Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Hama Massacre

Muslim on Muslim murder and mayhem

The Hama massacre occurred on February 2, 1982 when the Syrian army bombed the town of Hama in order to quell a revolt by the Muslim Brotherhood. Amnesty International estimates between 10,000 and 25,000 were killed at Hama.

The Syrian army leader later boasted of killing 38,000 people. The Syrian Human Rights Committee estimates 30,000 to 40,000 were killed. Most of the old city was completely destroyed, including its palaces, mosques, ancient ruins and the famous Azzem Palace mansion.

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