A video uploaded to YouTube by Syrian activists purportedly shows the bloodied bodies of dozens of small children lying on a carpet floor following a massacre in Houla. On Friday, Syrian security forces reportedly assaulted the town in Homs province, killing at least 108 people including dozens of women and children.
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The video below also shows the dead bodies of women covered by sheets. "God is greater than you, Bashar," one of the men in the room says, according to the YouTube translation.
Most of the victims in the Houla massacre were shot at close range, according to the U.N. Human Rights Office. Witnesses attributed the killings to thugs loyal to the regime of Syrian president Bashar Assad.
"What is very clear is this was an absolutely abominable event that took place in Houla, and at least a substantial part of it was summary executions of civilians, women and children," said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. High commissioner for Human Rights. "At this point, it looks like entire families were shot in their houses."
On Tuesday, nine countries including the United States expelled Syrian envoys from their capitals in response to the massacre.
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