Syrian army blocks access to massacre site for U.N.: activists
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army prevented a team of United Nations monitors from entering the village of Mazraat al-Qubeir on Thursday following reports of the killings of at least 78 villagers by militants loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.
Sausan Ghosheh, a spokeswoman for the U.N. monitors, would not comment directly on whether entry to the village had been refused, saying: "We have dispatched a patrol which is trying to get access there."
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