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U.N. Monitors Confirm Massacre

Unarmed United Nations observers in Syria reported on Friday that there was evidence of a massacre in Qubair, a tiny village where an estimated 78 people were killed by security forces on Wednesday. BBC correspondent Paul Danahar, who was traveling with the U.N. monitors, said "the smell of burnt flesh still hung heavy in the air." U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that civil war in Syria is “imminent” as Syrian government troops blocked unarmed United Nations monitors from investigating the Qubair incident—and even firing on them.

June 8, 2012 2:45 PM