Activists: Dozens dead in new Syria massacre

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Syrian opposition groups say scores have died in what activists describe as a new "massacre" in the central Hama province but that the exact death toll and circumstances are impossible to confirm.

The Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday
that "dozens" were killed overnight on the outskirts of Hama. But the group, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, is still documenting names.

The Local Coordination Committees group has a far higher death
toll, saying more than 78 people were killed, including many women
and children.

It says pro-government militiamen known as shabiha first shelled
the farming area and ten went in and killed the residents there. It says some of the dead were stabbed to death while other bodies have been burned.


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