Syria troops kill 100 in Hama
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.