Houla Killings - Syria - 25-05-2012
The Houla massacre was an attack that took place on May 25, 2012, in two opposition-controlled villages in the Houla Region of Syria, a cluster of villages north of Homs. State media gave accounts of some 17 civilians as having been killed. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, head of the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), confirmed opposition group claims that at least 90 civilians were killed, including 32 children. General Mood declared the killings "indiscriminate and unforgiveable" without explaining how they happened, but said the violence had begun Friday evening with the use of "tanks, artillery, rocket-propelled grenades, and heavy machine guns", implying involvement by government forces since the FSA do not possess heavy weaponry. The official news agency of the Syrian government alleged that Al-Qaeda terrorist groups were responsible for the killings, while opposition groups alleged that the Syrian military and government-linked militias known as Shabiha were the perpetrators. The Syrian National Council (SNC), Syria's main opposition bloc, put the death toll at more than 110 people, half of them children. Ban-Ki Moon and Kofi Annan blamed the Syrian government, accusing them of carrying out a "brutal" breach of international law. Residents say they had sent the UN a plea for help before the massacre, warning of an imminent attack by the government, but the UN monitors did not respond.
The Syrian Government was condemned for its role in the massacre unanimously by the United Nations Security Council. The statement said that the attacks "involved a series of government artillery and tank shellings on a residential neighborhood" and the security council called for the Syrian Government to withdraw heavy weapons from Syrian towns.
The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the murder of 108 men, women and children in the Syrian village of Houla. According to initial reports, many of the victims were executed at point blank-range. The Syrian government has flat-out rejected responsibility for the murders - saying a third-party is behind the slaughter - aimed at destabilizing the situation. Syria's largest and best armed rebel group reacted to the slaughter saying it won't abide by an international ceasefire unless the UN intervenes. RT's correspondent Anastasia Churkina has more on the Security Council's response. Also the rebels are adamant that the blame for the Houla massacre lies with the government. But former Pentagon official Michael Maloof says the rebels' side of the story just doesn't add up.
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A message to support the Uprising in Syria from two young children in UK - Background Nasheed [Mishary Alafasy Al Sham-Syria]
Please join the protest in London details below:
Saturday 18th February 2012 - 2pm
Nearest tube: Edgware Road Station
Gather at Paddington Green, near A40 flyover.
March will proceed down Edgware Road and conclude at the Syrian Embassy
STAND by our brothers & sisters in their time of need
SUPPORT their stance to remove the tyrant regime using people power, relying on Allah alone, not the colonial powers
OPPOSE sectarian divisions that plays into the regime's hands
CALL for the sincere people in the armed forces to stand with the Ummah against Assad & the whole regime
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