May 2011 Talkalakh siege
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|Siege of Talkalakh|
|Part of the Civil uprising phase of the Syrian civil war|
|Date||14–19 May 2011
|Executed by|| Syrian Army
|Casualties||27 - 45 killed
On 14 May 2011, during the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising, the Syrian military began an operation in the Syrian town of Talkalakh. The government said it was targeting terrorist groups, while the Syrian opposition called it a crackdown against pro-democracy protesters.
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On 15 May, the Syrian military entered the town of Talkalakh, on the border with Lebanon. There followed reports that the military was massacring members of the Syrian opposition. The reports were mostly from civilians fleeing over the Kabir River into Lebanon to escape the violence.
By 19 May, the military finished its operation and started to withdraw from Talkalakh.
- Syrians flee to Lebanon
- 37  civilians killed (14–17 May), 8 killed (18 May), total of 45 reported killed
- At least 7 protesters killed by Syrian army in Tall Kalakh
- Syrian refugees cross Lebanon border to escape massacre
- Syrian security forces kill “at least eight” in Talkalakh
- Syrian troops withdraw from Talkalakh, witness says
- We Live as in War, Human Rights Watch, 11 November 2011
- By All Means Necessary!, Human Rights Watch, 16 December 2011