The integrated patrol, comprised of specialized civilian and military
experts, observed over 50 houses that were burned and/or destroyed.
Pools of blood and brain matter were observed in a number of homes.
consistent account relayed by 27 local villagers, interviewed by the UN
Team, indicates that the attack commenced at 5am Thursday morning on 12
It began with the shelling of the village followed by ground operations.
to those interviewed, the army was conducting house-to-house searches
asking for men and their ID cards. They alleged that after checking
their identification, numerous were killed. Other men were taken out of
On the basis of some of the destruction observed in
the town and the witness accounts, the attack appears targeted at army
defectors and activists.
UN Observers also confirmed the use of
direct and indirect weapons, including artillery, mortars and small
arms. A Free Syrian Army leader, Saleh al-Subaai, was confirmed shot
dead. A doctor and his children were killed when a mortar shell hit
The number of casualties is still unclear. The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) is trying to seek further verification.
UN Supervision Mission in Syria calls on the Government to cease the
use of heavy weapons in population centres and take all necessary
measures to reduce civilian casualties. UNSMIS urges the Parties to end
the violence and pursue a peaceful Syrian-led transition that truly
meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people.
of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria, Major General Robert Mood,
announced on Friday (13 July), in a press conference, that the UN
Mission stands ready to send its Observers to Treimseh, despite the
Mission's suspension of activities, if and when there is a ceasefire.
received information that a ceasefire was in place on Friday and
immediately conducted a reconnaissance patrol in the area to assess
access to the village and establish contacts with local Parties.
11 vehicle integrated patrol, comprised of specialized military and
civilian observers, arrived in Treimseh, 25km north-west of the city of
Hama, on Saturday (14 July) on their first mission to ascertain the
facts on the ground.
(UNITED NATIONS SUPEVISION MISSION in SYRIA: UNSMIS )
In: Other Middle East
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