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[Note: The report in this video is disturbing, but it seems that ABC News filtered the extremely graphic images.]
United Nations observers reported that a brutal attack in a city near Homs on Friday left 32 children and at least 60 adults dead, with an estimated 300 wounded. Syrian anti-government groups claim that official troops raked the city with mortar shells and then sent thugs and soldiers in. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his predecessor, Kofi Annan, released a joint statement calling for a ceasefire and criticizing the government for the attack. Bloody images of the young casualties prompted anti-government demonstrations across the country.
The rebel Free Syrian Army, the loose federation of armed militias across the country, issued a statement saying it was no longer committed to the United Nations truce because the plan was merely buying time for the government to kill civilians and destroy cities and villages.
“We won’t allow truce after truce, which prolongs the crisis for years,” the statement said.
The Syrian government blamed “terrorists,” its catchall phrase for the opposition, for killing the civilians.
Interesting that the mainstream media caught on to that "catchall phrase for the opposition" so quickly, yet...oh, nevermind. *Sigh.*