(AP) Syria defiantly denies killings, UN council meets

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Syria on Sunday strongly denied U.N. allegations that its forces killed more than 90 people in one of the deadliest events of the country's uprising, and diplomats said the Security Council met in an emergency session to discuss the massacre.

The killings in the west-central area of Houla on Friday brought widespread international criticism of the regime of President Bashar Assad, although differences emerged from world powers over whether his forces were exclusively to blame.

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