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June 7, 2012 10:39 am

Syrian Forces Block UN Team from Site of New Massacre

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Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations. Photo: wiki commons.

NY Times – The commander of United Nations monitors seeking to gain access to the site of a reported mass killing in central Syria said on Thursday that his forces were being blocked by army checkpoints and civilians in a standoff that seemed to mirror a looming diplomatic stalemate over the crisis.

If verified, the massacre, reported on Wednesday, would be the fourth in less than two weeks, threatening to inject a new surge of angry momentum into the growing international effort to isolate President Bashar al-Assad and remove him from power.

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