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UN Syria monitors in Tremseh

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 01:35

Video uploaded to a social media website purportedly shows UN vehicles in the Syrian village of Tremseh, one day after an alleged massacre there. Sunita Rappai reports.

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A UN vehicle apparently in the Syrian village of Tremseh - one day after a reported massacre there. Activists say some 220 people were killed on Thursday by helicopter gunships and pro-government militiamen. Video uploaded to the internet which Reuters can not independently verify show residents gathered around the vehicle as they condemn the massacre. One video shows men in the street below a damaged minaret. This man says more than 200 died after they were surrounded by tanks and armoured vehicles. He says people were burned and stabbed and that his cousin's throat was slit. UN observers, seen here in Damascus, are now apparently en route to Tremseh to verify what happened. Syrian state television accused 'armed terrorist groups' of committing a massacre at Tremseh but gave no death toll. Meanwhile Beijing also condemned the attacks in Syria with this news anchor reading out a Chinese foreign ministry statement urging all sides to end the violence. Western powers in the UN Security Council however still face objections from Russsia and China to their efforts to push President Bahar Al Assad from power. Sunita Rappai Reuters

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UN Syria monitors in Tremseh

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 01:35