#HoulaMassacre reports: 90 civilians (at least 32 children) killed by Syrian forces, celebs and watchdogs spread word on Twitter


#HoulaMassacre is a top story on Twitter. Please continue to tweet the hashtag. The longer it's up there, the more awareness that's raised!

— Syria Campaigns (@SyriaCampaigns) May 27, 2012


#HoulaMassacre is a top story on Twitter.Please continue to tweet the hashtag. The longer it's up there, the more awareness that's raised!”

— fayafy (@fayafy5) May 27, 2012

#HoulaMassacre pic.twitter.com/Nqr4u0eW

— Adel Omar (@eye_group) May 27, 2012

The world is reacting with shock and revulsion to news of a horrifying massacre in Houla, Syria,  and social media activists are using Twitter to shread the word.


— The Revolting Syrian (@YallaIr7al) May 27, 2012

Number killed in #HoulaMassacre has now reached 88, most of them women and children. Many slaughtered with knives. Hundreds injured. #Syria

— Nora Basha (@Nora0315) May 25, 2012

Statement by #SecClinton condemning the massacre in the Syrian village of Haoula http://t.co/UvTP57sK #Syria

— Department of State (@StateDept) May 27, 2012

In Moscow tomorrow. Will call on Russia to support rapid & unequivocal pressure on #Assad regime and accountability for crimes. #Syria

— William Hague (@WilliamJHague) May 26, 2012

The photos being shared via the #HoulaMassacre hashtag are bloody, graphic and heartbreaking. So many beautiful children, dead. #syria

— Andy Carvin (@acarvin) May 26, 2012

UNICEF is outraged by massacre of 32 #children in #Syria. This outrageous crime cannot go unpunished. Our thoughts are with the families.

— UNICEF (@UNICEF) May 26, 2012

#Syria Horrific images of young victims bring international condemnation, may become turning point in rebellion. http://t.co/tG1lc5L4

— SaloumehZ (@SaloumehZ) May 27, 2012

#مجزرة_الحولة #HoulaMassacre pic.twitter.com/DtScoar1

— فهد العازمي (@2009Fh) May 27, 2012

Video footage below. (Warning: very graphic.)

U.S. celebrities are calling attention to the news:



think twice before viewing. As many as 50 children among 92 murdered by Assad #Syria #Houlamassacre http://t.co/6pU7Mbza

— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 27, 2012

#Syria: White House called the violence acts of "unspeakable and inhuman brutality." #Prayers for the souls of all those innocent children

— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) May 26, 2012

WaPo has details:

Syrian forces killed dozens of civilians in a village in central Syria, opposition groups and witnesses said Saturday, amid growing questions about the effectiveness of a U.N. monitoring mission that is supposed to be observing a cease-fire. U.N. officials said that at least 32 children were among the dead.

More than 90 people were killed and many more wounded when Syrian troops loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad shelled the village of Taldo in the Houla area northwest of Homs for several hours late Friday, according to the opposition groups and witnesses.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/27/massacre-in-syrian-village-more-than-90-civilians-killed/

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