Syrian opposition activists said that at least 78 people werekilled in one Syrian village Mazraat al-Qabeer, near Hama,on Wednesday, with at least half of the dead women and children,according to CNN . Some of those killed were stabbed to death, the activists said, andat least 12 bodies had been burned. One activist said that there were "Dozens of civilianskilled with knives." The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "shabbiha headedinto the area after the shelling and killed dozens of citizens,among them women and children," reports Reuters . Rami Abdulrahman, a spokesman for the Syrian Observatory for HumanRights said that he could not give a specific number "untilall names have been confirmed." Activists called for an immediate investigation, writes The Huff Post. |
"The Syrian Observatory for Human rights calls on theinternational monitors to go immediately to the area. They shouldnot wait to tomorrow to investigate this new massacre," theBritish-based Observatory said in a statement. "They should not give the excuse that their mission is onlyto observe the ceasefire, because many massacres have beencommitted during their presence in Syria." Qubeir is a small farming village of 200 people in Hama province,according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria. The new massacre will be the second act of violence in Syria inless than two weeks. In May, over 100 people, including dozens ofwomen and children, were killed in Houla, Homs province.
Events in Syria are difficult to confirm because state authoritiestightly restrict access for international media. The Syrian state news agency said the reports from Mazraatal-Qabeer as "completely false", adding that securityforces had intervened at the request of residents after a"terrorist group committed … a monstrous crime",killing nine women and children. "An official source in Hama says that the security forceshave responded to calls for help and complaints from the people inal-Qubeir … and raided a terrorist cell and killed a numberof them and confiscated their weapons," state TV reported. The failure of a ceasefire brokered in March by U.N.
envoy KofiAnnan to halt the bloodshed has raised questions about itscontinued worth. Annan is to brief the Security Council later onThursday in New York. U.N. diplomats said they expected Kofi Annan to present theSecurity Council with a new proposal to rescue his failing peaceplan – a "contact group" of world and regionalpowers. The main point of Annan's proposal was to get Russia tocommit to the idea of a Syrian political transition.
U.N. diplomats said Annan hopes his new idea can prevent a totalcollapse of his plan for a truce and negotiated political solution. Meanwhile, ministers and envoys from 15 countries and the EuropeanUnion agreed at a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday toconvene a "coordination group" to provide support tothe opposition but left unclear what this may entail. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was among officials fromEurope, Turkey and Arab states who discussed "additionalsteps" that will include coordination on an "effectiveand credible transition process" to lead to a"democratic, post-Assad Syria," a Turkish statementsaid.
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