UN says estimates at least 108 dead in Syria massacre

By REUTERS
May 27, 2012 23:33

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations believes that at least 108 people were killed in a massacre in the Syrian town of Houla that the world body has blamed on the Syrian army, the UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Sunday.

Earlier, a diplomat said that General Robert Mood, head of the UN observer mission in Syria, told a closed-door meeting via video link from Damascus that at least 116 had died. They later clarified that the 116 figure was actually the rebel Free Syrian Army's estimate, diplomats said.

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