May 13 - Amateur video purports to show the bodies of villagers after Syrian troops, activists said, shot dead seven civilians when they overran a Sunni village near the city of Hama. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Syrian troops backed by armoured vehicles on Sunday (May 13) shot dead seven civilians when they overran a rebellious Sunni Muslim village west of the city of Hama, burning houses and arresting dozens of people, an activists' organisation said. Four women were among those killed in the village of Tamanaa in al-Ghab, a lush plain in the rural epicentre of the 14-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, said the Syrian Network for Human Rights, an opposition activists' group monitoring the crackdown. A video posted to a social media website apparently showed dead bodies wrapped in white cloth and draped with flowers in what appeared to be a mosque. The bodies were marked with pieces of paper that carried the names of the dead. Reuters cannot independently verify the content of videos obtained from social media websites.