U.N. Team Blocked From Visiting New Alleged Massacre Site In Syria

Syrian activists said government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed dozens of people, including women and children, near Hama this week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the attack as “simply unconscionable.” Today the United Nations said a team of observers was blocked from reaching the site of the alleged massacre and was even shot at. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood of Norway, head of the U.N. observer mission in Syria, said his team “is concerned about the restriction imposed on its movement as it will impede our ability to monitor, observe and report.” The latest violence “comes on the heels of a horrific massacre in late May in Houla, a cluster of villages in the central Homs province, which left over 100 dead including many children and women gunned down in their homes.”