Another night, another reported mass killing in Syria. This time it i s claimed 17 people including 10 women were slaughtered in Deraa where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began 15 months ago.
In all, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 44 civilians were killed across the country on Friday while Damascus says 25 of its soldiers lost their lives.
Explosions were also heard through the night in the capital.
Meanwhile United Nations observers finally reached Mazreet al-Quebir where rebels say 78 people were massacred on Wednesday.
The team had previously been shot at and turned back by both residents and security forces.
They say they found evidence of armoured vehicles and heavy weapons which only the Syrian army has. And a stench of burning flesh hung over the village.
Damascus denies any involvement in the killings in Mazreet al-Quebir, however the UN says it believes government forces and allied militia carried out the recent Houla massacre when 108 people are believed to have lost their lives.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1Putin takes control of Russia’s defence industries and calls for new weapons
- 2Iceland puts on a show as two of its volcanoes spew out lava
- 3Russia: new EU sanctions look ‘strange’ says Putin
- 4Iceland’s latest volcano eruption worsens
- 5Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea
- 1Podemos: Spanish indignation in Brussels’ corridors of power | euronews, reporter
- 2Israel announces it will seize 400 acres in West Bank | euronews, world news
- 3Japan sounds bluefin warning, calls for 50% catch cut | euronews, world news
- 4Hoverbike on the horizon | euronews, hi-tech
- 5China executes eight Muslims convicted of terrorism | euronews, world news
- 63D printing: a driving force in design and engineering | euronews, hi-tech
- 7Ukraine accuses Russian aid convoy of stealing factory equipment | euronews, world news
- 8#ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians | euronews, world news
- 9Young Yazidi girl escapes Islamic State kidnappers | euronews, world news
- 10New car offers freedom for disabled drivers | euronews, hi-tech
- 11Everything you need to know about the Ebola virus | euronews, world news
- 12EU leaders name Donald Tusk European Council president | euronews, world news
- 13Turkish ferry makes high-speed final landing | euronews, no comment
- 14Risk of fresh ash cloud threatens European air travel | euronews, world news
- 15Canada sends hilarious barb to Russia over Ukraine ‘incursions’ | euronews, world news
- 16The business benefits of EU chemical regulation | euronews, business planet
- 17Man, 27, fails in suicide bid after tigers reject chance to eat him | euronews, world news
- 18Iceland warns Europe’s airlines of possible volcanic eruption | euronews, world news
- 19Thousands of Catalans call for choice on split from Spain | euronews, world news
- 20Iceland puts on a show as two of its volcanoes spew out lava | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 06:23 CET Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage
- 06:10 CET Large blast kills at least one in Afghan capital as smoke rises…
- 06:09 CET Japan PM’s liberal newspaper critic is humbled by errors
- 06:08 CET Obama to announce ramped-up efforts to beat Ebola
- 05:47 CET Odile batters Mexico’s Baja resorts, knocks out power to most area
- 03:43 CET Philippines evacuates thousands as volcano glows red
- 03:09 CET Pussy Riot says found supporters, autograph-seekers in Russian…
- 02:44 CET Turkish military weighs ‘buffer zone’ against Iraq, Syria threats…