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25. On being assigned to their zones and starting work, the observers witnessed acts of violence perpetrated by Government forces and an exchange of gunfire with armed elements in Homs and Hama. As a result of the Mission’s insistence on a complete end to violence and the withdrawal of Army vehicles and equipment, this problem has receded. The most recent reports of the Mission point to a considerable calming of the situation and restraint on the part of those forces.
26. In Homs and Dera‘a, the Mission observed armed groups committing acts of violence against Government forces, resulting in death and injury among their ranks. In certain situations, Government forces responded to attacks against their personnel with force. The observers noted that some of the armed groups were using flares and armour-piercing projectiles.
Originally posted by Vardoger
Can you not just add to your previous MASSACRE IN SYRIA thread?
Or did you really want to start ANOTHER bickering match.
I guess you did provide a new "report"
I love the kids poster in English stating "If you do not help us, we will be killed".
I hate to let let him down but with "help" his chances of survival are going to be less.....
Originally posted by CountDrac
reply to post by Vardoger
here you go changed the link for you to al jazeera. try reading a bit
Originally posted by xuenchen
Some say evidence may exist that points to outside influences.
They say the Syrian "government" troops are actually foreign agents doing the killing.
People think someone wants Assad out of power.
The outsiders are being supplied with uniforms and I.D.'s that make them appear to be Syrian army.
Who could be doing this ?
Originally posted by CountDrac
reply to post by xuenchen
Even Assad and the russians are admitting there is a lot of violence in Syria. So how ignorant can people be?
27. In Homs, Idlib and Hama, the Observer Mission witnessed acts of violence being committed against Government forces and civilians that resulted in several deaths and injuries. Examples of those acts include the bombing of a civilian bus, killing eight persons and injuring others, including women and children, and the bombing of a train carrying diesel oil. In another incident in Homs, a police bus was blown up, killing two police officers. A fuel pipeline and some small bridges were also bombed.
28. The Mission noted that many parties falsely reported that explosions or violence had occurred in several locations. When the observers went to those locations, they found that those reports were unfounded.
29. The Mission also noted that, according to its teams in the field, the media exaggerated the nature of the incidents and the number of persons killed in incidents and protests in certain towns.
In another Syria-related development, Turkey said it was preparing a new initiative to end the country's bloodshed. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, said on Tuesday that the initiative would involve countries that stood by the people and not the Assad government.
Syrian authorities, who have denied shooting at homes, said security forces killed "tens of terrorists" in Homs on Monday morning. An interior ministry statement said six members of the security forces were killed in the clashes.
Syrian state television has accused "armed gangs" of being behind the latest violence in Homs.