Syria’s worst massacre: Daraya death toll reaches 400

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If opposition group figures are correct, Saturday’s action would be worst single atrocity by regime forces in 17-month-old civil war Opposition groups in Syria on Tuesday said up to 400 bodies had been found in the town of Daraya, south-west of the capital Damascus, in what appears to be the worst single massacre by government forces in the country’s 17-month-old civil war. At least 200 bodies were found among the Sunni community on Saturday, after Syrian troops stormed the town and carried out house-to-house searches. On Tuesday following the army’s withdrawal residents reported the death toll was higher. They said that government troops and pro-government shabiha militia raided some…

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