U.N. observers are confirming the scale of a gruesome massacre in central Syria.

The head of the U.N. team says more than 90 people were killed yesterday in Houla, including at least 32 children under 10 years of age. Amateur video posted online show rows of dead children lying in a mosque in bloody clothing with gaping head wounds.

Maj. Gen. Robert Mood condemned the attack as a "brutal tragedy." He isn't saying who is responsible, but U.N. observers found artillery shells from tanks at the site today.

The Syrian government is blaming the massacre on "armed terrorist groups" but has provided no details.

But France is putting the blame squarely on the Assad regime. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius condemned
the attack, calling the Syrian government a "murderous regime" that's pushing the country "further into horror."

Syria's opposition is calling on the U.N. Security Council to reassess the world body's responsibility in Syria in light of the latest massacre.


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