|Bodies of civilians, including women and children in the streets of Hama.|
There are certain forces which do not hesitate in organizing the most cruel and villainous provocations to disrupt Kofi Annan’s peace plan for the country, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aleksandr Lukashevich.
In response to the Hama tragedy, consolidation of international effort is vital to back up the Annan plan, he stressed. All external parties involved in solving the Syrian conflict must use their influence to put pressure on armed opposition groups, Lukashevich said.
"There are 49 confirmed and identified victims in Al-Kubeir, the majority of them from the Al-Yateem family," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Observatory. "Among the dead are 18 women and children," he said, adding that six other people were also killed on Wednesday in a village near Al-Kubeir, which is in a farming area northwest of Hama city.
Earlier tolls from opposition groups had put the death toll at between 87 and 100. - RT.
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