U.N Monitors Blocked in Syria

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network ENN, purports to show Syrian rebels gathered on their vehicle in the northern town of Kfar Nebel, in Idlib province, Syria, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Rebel forces killed scores of Syrian soldiers in the past few days and activists claimed Tuesday the toll was more than 100 in what appeared to be some of the heaviest losses for government troops since the uprising began 15 months ago. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTO

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    Following reports of a fresh massacre by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, U.N. observers were blocked from reaching the shot by small-arms fire in what U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called an "unspeakable barbarity." After the latest massacre—in Qubair, a village of 140 people on the outskirts of Hama—residents reached by telephone said pro-government thugs sprayed the village with machine-gun fire, burned houses, and stabbed women and children to death. Both residents gave a death toll of 86 people. British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday condemned Assad’s “illegitimate regime."

    After reports of half a village killed by Assad's forces.
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