Protesters shout anti-Assad slogans during a protest held at United Nation Headquarters in Manama, capital of Bahrain on May 27, 2012.
Credits: REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
A Syrian massacre Friday, which saw 90 people brutally killed, including at least 34 children, has spurred emergency action from the UN one day later. The murders, which occured in the town of Houla, are being pegged on the Bashar al-Assad government by opposition members.
Speaking with APTN, Abu Abdo Al Homsy, Syrian opposition activist said that "this bombardment was by Assad's forces that want to punish the people of Homs and the people of al-Houla, because they were always against Assad, protesting. And they wanted to vanish the city and kill every single person there."
The mass murders have resulted in protests and uprising throughout the country, which in turn resulted in the killing of two men in the Damascus suburbs of Yalda and Daraya.
The Syria conflict has been raging for months now, but this latest bout of bloodshed is the most horrific yet and thus it is drawing a response from around the world.
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister condemned the atrocity, calling the violence "very disconcerting because of its depravity."
The United Nations has also called an emergency meeting regarding the situation, after Syria denied entry to the top aide of UN envoy Kofi Annan.