Syria: Opposition says over 90 dead in new "massacre"
Over 90 civilians, including 25 children, have been killed since Friday in bombing by the army in Hula area, a town in central Syria, said the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) Saturday. The bombardment began on Friday afternoon on the outskirts of Hula and they continued until dawn, said the head of SOHR, Rami Abdel Rahman .
On Saturday, many residents of two villages there fled toward the center of Hula fearing new bombing, while amateur videos posted on YouTube showing terrible images of dead children lying on the ground.
The SOHR has denounced the inaction of the international community and the Arab League, calling them "the Syrian regime's accomplices in the massacre of Hula."
On Friday night, Rami Abdel Rahman questioned the role of UN observers deployed in April to monitor a cease-fire largely ignored. "We talk of bombing since noon and no observer based in Homs has moved," he said.
The Syrian National Council (SNC), the main opposition coalition, reported Friday night about "110 dead, half of them children" and urged the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Hula.