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Attacks, massacres mark two years of Syrian revolt

A wave of bloody massacres and attacks has taken place since the revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime broke out on March 15, 2011.

world Updated: Mar 10, 2013 09:26 IST

A wave of bloody massacres and attacks has taken place since the revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime broke out on March 15, 2011:

2011
March 23:
At least 100 people killed by security forces during demonstrations in the southern town of Daraa, cradle of the uprising, activists and witnesses say.

July 31: About 100 people reported killed in a huge army offensive in the protest hub of Hama in central Syria.

December 23: Suicide bombers blow up two vehicles at a security premises in Damascus, killing 44 people including both civilians and security personnel.

2012
February 4: More than 230 civilians, including dozens of women and children, killed in an army onslaught on the central city of Homs.

May 10: 55 killed when two blasts hit a Damascus highway during morning rush hour near a security premises.

May 25: At least 108 killed, including 49 children and 34 women, in regime shelling of Houla in Homs province.

July 12: More than 150 people reported massacred by regime forces in the Hama province village of Treimsa.

July 18: Four senior security officials, including Assad's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat, killed in a Damascus bombing.

August 26: Rebels announce the discovery of at least 320 bodies in Daraya near Damascus after a six-day assault by pro-government forces. Dozens more bodies found later, bringing to more than 500 the number of civilians killed.

October 3: More than 60 killed, mostly civilians, in car bombings in second city Aleppo.

November 5: A suicide car bombing in Hama province kills at least 50 soldiers and pro-regime fighters.

November 28: A double car-bombing in Jaramana near Damascus kills 54.

2013
January 15:
87 killed in explosions at Aleppo University.

106 killed in an army assault on Homs.

January 24: A suicide car bombing at a military intelligence headquarters in Damascus province kills 53 people, the Observatory reports on February 1.

January 29: The bodies of nearly 80 young men, all executed, found in a river in Aleppo.

February 21: Car bombings in Damascus kill at least 83 people, including more than 60 in an attack near the headquarters of the ruling Baath party.