In August 2012, the Syrian Government and allied forces carried out a brutal military campaign against Daraya, a town southwest of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The attack involved five days of indiscriminate shelling and culminated in 72 hours of door-to-door summary executions of hundreds of civilians. Hundreds more were detained or forcibly disappeared.
SBC conducted a two-year investigation into this attack, including 23 witness interviews, two expert interviews, documentary evidence and open-source investigation. On the 10th anniversary of this attack, SBC published a report detailing its findings regarding the crimes committed, entities responsible, and means through which the attack against Daraya was coordinated and executed.