of dead children, including a young girl in a pink and white dress, lying on a blood-smeared floor, the faces of some of them covered in blood.
"Herak has been under shelling for 10 days," an unidentified man says in the amateur video.
"The world is watching. Where are the Arabs and Muslims when these children are killed during Ramadan?" he pleaded, referring to the Muslim holy month which began last week.
"Where is Islam? You see these children in the blossom of their youth?
"Bashar, I hope ...