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'The first thing you smell is burnt flesh'

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Mazraat al-Qubair is a small village in the central Hama province of Syria - a population of about 160 people. A Sunni farming enclave surrounded by villages populated by Allawites.

On Wednesday Qubair was the site of a massacre. About 80 people were killed. Both sides in the Syrian struggle blame each other for the killings.

At first, when the UN tried to get there its representatives were shot at. But yesterday they made it - and with them, was Paul Danaher - the head of the BBC's Middle East bureau. Here is Paul's account of his journey to the village.

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