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Borger reports: "If confirmed, killings in village of Tremseh would represent single biggest massacre since uprising began."

Syrian pro-government militias reportedly killed 200 people Thursday. (photo: Reuters)
Syrian pro-government militias reportedly killed 200 people Thursday. (photo: Reuters)

Reports of 200 Massacred Near Hama, Syria

By Julian Borger, Guardian UK

13 July 12


yrian government troops and a pro-regime militia have killed more than 200 people, mostly civilians, in a village near the city of Hama, opposition activists reported in the early hours of Friday morning.

The massacre is said to have taken place in the village of Tremseh, starting early Thursday morning, when government forces are alleged to have surrounded the village and opened fire with mortars and artillery. Then an Alawite pro-government militia, the Shabiha, are reported to have moved into Tremseh and started carrying out executions.

A statement by the Hama Revolutionary Council said: "More than 220 people fell today in Tremseh. They died from bombardment by tanks and helicopters, artillery shelling and summary executions.

"It appears that Alawite militiamen from surrounding villages descended on Tremseh after its rebel defenders pulled out, and started killing the people. Whole houses have been destroyed and burned from the shelling," Fadi Sameh, an opposition activist from Tremseh, told Reuters.

Sameh said he had left the town before the reported massacre but was in touch with residents.

"Every family in the town seems to have had members killed. We have names of men, women and children from countless families," he said, adding that many of the bodies were taken to a local mosque. your social media marketing partner


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+1 # bluepilgrim 2012-07-13 18:17
"opposition activists reported"...

Need anything else be said? What -- another dysinformation bomb like with Houla?

Read globalresearch. ca and RT news about the massive lies and western propaganda campaigns.
0 # Activista 2012-07-14 11:18
Propaganda: Hillary Clinton : Syrian army had "deliberately murdered civilians" in Tremseh ..
Fact: Tremseh had been a regional center of operations for the past 20 days. ..200 to 300 fighters had gathered there to plot attacks on checkpoints and other military targets.
“The majority of people killed in Tremseh were either rebel fighters from the village or from surrounding villages.” Hillarious civil war Made in USA ..(seems only thing we are able to export last 10 years).
0 # Activista 2012-07-13 18:24
Please STOP this propaganda -- did not we go through this each "massacre" and at the end we find these reports Hillarious? Month ago ...
It is time the terrorists change their gruesome tactics of killing civilians to gain political points. The Houla massacre has exposed the true nature of the terrorists operating inside Syria, they need NATO bombs to win ... Assad has support of majority people in Syria.
Islamist militants from hostile Arab countries and the US/Israeli plot to break up Syria or plunge it into civil war" is essence of the conflict. Stop war on Iran!
0 # bluepilgrim 2012-07-13 19:46
Did you see this about the fake videos the 'rebels' are making about sipposed atrocities?

NATO-backed “pro-democracy” activists commit brutal atrocities
Shocking Videos Reveal Truth Behind Syrian “Freedom Fighters”
by Paul Joseph Watson
Global Research, July 5, 2012
0 # bluepilgrim 2012-07-13 19:03

Western Media Report New Syrian Massacre as US Pushes For Military Intervention

by Finian Cunningham

Here we go again. More high-flown Western mainstream media reports of “another massacre” in Syria – once again blamed on the government forces of President Bashar Al Assad.
0 # bluepilgrim 2012-07-14 00:12
Facts begin to emerge...
Washington seizes on alleged massacre in Syria to promote war
By Niall Green
14 July 2012

Though there are still conflicting accounts of the events in Tremseh, it appears that “rebel” fighters attacked an army convoy passing through the village on Thursday. Government troops then launched a sustained counterattack, resulting in opposition forces being routed and suffering heavy casualties.

Major General Robert Mood, the Norwegian commander of the United Nations mission in Syria, told a press conference in Damascus that observers under his command had witnessed prolonged fighting in the area, including the use of army mechanized units and helicopters.
0 # Activista 2012-07-14 10:55
Even NYT admits that:
it had been able to confirm only 103 names, and 90 percent of them were (armed) young men ...
... Tremseh had been a regional center of operations for the past 20 days. The captives said that 200 to 300 fighters had gathered there to plot attacks on checkpoints and other military targets etc
0 # bluepilgrim 2012-07-14 17:12
I can't remember lies from a US administration any more blatant and vile than these, even under Bush. Yet the media reports them as true.
Engineering Consent For An Attack On Syria
Syrian “Civilian Massacre” Story Falls Apart

By Alex Newman
Hillary Clinton Is Today's Joseph Goebbels
Latest Syria "Massacre" - Goebbelsesque Propaganda

Claim "UN blames regime forces for Syria massacre ," admits "neither activists' claims nor the videos could be independently verified."
By Tony Cartalucci
Land Destroyer


More coverage at
0 # bluepilgrim 2012-07-14 19:42

French Foreign Minister Accused of Falsifying Reports on Syria "To Provoke a War"

by Voltaire Network
Global Research, July 14, 2012
Voltaire Network

On 19 March 2012, a high French official invited Arab journalists based in Paris to inform them of the internal battle being waged within the French government and, in particular, the Quai d’Orsay [the French Foreign Ministry] regarding Syria. According to this person, the French Ambassador in Damascus, Eric Chevallier, whose embassy had just been shut down and who had returned to Paris, challenged Minister Juppé in front of his colleagues. He accused Alain Juppé of having ignored his embassy reports and of having falsified summaries of them to provoke a war against Syria.

+2 # RMDC 2012-07-15 06:28
Julian Borger is an experienced reporter and so he should know better than to report pure faleshoods like this. He does no fact checking. This is not reporting or journalism. It is bullshit.

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