Syria: Hundreds Massacred

Syrian activists have reported a new massacre in the central Hama province, saying government forces killed more than 150 people in shelling and other attacks.

There were few details of attack on Tremseh village, which was reported late on Thursday by the Local Coordination Committees activist group and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Observatory said it was aware more than 150 killed from sources on the ground, but the group had only confirmed the names of 30 people so far.

“Government troops bombarded the village using tanks and helicopters,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

The Revolution Leadership Council of Hama quoted witnesses and residents as saying the village was shelled by Syrian troops and later stormed by Shabbiha militia.

Several people in the village were killed by the shelling and more were shot later in the head execution-style, they added, putting the death toll at around 200.

The state-run SANA news agency said there had been clashes between the army and an “armed terrorist group” in the village but gave no overall death toll.

“There were heavy losses among the ranks of the terrorists,” said the report, adding that three soldiers were killed.

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