Beirut, Lebanon- United Nations observers are on their way to the central Syrian village of Tremseh, a U.N. spokeswoman in Damascus said on Saturday, two days after activists said some 220 people had been killed there by helicopter gunships and militiamen.

“We were informed yesterday that a ceasefire was granted in Tremseh. So we sent a patrol on a reconnaissance mission. The patrol assessed the situation,” Sausan Ghosheh said in an email.

“We have sent a large integrated patrol today to seek verification of the facts,” she said, adding that it consisted of both civilian and military experts.


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