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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Houla

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UN to resume investigation into Syrian village massacre
At least nine people have been killed in fresh violence today as regime forces shelled several areas across the country, according to human rights monitors.
Opposition claims 100 killed in new Syrian massacre
Reports vary on the number killed but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that dozens including women and children had died in Hama.
Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad
Bashar al-Assad tells Syria’s parliament that the “international role” in the insurgent uprising “is now obvious”.
Syrian clashes spill into Lebanon as seven die in gun battle
A number of clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in the north of the country have broken out in recent weeks with fears the conflict could escalate sectarian tensions in volatile Lebanon.
UN human rights chief warns of full civil war in Syria
This is the fifth time the UN Human Rights Council has called an urgent meeting regarding Syria
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Syria: 11-year-old played dead to survive Houla massacre
Ali el-Sayed, 11, is one of few survivors of last Friday’s massacre in Houla during which 108 people died.
UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks
Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.
UN observers in Syria discover 13 bound corpses
The bodies were found with their hands tied behind their backs and gunshot wounds in their heads.
US, EU countries announce expulsion of Syrian diplomats
Expulsions come in the wake of the killing of 108 people in Syria’s Houla area on Friday.
Syria's Assad to meet UN special envoy Kofi Annan
Russia has taken an unusual hardline against Syria’s current government ahead of the meeting.
UN condemns massacre in Syria in 'strongest possible terms'
Ban Ki-moon has confirmed evidence of artillery and mortar shelling at Houla, as well as “shootings at close range and severe physical abuse”. More than 90 people, including 32 children, were killed in the massacre.
Gilmore condemns Syrian massacre while Assad regime pleads innocence
The Tánaiste deplores the attacks in Houda which killed 90, while the Assad government denies responsibility.
Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Syrian massacre
A shelling attack on Houla has killed more than 90 people, including 32 children under the age of 10, according to the UN.
Troops kill at least 90 in Syria, say activists
The reported massacre in Houla represents one of the highest death tolls in a single area since an internationally-brokered cease-fire went into effect last month.