KUWAIT, May 26 (KUNA) -- Syrian opposition National Council (SNC) Saturday
called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to hold an urgent meeting over the
Syrian army's massacre in the town of Houla in Homs that killed up to 100
people, mostly women and children.
"The Syrian regime escalated heavy bombardment and and cleansing in the
Syrian towns and cities, where the town of Houla was bombarded for around 12
hours and was followed by a heinous massacre committed by the thugs of the
regime, which ended up in killing young children after tieing their hands,"
the SNC said in a statement.
SNC said up to 100 people were killed in Houla including 55 children, while
entire families were slaughtered with knives.
It called on the UNSC to protect the Syrian people by approving resolutions
falling under Chapter VII of the UN Charter which allowed the use of force to
"protect the Syrian citizens from the crimes of the regime."
It also called on the Arab League to hold an urgent foreign ministers'
meeting to withdraw recognition of the regime in Damascus, and severing
diplomatic and economic relations.
For its part, the public authority of the Syrian revolution said UN-Arab
League envoy Kofi Annan's plan for the Syrian conflict has proven to be a
It called upon the revolutionaries to stop cooperating with the
It noted that more than 1,600 people have been killed and many others
arrested since Annan's announced his plan, coupled with escalation of killing
The deployment of observers, it added, did not stop the shelling, killing
Meanwhile, the opposition Local Coordination Committees (LCC) said up to 43
people were killed, including 20 in Homs, by government forces today only.
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