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Clashes in Homs claim dozens of lives

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-07-17

At least 30 civilians died in the restive city of Homs in central Syria when supporters and opponents of the regime clashed Sunday, a Syrian rights group said. The violence erupted after three Bashar al-Assad loyalists were killed and dismembered.

 

AFP - At least 30 people were killed in 24 hours in the central Syrian city of Homs in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, a human rights activist said on Sunday.
             
"More than 30 civilians have been killed over the past 24 hours in Homs in clashes that broke out late on Saturday between the opposition and supporters of the regime," said Rami Abdel Rahman of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
             
He said the clashes came after three regime supporters kidnapped last week were killed and their dismembered bodies were returned to their relatives on Saturday.
             
"These clashes are a dangerous development that undermines the revolution and serves the interests of its enemies who want it to turn into a civil war," he added.

 

Date created : 2011-07-17

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