May 3, 2012

“They Burned My Heart”

War Crimes in Northern Idlib during Peace Plan Negotiations

Map of Idlib Governorate
Summary
I. Chronology of Events
II. Summary and Extrajudicial Executions
Execution of Three Brothers, Hajj Hussein Family, Sarmeen, March 23
Execution of Mohammed Saleh Shamrukh, Saraqeb, March 25
Execution of 15-year-old Uday Mohammed al-Omar and his uncle, 21-year-old Saeed Mustafa Barish, Saraqeb, March 26
Execution of 19 Men and Boys, Ghazal Family, Taftanaz, April 3
Execution of 65-year old Ahmed Jafar, 75-year-old Awad Abd al-Kader, and 36-year-old Iyad Ghoneim, Taftanaz, April 4
Execution of Two Brothers, Place and Date Withheld
III. Other Unlawful Killings of Civilians
IV. Burning and Destruction of Houses and Other Property
V. Arbitrary Detention, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances
VI. Applicability of International Humanitarian Law
Recommendations
To the UN Security Council
To All Countries
To the Arab League
To Russia and China
To the Syrian Government
Acknowledgments