[VIDEO] Syrian govt denies heavy weapons used in Tremseh massacre

Monday, July 16, 2012
Damascus: Syria, on Sunday, defended itself against widespread condemnation over a military operation last week.

YouTube video posted by Syrian activists shows how 
tanks and helicopter  were used in Tremseh massacre

The regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has denied using tanks and helicopters in the deadly Tremseh assault that activists have described as a "massacre." 
Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Madkissi has reportedly has said reports that government troops had used aircraft in the July 12 attack were "absolutely not true."
The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 14 people were killed in clashes Sunday. On its Facebook page, the Britain-based group posted raw video footage that allegedly showed some of the clashes over the past few days in Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
The group also said government bombardments were continuing in the provinces of Hama, Homs, Aleppo, Dera'a and Deir Ezzor, as well as a Damascus neighborhood.
The videos and casualty figures have not been independently verified.
Syrian activists said more than 200 people were killed during a massacre by government forces.
The spokeswoman for U.N. monitors in Syria, Sausan Ghosheh, has reportedly said that the government attacks in Tremseh appeared to target the homes of activists and army defectors. She said a wide range of weapons was used including artillery, mortars and small arms.
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