Three years ago today, a massacre took place in the Syrian village of Taldou in Houla, in northern Syria. According to the U.N., 108 civilians were brutally murdered, including 34 women and 49 children. More even than the death toll, the clear sectarian nature of the killings sparked an international outcry. The U.N. and twelve other countries, including the UK, expelled Syrian diplomats. Three years on, as we look to Syria’s future, we mustn’t forget the shock and horror of that day, May 25, 2012.
Let’s keep firmly focused on the need to bring perpetrators of massacres like Houla to justiceGareth Bayley