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The growing military campaign has sent some 8,000 Syrians fleeing to neighbouring Turkey, where they offer a grim picture of what they left behind.
Troops "damage homes and buildings, kill even animals, set trees and farmlands on fire," said Mohammad Hesnawi, 26, who fled Jisr al Shughour.
He accused pro-government militias known as "shabiha" of atrocities there.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by ALOSTSOUL
If the United Nations made a major deal about it at this stage, Assad may have an attack of common sense and stop before he goes far enough to justify Western intervention into his nation. I think the U.N. is giving him all the rope he needs to open the door for another operation to follow the Libyan one or even concurrent to it. It's getting insane out there. It really is.
The Arab League has publicly criticized the violence in Syria, saying Arab states are "angry and actively monitoring" the crisis.
The comments, by outgoing League Secretary General Amr Moussa, were published in Britain's Guardian Tuesday, and reportedly drew a bitter response from Damascus. Syria's representative at the league described them as "unbalanced and politically motivated."