Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Syrian air raid on strategic town kills 6 civilians, including children

AMMAN, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A Syrian airforce raid on a rebel-held town, strategically situated on the Damascus-Aleppo highway, killed at least six civilians on Tuesday, including children, opposition campaigners in the area said.

Video footage showed men pulling out the body of a toddler from a flattened building in a northern neighbourhood of Maarat al-Numaan, 300 kilometres (188 miles) north of Damascus, which has been under aerial and ground bombardment since rebels seized control last month.

The footage could not be independently verified.
Notice how Reuters is being cautious about this report, unlike the staged photo ops during the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, when children's toys were planted at the scenes and bodies were moved from one location to another.