News

Syria troops kill 100 in Hama

Friday, July 13, 2012    

Print this page Email A Friend!


BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Syrian government troops using tanks and helicopters yesterday massacred more than 100 people in the central province of Hama, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.

"Government troops bombarded the village using tanks and helicopters," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP by telephone, putting the death toll in the village of Treimsa at more than 100.

He said that the bodies of 30 villagers had already been identified following the sustained attack, which brought the day's total death toll in the conflict-torn nation to over 150.

The state-run SANA news agency said there had been clashes between the army and an armed "terrorist" group in the village but made no mention of a massacre and gave no overall death toll.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

If you found $10 million in the street would you return it to the owner?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT