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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:55 AM

Pro-Assad forces kill 106 in city of Homs - Observatory

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - More than 100 people including women and children were killed by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday in Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

The Britain-based group said some of the 106 victims were burned in their homes and others were either shot or stabbed when pro-Assad forces stormed Basatin al-Hasawiya, a impoverished district of the central Syrian city.

Reuters cannot independently confirm reports due to reporting restrictions in Syria.

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"This needs to be investigated by the United Nations," said Abdelrahman, who reports on atrocities committed by both sides of the 22-month-old conflict.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/17/uk-syria-crisis-sohr-idUKBRE90G0AP20130117

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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
leftynyc Jan 2013 #1
obama2terms Jan 2013 #2
oberliner Jan 2013 #3
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #4
ButterflyBlood Jan 2013 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #7
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #6

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:29 AM

1. I fear this is going to

get much worse before it starts to get better. Children burned in their homes....

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:47 AM

2. I know

This is terrible

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:40 AM

3. Is there any way to get more information/confirmation?

What is a good source for info within Syria?

Does such an entity exist? Twitter? Bloggers?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:21 AM

4. Apparenly not.

Just the claims so far published all with the rider "cannot be confirmed."

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:29 AM

5. Assad following in Gaddafi's footsteps

I have a feeling his fate will be the same.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:30 PM

7. Different opponents

Qaddafi had to contend with NATO air and sea forces (and probably some land-based operators) who maintained a no-fly, no-tank, no-artillery, no-troop, no-supply zone. Libyan rebel forces walked behind a steel curtain of support to defeat Qaddafi.

Syrian rebels have some minor help with weapon supply, and some questionable help from outside fighters. Nobody is sure of the allegiences of the outside groups, or what they will do if Assad is defeated. Maybe leave. Maybe not.

Assad, so far, has been dealt the better hand.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:34 PM

6. I just saw an ITN reporter on the scene. People were blaming it on Al Nusra.

But who knows?

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