Obama ‘horrified’ as Syrian forces kill at least 80 in Hama

US: Massacre in iconic city "demonstrates true character" of Assad regime; EU spokesman calls reports of violence "appalling"; Syrian state news agency says military entered Hama to purge armed groups.

Syrian tanks firing shells and machine guns stormed the city of Hama on Sunday, killing at least 80 civilians in a move to crush demonstrations against President Bashar Assad’s rule. Assad’s forces began their assault on the city of some 700,000 people – also the scene of a 1982 government massacre – at dawn after besieging it for nearly a month. The state news agency said the military entered Hama...



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