UN Security Council to Hold Emergency Meeting on Syria Massacre

The UN Security Council meets on Sunday for an emergency meeting to discuss massacre in Syria’s town Houla that left dozens dead, many of them children, press service of Russian diplomatic mission to the UN reported.

“The meeting is scheduled for 6.30 GMT,” the press service reported.

The city, where over 100 people including 32 children were reported to be killed, was shelled by the troops loyal to the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Syrian authorities on Sunday denied the involvement of government forces in Houla massacre. The spokesperson for the Syrian ministry of foreign affairs Jihad Makdissi said that the government established a commission to investigate the events in Houla.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that the tragic events in the Syrian Houla require careful investigation; there is information that the wounds of many victims are not the result of shelling.


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