Date: Saturday, 14-July-2012, 9:08 AM | Message # 1
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massacre in the central province of Hama. Both government and rebel forces are blaming each other for the slaughter - while the world body remains paralyzed on whether to extend its observer mission, or impose sanctions. Maria Finoshina reports. And, Jeff Steinberg from the Executive Intelligence Review, believes it's the foreign backing of the rebels that's the main obstacle to peace in Syria.
Moscow says those behind the latest massacre in Syria want to unleash sectarian violence and ignite full civil war. Over two hundred people are believed to have been killed in the central province of Hama. Both government and rebel forces blame each other for the slaughter - while the UN remains paralysed on whether to extend its observer mission, or impose sanctions. RT talks to author and Middle East expert Tariq Ali who joins me now from London.
Syria has announced that terrorist groups were behind the killing and wounding of tens of people in the village of al-Treimseh in the east of the country.Eye witnesses who appeared on Syrian TV said terrorists attacked, destroyed and burned scores of the houses in al-Treimseh, on the outskirts of the city of Hama, on Thursday, killing dozens of civilians, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
Damascus said the Western and some Arab media are working with the armed terrorist gangs to sway public opinion against Syria and its people by accusing the government of the killings on the eve of a UN Security Council meeting. Syria has been gripped by more than 16 months of unrest.