Syria Update, August 25, 2012 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)

The current death toll is 142.

Many bodies were found and at least 15 were killed today in Daraya either by summary execution or otherwise by gunfire. Eight members of the al-Qassaa family were found dead from shots to the head including 3 children, their parents and other family members. Their bodies were found near Mussab ibn Umeir mosque. The bodies of 36 young men were found in a building with living wounded, and another 12 bodies were found in a different basement locations. Most had been shot execution style.
The SAA shelled Dael and Nahata in Daraya today.

Heavy clashes between the SAA and the FSA were reported in al-Jadida in Aleppo.
Aleppo’s residents accused the Syrian government of deliberate attacks on civilians, especially by air, rather than confronting the FSA on the…

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