What Happened in Aqrab, Syria?

Last week, the UN released a report warning that the conflict in Syria had now become “overtly sectarian in nature,” while a spokesman for the UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon expressed concern about “extremely worrisome reports…of a mass killing of civilians in the village of Aqrab near Hama.”

This alleged massacre is said to have resulted in the deaths of at least dozens of Alawite civilians in a town with a Sunni majority that has co-existed alongside the Alawite minority.

However, uncertainty still remains as to what happened in Aqrab.