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Egypt condemns massacre in Syrian Houla town

CAIRO, May 26 (KUNA) -- Egyptian foreign minister Mohammad Kamel Amr on Saturday condemned the "massacre" that took place in the Syrian town of Houla near Homs which claimed up to 100 people, including women and children.
"Bombarding civilians is a crime that cannot be ignored and is a violation of all red lines," Amr said in a statement.
He called for launching an immediate investigation over this crime and they should be "punished in a decisive way." Amr said the delay in the implementation of UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan's plan and the Arab initiative would allow escalation of violence and killing against civilians.
The escalation of violence in Syria, warned Amr, would have devastating consequences on Syria and regional stability. (end) asm.bs KUNA 262038 May 12NNNN