FILE - In this file this frame grab made from an amateur video provided by Syrian activists on May 28, 2012, purports to show the massacre in Houla on May 25 that killed more than 100 people, many of ... more 
FILE - In this file this frame grab made from an amateur video provided by Syrian activists on May 28, 2012, purports to show the massacre in Houla on May 25 that killed more than 100 people, many of them children. The amateur footage shows people running along a street, purportedly just after the attack on Houla started. In the recent sectarian violence in Syria, some observers see a grim pattern: Alawite fighters from President Bashar Assad's minority sect trying to carve out a breakaway region for themselves by driving out local Sunnis, killing entire families and threatening anybody who stays behind. If the regime falls, the Alawite heartland on Syria’s mountainous coast could become a refuge for the community and even Assad himself to fight for survival against the Sunni majority.(AP Photo/Amateur Video via AP video, File) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS CITIZEN JOURNALISM IMAGE less 
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