Iraqi Prime Minister Condemns Syrian Massacre, Urges for Peaceful Solution
Baghdad, July 14 (Xinhua-RHC) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki condemned Saturday the latest massacre in the Syrian town of Treimseh, urging to quicken the pace for a peaceful solution in the violence-shattered country.
In a statement posted by his office on the internet, Maliki said: “Such heinous crime (in Treimseh) is strongly condemned by all of us and must shape an additional incentive to all (conflicting) parties to abandon the course of violence, murder, revenge and terrorism in solving problems.”
And the statement added: “This crime and other atrocities should urge us all to step up the pace to find a peaceful solution to save brotherly Syria from serious slides and achieve the hopes of the Syrian people in a decent and free life, in which security and stability prevailed.”
Media reports said a massacre occurred late Thursday and early Friday in Treimseh in Hama region, in which more than 200 people were allegedly killed.
Syria has been wrecked by bombings and violence against civilians since March 2011, when anti-government protests began.