Syria: Soldiers kill dozens in Hama after UN visit
BEIRUT (AP) -- Anti-regime activists say Syrian government forces have attacked the central city of Hama, killing more than 30 people one day after a visit by U.N. observers monitoring the country's shaky cease-fire.
Rami Abdul-Rahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says 33 people were killed Monday in shooting attacks throughout the city, some with heavy-caliber machine guns.
Other activists gave different numbers and reported shelling, while videos posted online showed smoke rising from apartment towers and blood in the streets.
The U.N. has an eight-person team in Syria to observe a tenuous cease-fire between regime forces and rebels that is supposed to allow for talks on a solution to the country's crisis.