Observers attempt to arrive at Tremseh in Hama, where government set its air force in motion for attack.
UN observers have left their central office in the Syrian capital Damascus to attempt to arrive at the destroyed village of Tremseh in Hama province, where large numbers of people are accounted to have been killed in an assault 2 days earlier.
Observers from the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) were ascertained on Saturday checking and loading their vehicles before setting off in the direction of Hama.
Major General Robert Mood, the chief of the United Nations monitoring commission, said to reporters in Damascus that a group of observers, deployed few kilometres from Tremseh, affirmed the use of heavy weapons system and attack helicopters, entailing the government.
The team has been attempting to set up a ceasefire so it can go to the village to make a full analysis.
Different confrontation sources told between 74 and 200 activist and civilians died when the village was assaulted by helicopter gunships and tanks, then ramped by militiamen who killed entire families on Thursday.
The [ Syrian ] government stated more than fifty people were killed when government forces collided with “armed gangs” terrifying village residents.
The killings could not be independently affirmed since accession for international media is badly limited by authorities.
Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, on Friday called on the UN Security Council to take “decisive action” on the dispute in Syria following the attack.
Ban warned that any unsuccessful operation to act would be giving “a license for further slaughters” as he and Kofi Annan, the joint UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, demanded more pressure on President Bashar al-Assad.
“I call upon all member states to take corporate and critical action to directly and amply cease the tragedy unfolding in Syria,” Ban told in a statement aimed at the council.
In the meantime, Annan told he was “afraid and alarmed” by the reports of the assault and condemned the government for applying heavy weaponry in populated areas, the kind of aggression it was supposed to have ceased 3 months ago under a peace plan Annan drafted.
In accordance with a report by UNSMIS, a patrol of disarmed United Nations military observers could get within only about 6km of Tremseh on Thursday before being stopped by air force commanders because of “operations”.
The patrol observed the situation from a few different locations around Tremseh for about 8 hours during which time it heard more than 100 explosions, sporadic small arms and heavy machinegun fire and saw white and black smoke plumes.