10 Of The Most Dreadful Massacres In History
It never ceases to amaze anyone how much pain and suffering members of the human race are willing to bestow upon each other. Throughout time, people have been known to cut down their fellow man in droves, leaving thousands – sometimes hundreds of thousands or more – dead in their wake. These massacres have shocked everyone, and have made it into the history books for everyone to remember. Here are the ten most dreadful massacres enacted by mankind.
Sabra and Shatila Massacre
The Sabra and Shatila Massacre was the slaughter of over several thousand refugees from Palestine and Lebanon while they were in Beirut. The massacre occurred from September 16 to 18, 1982, by the Phalange, a paramilitary organization from Lebanon.
The Hama Massacre was a scorched earth operation brought down upon the town of Hama to quell the uprising of Muslim Brotherhood members by the Syrian Arab Army. The death toll was estimated to be anywhere between 7,000 and 35,000.