At least 200 Syrians, mostly civilians, were massacred in the village of Treimsa in the Hama region as Syrian regime forces had attacked the village by helicopter gunships and tanks on Thursday, opposition activists told Reuters news.
The Revolution Leadership Council of Hama told Reuters the Sunni Muslim village of Treimsa was subjected to a barrage of heavy weapons fire before pro-government alawite militiamen loyal to the Assad regime swept in and killed victims one by one.
For his part, observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP by telephone that the situation is particularly serious because the government forces shelled a mosque where many people had sought refuge.
"Treimsa is now empty as everyone is dead or has fled."
Eye witness told Reuters news that about thirty army vehicles including tanks have completely surrounded the village. "There was no way out. Whoever tried to escape through the fields was shot," said the eyewitness. "After the bombing, the army came into Treimsa with small arms and then a pro-regime militia, called Shabiha, followed with knives," he added.
As usual, SANA news as well as regime media said that terrorist groups were behind the killing and wounding of tens of people in the village of Treimsa in Hama region.
Abo Arif al-Khalid appeared on Syrian TV said terrorists attacked, destroyed and burned scores of the houses in Treimsa, killing dozens of civilians, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
It is not possible to confirm these news from an independant source since the Syrian regime doesn't allow any foreign media to cover the events which occur over there; even U.N. observers are helpless in this case. In my opinion, as no action was taken against the Syrian regime after the previous massacres, nothing will be expected after Treimsa massacre.
The maximum to be expected is another visit from Kofi Anan to meet President Assad whereas the result, as per the international reports, will be "positive." The word positive, in their dictionary, means a new massacre is on the way..