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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday called for a probe into a recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday called for a probe into a recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.

    “An objective and unbiased investigation of all circumstances of what happened [in Houla] should be carried out under the auspices of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria,” Lavrov told UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan on the phone.

    Over 100 people were killed in Houla in Homs province, including dozens of children and women, in the May 25-26 attack that was one of the deadliest single events since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011.

    Over 10,000 people have been killed in clashes between the government and opposition forces in Syria since the start of the uprising, according to UN estimates.

     

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