The cruel killings of innocent people in Syria continue to shock the world. News media reports that within last few days, there has been a massacre of innocent children in Syrian town of Houla. The United Nations believes that at least 108 people were killed in Houla including 49 children and 34 women. The 14-month old uprising that started in 2011 so far claimed to have more than 10,000 lives. No one claimed responsibility for the recent killings in Houla but each party, pro-government and activists blame each other. The activists claim that the Syrian army pounded the town with heavy artillery, clashed with the rebels in the area and later pro-government thugs roamed the area doing most of the killings.
The peacemaker, former United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan brokered a ceasefire deal with activists and the government very recently. But it appears that the truce has been violated by all parties leading to more killings every day.
The most recent killings of innocent children may lead to additional actions by the United Nations. Even the reluctant China condemned the most recent cruel killings in Houla. Many other nations are shell shocked by the news and strongly condemned the recent events in Syria.