Skip to comments.Syria Crisis: Homs Fighting 'Leaves 50 Dead' [Massacre In Syria! HRC To Issue "Serious Warning"?]
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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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.
THAT’LL SHOW ‘EM!
Syria, where foreign mercenaries turn into “activists” as when they cross the border.
Anybody know what the State Department’s fine is per murder?
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