OTTAWA, ON (NEWS1130) – Diplomats confirm the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla that left more than 90 people dead.

A new round of international condemnation followed the killings in the Village of Houla, which saw at least 32 children under the age of 10 murdered.

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was among those blasting the murder of at least 90 people, saying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is showing, “utter contempt for humanity and decency.”

Major General Robert Mood, head of the United Nations’ observer team inside Syria, says the assault on Houla has been confirmed by observers he deployed to the area. “They were able to confirm with their own eyes the death of 32 children under the age of 10-years-old.”

The Syrian government has blamed rebels and “terrorists” for the slaughter, while opposition forces say members of Assad’s militia were behind the killings.
The European Union, Arab League, France, Britain and Germany are all among those calling for an intensification of pressure or sanctions on the Assad government.