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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday purports to show the bodies of a man and a girl on the hood of a United Nations observer vehicle following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. The Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind the attack in which at least 108 people were killed. (Shaam News Networks via Associated Press)

This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday purports to show the bodies of a man and a girl on the hood of a United Nations observer vehicle following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. The Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind the attack in which at least 108 people were killed. (Shaam News Networks via Associated Press)

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