A military rocket attack killed more than 70 people in the Syrian flashpoint city of Hama, in one of the deadliest incidents in the grinding conflict, CNN
reported Thursday, April 26. The Wednesday strike caused many poorly constructed buildings to collapse. One activist said more than a dozen children were pulled from the wreckage. The incident prompted the Syrian opposition to call on the U.N. Security Council to hold an emergency session to take up the issue of protecting civilians. The demand by the opposition Syrian National Council comes the same day the Arab League called an emergency meeting in Cairo in which ministers will take up the issue of Syria’s fragile truce, which showed little sign of taking hold amid reports of violence in several cities.