August 3rd, 2012
03:58 AM ET

Syrian opposition reports massacre in Hama as 'main battle' looms in Aleppo

The U.N. General Assembly will convene over the Syrian crisis Friday, a day after Kofi Annan quit as special envoy to the nation following months of failed attempts to stop the bloodshed.

Annan, a former U.N. chief, has scrambled to forge peace amid reports of surging violence across the country.

A 10-year-old was among two people killed in Hama early Friday due to "indiscriminate shelling," the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.

The LCC described a "massacre' Thursday in Hama, where at least 50 people were killed by the regime's heavy shelling and gunfire, the opposition network said.

Across the country, at least 130 people were killed Thursday, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.

And the worst violence may be yet to come.

Officials believe the "main battle" is about to begin in the biggest city of Aleppo, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Thursday.

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  1. Philip

    What's taking the Syrian gov. so long to restore order to the streets of Syria? Ours to the streets of inner city America? Governments are much more powerful than citizens. Why can't these governments bring peace to their own streets? (Especially the one claiming to be spreading democracy)

    August 3, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Really. Isn't it kind of silly to think a government can restore peace in Afghanistan or Iraq while not being able to secure their own city streets?

    August 3, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    @Philip, Good Morning to you! Democracy is just an illusion in most of these countries.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Without the hope of peace, there would be no democracy.
    @dazzle. How is it that you and/or others support our government spending trillions of dollars in an effort to bring peace/democracy to other nations, while NOT being able to bring peace to our own city streets? (and currently trimming DOWN city police forces)

    August 3, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Oopsy. Good morning to you, miss dazzle. 🙂 curtsee

    August 3, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    @Philip, I certainly don't support that.

    August 3, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hope

    There are, just, so many things "Wrong" about what's happening in Syria. A ten year old boy randomly shot cause he dare be there when they randomly kill people from helicopters, tanks, troups,.snipers and with such heartlessness... ONE man, al Assad.


    August 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Obama Mama

    China and Russia how is this working out for you? Let it play out and more will be killed. a$$head is going down.
    Save my life I'm going down for the last time.

    August 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |