Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hama Massacre

The Hama massacre (Arabicمجزرة حماة‎) occurred in February 1982, when the Syrian army bombarded the town of Hama in order to quell a revolt by the Muslim Brotherhood. An estimated 17,000 to 40,000 people were killed, including about 1,000 soldiers,[1] and large parts of the old city were destroyed. The attack has been described as possibly being "the single deadliest act by any Arab government against its own people in the modern Middle East".[2]

1 comment:

cybrbeast said...

Woah, they really knew how to deal with uprisings then. Explains why Syria has been relatively quiet.