At least 45 women and children have been stabbed and burned to death in the Syrian city of Homs, opposition activists said.
The massacre took place late Sunday after peace talks between a U.N. special envoy and the Syrian regime failed to yield a cease-fire, activists said.
The slaughter was in the Karm al Zaytoun neighborhood, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an opposition network. The Adawiya neighborhood of Homs was also involved, according to the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights.
Children were stabbed to death in front of their mothers, and women and minor girls were sexually assaulted before being shot, according to the human rights network.FULL STORY