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Web Extra: UN Monitors Fired On, Reach Site of Syrian Massacre

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UN officials reached the Syrian village of Qubair Friday, the site of a massacre on Wednesday. Opposition leaders say militiamen working with the government are responsible for the killings, while the government blames "terrorists."

A BBC reporter with the UN convoy says they are seeing gutted buildings, animal carcasses, but no residents in the tiny village, and no bodies. Opposition leaders say the government delayed UN observers from reaching the site so it could remove the evidence, including bodies of civilians killed.

Meanwhile, there are reports of fighting in many parts of the country, including heavy shelling of a rebel held neighborhood in the city of Homs, which has become a major flashpoint in the battle for Syria opposition.

We spoke with Borzou Daragahi, of The Financial Times, and we asked him what he was hearing about the new level of violence. Here's what he had to say:

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This segment aired on June 8, 2012. The audio for this segment is not available.

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