UN: Syria massacre 'an extension' of Syria air force attack

By REUTERS
July 13, 2012 18:40

 
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UNITED NATIONS - UN observers in Syria described an attack on a village in the Hama region, where about 220 people were killed, as "an extension of the SAAF (Syrian Arab Air Force) operation," said a report from the UN mission, obtained by Reuters on Friday.

"The situation in Hama province continues to be highly volatile and unpredictable," the so-called "flash report" from the observer mission said. "SAAF forces continue to target populated urban areas north of Hama City in a large scale."

There were no independent accounts of the number of dead or how they were killed. If scores of civilians were killed, this could be the worst atrocity in 16 months of fighting between rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad.

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