DEADLY

New Evidence of Syrian War Crimes

United Nations monitors arrived in the Syrian town of Haffeh on
 Thursday, the site of an alleged massacre where President Bashar
al-Assad had prevented them from entering on Tuesday. U.S. officials
 charged that Russian-made weapons were killing civilians in Syrian “hourly.” But U.S. officials
 backtracked 
from earlier claims that Russia has been supplying the Syrian 
government with arms, with officials saying late Wednesday that the
 Russian-made helicopters were “not new.” Meanwhile, China’s foreign
 minister 
indicated problems with France’s proposed plan to enforce U.N. special
 envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan, saying China opposed any plan “leaning 
toward sanctions and pressure.”