The Sunni village of al-Qubeir has hardly been a hot-bed of the rebellion. It seems no demonstrations against the Assad regime have ever happened there. That made it the softest of targets.
What happened to its residents is further ghastly proof that Syria's plummet into the abyss remains unchecked. Indeed, the country may already have fallen beyond the reach of any body trying to help.
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