What activists are calling the worst of three large-scale massacres in Syria since late May is causing common outrage, with U.N. envoy Kofi Annan singling the Syrian government for that violence and also the opposition demanding quick worldwide action.
With unusual candor, Annan Friday blamed government forces and armed militiamen backed by tanks and helis for slaughtering about 220 individuals the Sunni farming village of Tremseh, in edgy Hama province.
Condemning what he known as "atrocities" and voicing shock in the "intense fighting, significant casualties and also the confirmed utilization of heavy weaponry," Annan stated the Syrian government had violated its obligations towards the peace plan he brokered in April.
Digital rebel backers claim the attack on Thursday was the worst single act of violence because the country's revolt against Leader Bashar al-Assad started in March 2011.
The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood also blamed Assad for that reported massacre and what it really known as Syria's foreign backers, including Russia, Iran and Annan. Protests started in multiple metropolitan areas across Syria Friday, with demonstrators condemning the killings in Tremseh.