Opposition activists said Wednesday that the death toll from violence in the central city of Hama increased to at least 22 after Syrian security forces opened fire on civilians. In addition, more than 80 people were injured during an assault which started Tuesday when forces that had surrounded the city pushed through roadblocks set up by Hama residents.
The National Organization for Human Rights identified the wounded, saying some of them were in a dangerous condition. All the wounded were being treated in Badr and Al-Hourani hospitals. The organization said security forces raided Hourani hospital, “where a large number of wounded were treated.”
The organization added that many residents of Hama and the nearby town lefts towards Damascus and Salamiya amid the deteriorating security situation, the continuing incursions, killings and arrests in the city.”