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Syria Crisis: Homs Fighting 'Leaves 50 Dead' [Massacre In Syria! HRC To Issue "Serious Warning"?]
BBCNews ^ | May 25, 2012

Posted on 05/25/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT by Steelfish

25 May 2012 Syria Crisis: Homs Fighting 'Leaves 50 Dead'

At least 50 people, including 13 children, have been killed in Syria's restive Homs province, opposition activists say, calling it a "massacre".

They said scores were wounded in the violence in Houla, as government forces shelled and attacked the town.

If the toll is right, it would be one of the bloodiest attacks in one area since a nominal truce began in April.

Meanwhile, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the opposition controlled "significant parts of some cities".

In a letter to the Security Council, Mr Ban said the situation remained "extremely serious" and urged states not to arm either side in the conflict.

At least 20 others were killed in violence elsewhere in Syria on Friday, according to activists, after tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets after prayers.

'Mangled bodies' In Houla, Syrian forces used tanks, mortars and heavy machine guns, according to both the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees activist groups.

The BBC's Jim Muir in Beirut says unverifiable video posted on the internet by activists showed the bloodstained and mangled bodies of many children huddled on a floor in the dark, with the commentator shouting that there were too many to count.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: houla; israel; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 05/25/2012 5:43:46 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Sunnis using women and children as human shields again? Wouldn’t be the first time. Meanwhile, the Sunni record of atrocities against Christians, Jews, Kurds and Muslim heretics really ought to be classified as genocides in their own right.

2 posted on 05/25/2012 5:48:55 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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3 posted on 05/25/2012 5:49:05 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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Syria, where foreign mercenaries turn into “activists” as when they cross the border.

4 posted on 05/25/2012 6:26:20 PM PDT by Hayride
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5 posted on 05/25/2012 6:40:41 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Steelfish

Anybody know what the State Department’s fine is per murder?

6 posted on 05/25/2012 6:59:05 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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Thanks Steelfish.
7 posted on 05/28/2012 5:31:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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8 posted on 05/28/2012 6:43:35 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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