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UNITED NATIONS, May 27 (Itar-Tass) —— UN Observation Mission in Syria head Norwegian General Robert Mood will inform the UN Security Council on Sunday about the Houla tragedy of last Friday, which claimed over 90 lives of civilians, among them more than 30 children, diplomats told Itar-Tass.
According to the updated reports, the briefing will be held in the form of videoconference at 10:30 p.m. Moscow time.
Russia requested the briefing, as the majority of media reports covering the Houla tragedy put the blame on the Syrian armed forces, which allegedly used heavy armaments in bombarding the town.
The French-British draft statement on Syria posted at the UN Security Council strongly condemned the use of heavy armaments by the Syrian army in shooting at residential areas and murders of dozens of men, women and children and injuries of hundreds of people in Houla, near Homs, confirmed by UN observes.
Diplomats said there were grounds to doubt that theory.