BREAKING NEWS

Pro-Assad militia likely responsible for Houla massacre

UNITED NATIONS - UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday that militia supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad were probably responsible for killing people with small arms and knives in the massacre of 108 civilians in Houla.
"Part of the victims had been killed by artillery shells, now that points ever so clearly to the responsibility of the government. Only the government has heavy weapons, has tanks, has howitzers," Ladsous told reporters."But there are also victims from individual weapons, victims from knife wounds and that of course is less clear but probably points the way to the (pro-Assad) shabbihas, the local militia," he said.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use

Read all Tweets >