DHAKA: United Nations (UN) observers said they witnessed blood on the walls and ‘a strong stench of burnt flesh’ in the Syria massacre village of Al-Kubeir, heightening Western calls for tough sanctions against Damascus.
The reports of the grim scenes in the Hama province town were relayed from the United Nations in New York as Syrian activists reported more killings overnight.
Twelve people, eight of them women, were killed by Syrian army fire in the southern flashpoint town of Deraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Diplomats in New York said Britain, France and the United States would quickly draw up a Security Council resolution proposing sanctions against Syria, reports The Straits Times.
BDST: 1937 HRS, JUN 9, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor