Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

« The dress » is back but why don’t we see black and blue ?

Read more

REPORTERS

Chad's war against Boko Haram

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Rape in India, Russia after Nemtsov, France scolded for Smacking

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Netanyahu Warns Congress against Iran; Clinton's Got Mail

Read more

#THE 51%

Gender equality in the classroom: A delicate balancing act

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Inside a school for imams

Read more

#TECH 24

MWC 2015: New smartphones unveiled

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Paris, world tattoo capital

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Fair play won't stop Putin - it's time for sterner stuff'

Read more

Middle east

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

  • SYRIA

    Syria arrests prominent writer and regime critic

    Read more

  • SYRIA

    Syrian opposition forms council to battle Assad

    Read more

  • SYRIA

    Security forces open fire at 'biggest protests yet'

    Read more

COMMENT(S)