UN Probes Mass Killings in Syrian Village
[VOA News] U.N. observers in Syria have visited the central village of Tremseh, where opposition activists say more than 150 people were killed in an attack on Thursday.
U.N. officials say an 11-vehicle team entered the Sunni farming village in Hama province on Saturday to gather information about the incident.
On Friday, U.N. envoy Kofi Annan
...Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh and so far the worst Secretary-General of the UN. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for something or other that probably sounded good at the time. In December 2004, reports surfaced that Kofi's son Kojo received payments from the Swiss company Cotecna, which had won a lucrative contract under the UN Oil-for-Food Program. Kofi Annan called for an investigation to look into the allegations, which stirred up the expected cesspool but couldn't seem to come up with enough evidence to indict Kofi himself, or even Kojo...
blamed government forces and armed forces of Evil for what he called "atrocities" in Tremseh. Opposition activists said it was the worst single act of violence since the anti-government uprising began last year.
Syrian state media blamed snuffies for the massacres.
...back at the pool hall, Peoria Slim had found another sucker...
the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights tells VOA at least 31 people were killed in anti-government related violence across Syria on Saturday. Activists also say Syrian forces pounded the southern town of Khirbet Ghazaleh.
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