Executions in Syria
The head of UN observers in Syria said 13 bodies had been discovered in the east of the country. Major-General Robert Mood said these bodies were found with their hands tied behind their backs and signs that some had been shot in the head from close range. "General Mood is deeply disturbed by this appalling and inexcusable act," a statement issued by the observer mission said on Wednesday. The new violence came as Turkey and Japan became the latest countries to expel Syrian diplomats. Also, Syrian forces continued to bombard rebel-held areas in Homs.