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Massacre in Tremseh Syria

Another massacre in the ongoing troubles in Syria took place in Tremseh. The attacks started apparently at 06:00 local time, and continued for hours. Tremseh is around 35km north west of Hama. Here are excerpts from the Guardian, BBC, and Christian Science Monitor:

8.27am: The opposition Syrian National Council has urged the UN security council to pass a binding resolution against the Assad government in the wake of Tremseh killings, Lebanon's Daily Star reports.

It quotes an SNC statement as saying:

To stop this bloody madness which threatens the entity of Syria, as well as peace and the security in the region and in the world, requires an urgent and sharp resolution of the Security Council under Chapter VII (of the U.N. Charter) which protects the Syrian people.

Rebel leader Abu Mohamad, chief of a group based further to the north, told AFP early Friday that the attack using helicopters, tanks and multiple rocket-launchers had killed more than 200 people in the village.

Syria unrest: Kofi Annan shocked at Tremseh 'atrocities'

Syrian government troops using tanks and helicopters massacred more than 150 people in the central province of Hama, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, while a rebel leader put the toll at more than 200.

Abu Mohamad said he had been in phone contact with a resident of Treimsa who told him that government forces were on hills a few kilometres (miles) outside the town.

The army and the Shabiha, pro-regime militia who are said to accompany troops to make sure they do not desert, started to bombard Treimsa "Thursday around 11:00 am (0800 GMT) and finished around 9:00 pm," Abu Mohamad said.

But a Hama-based activist who identified himself as Abu Ghazi told AFP via Skype that regime troops started shelling the village earlier, at around 6:00 am.

"That was followed by clashes with the (rebel) Free Syrian Army, but the FSA does not have a big presence in Treimsa and could not fight long," said the activist.

"The number of martyrs is very high partly because the army shelled a mosque where scores of people had taken shelter, to treat the wounded and hide from the bombs," Abu Ghazi added.

The GCP event was set for 6 hours beginning at 06:00 local time. The result is Chisquare 21640 on 21600 df, for p = 0.422 and Z = 0.197.

Massacre in Tremseh

It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny statistical effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish signal from noise. This means that every "success" might be largely driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect can be identified only by patiently accumulating replications of similar analyses.

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