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A child witness to an execution in Houla

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 01:12

May 30 - Amateur video shows a child describing how his family was killed in a massacre in Syria that left at least 108 civilians dead. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A child recalls the massacre of his family in Houla. Amateur video out of Syria, which could not be independently verified by Reuters shows a child describing a massacre in which 108 civilians were killed last Friday The boy says "his mother shouted at solders that came into their house for taking his brothers and uncles. They pointed their guns at her head and shot her five times." The boy claims the men came from tanks, adding he was also shot, but survived because he played dead. Witnesses and survivors have told U.N. investigators that most victims died in two bouts of summary executions carried out by militiamen from a nearby village. The Syrian government has blamed Islamist militants for the killings. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.

A child witness to an execution in Houla

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 01:12

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