Syria Opposition Alleges New Massacre
The Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition on Thursday said regime forces have attacked the village of Khirbet Suda in Homs province and murdered at least 18 people.
"Victims were either killed by execution at gunpoint, or slaughtered with knives," a statement said.
There were concerns that President Bashar Assad's forces "will re-enter the village in the coming hours, as Khirbet Suda remains under a crippling blockade," the statement added.
It said reports from the area were scarce because of a "massive blackout".
"We are especially concerned about isolated villages, surrounded by villages loyal to Assad," the statement said.
The Coalition urged international rights groups to act to prevent what it called further massacres.
Human right watch reported on killings and abuses by some in the opposition. However their conclusions are that these are not systematic and pale in comparison to the almost daily massacres by the regime and its thugs. Actions by some opposition factions should be condemned but those who support this barbaric regime are the last one to complain about human right violations.