At least 143 martyrs today, mostly in Damascus and Deir Ezzor. Several dozen people were executed by Assad’s forces in the capital. A bomb targeted security buildings in Qamishli, marking an escalation in the conflict in the North East. September has been the second bloodiest month of the uprising, with more than 5,100 recorded martyrs. Only August was bloodier. 34,000 people have now been recorded as killed by Assad’s forces (including at least 3,000 “rebel” combatants) – with names, dates and in many cases pictures and videos. The last estimate of Assad’s losses was 8,000. Thousands remain unaccounted for. Therefore, an estimate of 50,000 dead looks increasingly conservative. See the map for more info.