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UN WORKERS REACH MASSACRE SITE IN TREMESH AND OBSERVE IT VERY CLOSELY
July 14 2012
Tremesh, Syria – A convoy of civilian and military experts tasked by the United Nations to keep an eye on the goings on in Syria have finally reached the site of the latest reported massacre in the country. Yesterday reports started to surface about another slaughter north west of the city of Hama with reports saying that upwards of 200 people had been killed, the worst such incident yet.
Thus far there has been no confirmation of a slaughter, presumably conducted by forces loyal to the Assad regime, but UN officials have made it clear that their people on the ground will observe the aftermath very careful and report said observations to the observation authorities from where it will be relayed to other interested parties.
“We have sent a large integrated patrol today to seek verification of the facts,” UN spokeswoman Sausan Ghosheh told Reuters.
The team sent to the village are a new team as the original set of observers was pulled from active duty after finding themselves in the vicinity of gunfire somewhere in the war zone.
It’s not yet clear what the new team observed in that city or how much detail they are able to ascertain from just looking at dead bodies on the ground.
“It’s certainly not a great thing if this is indeed a new slaughter. I mean it’s good for the Syrian forces, the people doing the killing. For them it’s exactly what they wanted in fact so it’s just about perfect for them but for everyone else not so much. For the rest of us who don’t like seeing kids being slaughtered this is certainly not the best news in the world,” said Scrape TV International Conflict analyst Mario Martinez. “I’m starting to doubt, frankly, that it is even possible for the best news in the world to ever come out of Syria anymore. Things have gotten so bad there that it just doesn’t seem possible such a thing could ever happen. Personally my bet would be on Finland or Sweden or one of those countries. They seem to have good news, usually. Not Norway of course but the others.”
UN officials have not reported observing any good news out of the Syria since the conflict began a year and half ago.
It’s not yet clear why the villagers were killed by government forces or if they expected to get away with it, the UN having such keen eyesight and all.
“Hopefully this is last of these kinds of things. They seem to have set a record with the number of dead and hopefully that will satisfy the government and Assad and everyone else who has a vested interest in killing woman and children indiscriminately. It may not be of course, they may just be motivated to set a new record but I guess we will have to wait and see on that,” continued Martinez. “Hopefully the observers see something of use. I mean they won’t be able to do anything with it obviously but at least the bad guys will know that someone is watching them. That alone could be enough to stop them from going out and smashing in babies faces. Maybe. You just never know with some people.”
It’s not clear if anyone in the village saw anything, at least anyone left alive.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent